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Cowards, How Winning Is Done, and Manufactured Housing

May 3rd, 2019 Comments off

 

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There are all kinds of fights and battles. Some are physical. Others are mental. Still others are bruising business battles or political brawls.

 

You don’t have to be a boxing fan to love some of the underlying themes in the Rocky series of movies.  As Rodger Castro said about the clip below those… “4 minutes taught me more about life than 4 years of public education.” No wonder various versions of this video clip on YouTube have had about 20 million (+/-) views. 

 

 

 

 

There are independents who will quickly get the message from the Rocky clip above.

In fairness, there are also people that work for one of the big boys, or who are in an industry nonprofit, who don’t like what top management or ‘leadership’ does, and they will get the powerful meaning too.

Our industry is underperforming. That’s what the facts reflect.

It is outrageous that some even dare posture any kind of defense or excuse for what’s occurring. They must think you or we are stupid.  We’ve laid out the data, research, trend lines, and logic that explains why MHVille is a shadow of what it could or should be.

  • That means that arguably, among many things, that scores of investors in public companies are getting scammed, to the precise degree that a given company’s upper management is ‘in on it.’
  • Or if you are in sales, you should have people lined up at the door eager to buy, instead of having to chase that customer that just cancelled because they watched John Oliver’s viral “Mobile Homes” video.

Candidly, just when we think we’ve got it figured out, some new tip comes in that sheds fresh light. What we do for our industry here could not occur without a routine series of tips and comments, on or off the record, often from insiders in the industry. We can’t thank our sources enough, and neither can our readers truly repay that debt.

It’s all about team work from pros who dare enough to care enough.

There are comments from inside federal agencies. There are tips from inside companies or associations. Investors have shared comments and insights too.

 

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It’s not how hard you get hit, it’s what happens after you are hit.

Here, we keep getting up, dust ourselves off from the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, march back in and keep mixing it up. Because we try, we know we can look you in the digital eyes to say that you can do your part too.

Just walking back into the batter’s box can be huge. That’s a key part of how winning gets done!

We are all either part of the problem or part of the solution. The industry will not resolve its issues without dealing with its core issues. Odds are, you already know who the sell outs and Quislings are.

Don’t be one of those that just go along to get along. Do whatever you can. Reach out via the news tips link above or below.

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“It’s a Terrible Idea,” Comments from Manufactured Home Community Owners, Senior Management, and Investors

December 7th, 2018 Comments off


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Skimmer alert: the subject isn’t a video per se.  But we open this Daily Business News on MHProNews with a comment about a new video because it shines a light on broader issues that have drawn comments – also shared below – from a variety of industry personalities.  Many are from the manufactured home community sector.  But other voices from retail and production have weighed in too, as you will see.

 

A company president with interests in communities that has also done retail wrote a long missive that began as follows. “My first reaction when I saw the opening frames [of the Manufactured Housing Institute self-promotional video] was WTF?????  OBVIOUS to me at least that this was made for folks who DON’T know the real details behind the [manufactured housing industry’s current condition] story.  In a depressed industry, with competition slowly being choked out of existence, they [MHI] come out like we’re back in 1999!  What a joke.”

 

Terrible Idea

It’s a terrible idea,” said another large community owner during a 75-minute phone call to MHProNews,to have communities lumped in” with producers, retail, and other industry segments at the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). That pro said he hasn’t seen the MHI video, and said he could care less.

Why?

What has MHI done to alleviate any of the concerns” for communities, was the response.  Examples given by the caller included costly installations being mandated by HUD was part of that community owners comment.

He’s far from alone.

The Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and financing issues have sparked several responses from operations of varied sizes, from coast-to-coast.

MHI pays lip service to communities. Sure, they have their community focused events. But in terms of policies, what has MHI actually done? It’s still a retail and production-oriented organization.”

The dues paid by communities [to MHI] are not that bad,” said one. “But there’s no performance [by MHI] either. I’m waiting to see who will step up and do something that will be helpful for communities.”

MHI provides “a lot of sizzle, but the steak’s still kinda tough. We as an industry are still WAY below where all rationale says we should be, IF ONLY NORMAL MARKET FORCES WERE AT WORK HERE.  I have long felt that to NOT be the case, as you [MHProNews] are also verifying through your investigative reporting.”

Put differently, one of the hot-topics include a growing sense of manufactured home market manipulation and monopolistic practices.  There are many who believe that the industry should be performing far better, but that manipulation of the market has kept the industry at far below it’s capability.

 

 

A Wink and a Nod?

I have no doubt that deals are made [at MHI] with a wink and a nod” that benefits some operations at the expense of others stated a partner in a community operation.

Nathan Smith was a name that drew repeated fire. “What a likable guy, who sadly is working every ——ing day to get politicians elected who harm everything independent business people in our industry stand for and need [in order] to be successful.” Without saying so, it is likely a reaction to the report found by clicking on the hot-linked box below.

