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Sunday Morning Weekly Recap Manufactured Housing Industry News, September 24 to October 1, 2017

October 1st, 2017 Comments off
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Tony, every week there is so much that happens, this [The Sunday Morning Headline News Recap] is an easy way for me to review the news, thank you for this [feature] and your team’s coverage of factory-built housing.

Our featured articles for September are available on the MHProNews.com home page.

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To see the line-up of over 2-dozen featured articles for the month of September, along with the headline commentary, please click this link here.

Manufactured, modular and prefabricated home professionals know that how a home got to its location should not define a person or their dwelling.

What the Daily Business News spotlights day-by-day are the tragedies, triumphs and struggles for acceptance of the obvious solution for millions for the growing affordable housing crisis in the U.S. and beyond.

When you read the lineup for the month found on the home page, you can reflect on another motto as you chart your own professional path ahead: “We Provide, You Decide.”  ©

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In Response To Tragedy, A Principle Based Message of Hope, Solidarity, Subsidiarity

August 31st, 2017 Comments off
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Over the past few weeks the nation has experienced a lot of tragedy.

First, there was the sad events in Charlottesville, which raised the ugly specter of racism among a tiny group of Americans again.  

Then, there is the more recent Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas, which has shown an example of people of all backgrounds pulling together. But the sheer scope of the tragedy can’t be measured in the cost in dollars alone.

In response to Charlottesville, manufactured housing advocate, the Reverend Donald Tye, Jr. and MHLivingNews/MHProNews publisher L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach prepared a statement of “healing and hope.”

Citing sources, Tye and Kovach point to principles of Christianity and morality as foundational in America.   Not to declare a national religion, but to encourage the best of people, the duo say.

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As people from a variety of walks of life come together to help those devastated by Charlottesville, Texas, Florida and now Louisiana, the reminder they shared is that we are all part of one human race, one nation, and one earth.

Among their quotes, “United we stand, divided we fall.”

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HUD Secretary Carson Speaks Out about Charlottesville, Racism, and ‘Taking the High Road’

August 23rd, 2017 Comments off
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Amidst the chaos and tragedy of the Charlottesville protests, it was revealed that the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Ben Carson’s home in Virginia had recently been vandalized with anti-Trump rhetoric, per the Washington Examiner.

In a Facebook post, Secretary Carson shared two different personal stories of dealing with racism and extremists in his own neighborhoods.

Regarding all of the racial and political strife emanating from the events in Charlottesville last weekend, let me relate a story,” Carson wrote.

Several years ago we bought a farm in rural Maryland. One of the neighbors immediately put up a Confederate flag. A friend of ours who is an African-American three-star general was coming to visit and immediately turned around concluding that he was in the wrong place. Interestingly, all the other neighbors immediately put up American flags shaming the other neighbor who took down the Confederate flag.”

The second story was where Carson shared the details of his home being vandalized with hateful, anti-Trump comments.

More recently our home in Virginia along with that of a neighbor was vandalized by people who also wrote hateful rhetoric about President Trump,” he continued. “We were out of town, but other kind, embarrassed neighbors cleaned up most of the mess before we returned.”

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In both instances, less than kind behavior was met by people taking the high road,” Carson stated.

By the way, that neighbor who put up the Confederate flag subsequently became friendly. That is the likely outcome if we just learn to be neighborly and to get to know each other,” the HUD Secretary concluded.

While the media debates over whether or not President Trump’s statements regarding the Charlottesville incident were racist – due to the president “blaming both sides,” as seen in the video below – Carson is looking at it from a different perspective.

Rather than fighting violence with violence, as some viewed the case of Charlottesville, Carson suggests that there is a third option not being considered.  “Taking the high road.”

As Carson said of the confederate flag incident – they were able to become friendly with their neighbor eventually – and that was a result of taking a nonviolent approach to fighting racism.

There are radical terrorists in the world who want to destroy us and are coming dangerously close to acquiring the means to accomplish their goals,” Carson wrote Saturday.

We must present a strong and united front in the future. If America is going to survive, we must not yield to the forces of evil. Remember what our money says: ‘In God We Trust.’ Let’s act accordingly.”

It’s worth noting that Secretary Carson, along with Alveda King, niece of civil rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., appeared with President Trump at last night’s rally in Phoenix.


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Professor Specializes in Modular Housing

February 16th, 2012 Comments off

John Quale, professor of architecture at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville has turned his sights on developing energy efficient affordable housing. “The people who are at the lower end of the income level are the ones who need the most help in reducing their energy inefficiency, and yet they are also the ones who can least afford the services,” says Quale, also the director of the ecoMOD research project which focuses on modular housing. CharolottesvilleTomorrow tells MHProNews.com EcoMOD has collaborated with several non-profit organizations on renovations and building single and multi-family affordable modular homes. Their upcoming project with the Albermarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIPA) will involve students designing modular housing to fit the needs of specific neighborhoods, rather than building homes to the designs of their partners as they have in the past. EcoMOD’s work extends from Virginia to Mississippi and Jamaica.

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