 

Nathan & Mary Lee Chance Smith, Leaders in ‘Anti-Trump Resistance,’ Manufactured Housing Impact?

 

I just want an organization that helps keep Big Brother off my back,” explained one, commenting about MHI. “We have modest working-class [MH] communities. There are no clubhouses. Having to put in high-cost pads only increases the costs to consumers. MHI’s promos only shows photos or video of freshly black topped streets, that have double wides1, garages, and swimming pools. Hey, that’s great for those few that actually do offer that, but that ignores the reality at over 80 percent of the properties in our industry. It’s like they [MHI] are embarrassed by the reality that millions are happy to have a home that they can call their own, even if it is modest, it’s theirs.”

 

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One mentioned a comment by Kevin Clayton, on an occasion when he said that the industry should “…dance with those that brought them to the dance.” Meaning, the industry should not forget the entry level product.  “But this Clayton/MHI new class of homes absolutely ignores the ones that brought manufactured homes to the housing industry dance.  Not providing them with Fannie [Mae] and Freddie [Mac] lending is another case of leaders doing the opposite of what they’ve said. Their program does nothing for community owners, and all of our industry’s existing home owners. It’s outrageous.”

It’s why, one said, so many community people walked out last year from the MHI presentation at their Congress and Expo.  ICYMI, you can learn more about that by clicking on the box in the report linked below.

 

Manufactured Housing Institute “Walk Out,” “Cover Up,” and Shock at their Vegas Event

 

 

What’s Next?

There have been questions and comments about the new national manufactured home community organization.

MHProNews has spotlighted the emerging group, and without endorsing it, has noted that at least NMHCO has condemned MHI’s performance failures for communities, which is a hopeful sign that those organizing community owners not only understand the issues, but have plans to address them.

An industry veteran said the need for MHIdea and the new community organization could not be more pressing, saying in part that while most are figuring out how to do more or better business, “SOME in our industry focus on an entirely different goal every morning:  “What can I do today to make my competition go away?“”

One pro said that whatever MHI or Clayton say they want, automatically sparks skepticism.  She gave an example, citing the fact that MHVillage has launched MH Insider, which has praised Kevin Clayton and MHI makes.  That pro now questions not only that publication, but the parent operation too. “If someone is promoting those con artists,” that person alleged, “after the reports we’ve read [on MHProNews], they are either blind, naïve, or part of their con.”

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Are Tech and Emerging Trends Threatening to Undermine MH Communities?

An interesting observation has been about the changes on the horizon in transportation. Out West, where Elon Musk and his Boring Company have been doing tests on the hyperloop, there’s a gnawing concern that in conjunction with other trends, that hyperloop could in time undermine community values in or near metro areas.

Some of us [in the community sector] have thought about or sell properties to big box stores or multifamily housing redevelopers. But as technology like hyperloop develops, it may become ever-more important to be resident satisfaction focused. While today, communities have great stability and lots of exit options, that may not always be the case. If so, that could be [a] good [development] for residents, and the industry, in the long run.

 

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This may have been a reference to one of the reports on MHProNews on that topic, see one example, at this link here.

 

More people work from home than a decade ago,” observed another. “Their [a home owner’s] location doesn’t have to be near downtown, or even in a suburb. Where is there any drive [by MHI] to attract that [home buying] audience?

The fact that MHI used Nathan [Smith] to attack the new communities association in their so-called newsletter is [a] clear reason to believe that they know that there’s unrest among many NCC [National Community Council] members.”

Anyone who has gone to a few Congress and Expos knows that they have very low actual attendance at most of their breakout sessions,” said one. “They have a few keynotes [that get better attendance], but beyond those, most [community professionals] take off and talk business with others or are handling calls and messages.”

 

Regarding MHI/NCC meetings:

> Education could be better and more relevant, as often low attendance at actual sessions underscores.

> Lobbying on behalf of actual needs and concerns of communities is almost none-existent.

> Some argue that MHI is undermining communities, by favoring initiatives that tilt toward clients of what previously was known as Clayton Bank, 21st, Vanderbilt, or other Berkshire Hathaway brands operating in manufactured housing.

Some – as was indicated earlier – used choice, blunt words.

Nathan is a disgrace to our industry,” is one example. “How can he be in a leadership role? I wouldn’t be surprised if he helped that d-mned Richard Cordray in his Ohio campaign for governor [the comment came from several states away, Cordray was prior head to the Obama Administration CFPB]. Nathan’s whole schtick is like a carnival barker, an embarrassment to those of us who try to run an honest business.”

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I wouldn’t mind supporting more than one association, if a new group actually wanted to do something real. Once they [a new organization] proved themselves, dropping out of MHI would be no problem.”

Other who aren’t in MHI – but may or may not be members of state associations – are hopeful too.

I’ve been told that the mixers and events [for MHI] exist for two main reasons. They want independents [retailers, communities] to come which raises money for MHI, but it also gives the portfolio operations a chance to —ing schmooze us into selling [to them]. That video you guys have of Nathan [Smith] laughing while he says he wants all the communities for himself says it all. You guys [MHProNews] need to use that Monopolistic Housing Institute logo more, because that’s like a meme that captures what they [MHI] are all about.”

 

 

 

Anger Over GSEs and Financing

 

While community owners like the rates and terms they get on refinancing a property with one of the GSEs, when the topic turns to lending on actual manufactured homes, they often get angry.

It’s worse than an insult to promote this Clayton [Homes] backed ‘new class of homes,” said one. “It undermines what the HUD Code stands for and has accomplished. MHI has essentially helped the GSEs avoid supporting 95% of what consumers want to buy, in favor of something that is totally unproven.”

A concerned producer and MHI member indicated that the lower rate offered by the GSEs on that new class of homes is cancelled out by the far higher cost of the product. That same producer soberly said that the majority of producers couldn’t build such a home the way they are configured.

Put differently, that professional was explaining why most of the 130 some plants producing homes in the U.S. are being undermined by this Clayton/MHI initiative, that they purportedly got the GSEs to buy into.

Another MHI only member producer stressed that modular homes already qualified for GSE lending. “This [new class of homes] was just unnecessary.”

There are clearly conflicting interests at MHI, and they always tilt toward what Berkshire Hathaway wants.”

The two most heard or read words?

Thank you,” with an example from one who added, “for giving voice to those of us who’ve been abused by a train of lies and broken promises.”

You [MHProNews] are smart to be mixing in those videos and reports that teach the basics of what made America great,” because “what the reality of what is happening to our country could cost everything we hold dear if we don’t change [the trajectory of] the culture.”

 

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Hedge Fund’s Cavco Move, and More from Inside MHVille

November 18th, 2018 Comments off

 

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The Third Avenue investment fund has reportedly sold off all of its shares of Cavco Industries (CVCO).

 

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The stock has overall been slowly recovering since the SEC news broke, and it initially dropped like a rock.

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But there are now at least 4 law firms that are investigating stock fraud or other possible malfeasance. The SEC would not rule out or confirm to MHProNews possible antitrust concerns regarding Cavco. Nor would the SEC, or Cavco’s representatives, state which equity was being traded that has sparked this melee, and raised concerns about possible wrongdoing.

Among the well-known industry voices that have sounded off on the matter, was the following by email, with the bracketed words added to clarify the meaning. “Thanks for sharing…[the news reports]…these folks [Cavco] are in a mess and it doesn’t seem they’ve hit the bottom yet,” said a longtime manufactured housing industry professional.

You can find several recent reports with details on what a Cavco Industries insider has called a “debacle,” linked further below.

 

Next, next, and next…

Then, there’s ELS’ Sam Zell, Warren Buffett led Berkshire, and their Godfather-style encounter. If you are in any sector of manufactured housing, it should be priority reading.  That’s our Saturday report, linked below.

Jeff Bezos founded Amazon, as you likely know.  Bezo’s Amazon investment fund bet million on Plant PreFab, learn more about them below.

MHARR has an update from Washington, D.C. this week, which is an important read too.

On MHLivingNews, you’ll find how Lending Tree has praised manufactured homes in a way so smooth, that it should inspire MHI to take notes, and try to follow their lead.  Arlington, and your big boy members, are you watching and listening?

Larry King of CNN fame delivers a video message that is interesting, both for what is and isn’t said. It’s a great lesson in propaganda mixed with truth.

Clayton’s image campaign effort is found below too.  Insightful information of importance.

The SunDog story is an example of how a new firm got positive media in their market.

We have a powerful example of where left and right agree on a topic, that’s in the Daily Business News this past week as well.

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Tips and Industry Voices from the Mail and Message Bags…

The following that are quoted are unedited. Some are summarized, which aren’t in quotes.  These include messages from company leaders, in or out of MHI, as well as from other MH industry sources.

There were thoughtful comments of encouragement about Legacy, from outside of that company. See more on that which will be linked from a report on Monday.

The Third Ave item above came as a tip from a source with deep Cavco ties.  Thanks to all for their news tips and feedback.  Keep in mind that some news tips take time to develop properly, others can be shared more rapidly, as in the case of the above.

Let’s take a moment to reply to a reader’s question.  Q – “Are you guys socialists?”  A – Not even close. –> Respectfully, that’s a good example of why someone shouldn’t skim-read.  One missed word can change a meaning.  We’ve all done that, but we are pro-free enterprise, pro-faith, flag, family, and fortune honestly earned.

Here’s another comment, FYI – as usual, we add the brown/bold text for quotes.

Thanks for educating the masses. Combine this with what big tech is doing to conservatives. Americans need to wake up and trump needs to on the offense with the DOJ” and there was no period or the implied ‘go.’

Among the messages on Cavco, are those who feel bad for Joe and their company’s woes.

Speaking of Cavco, there’s this specific insight about the law firms preparing to sue CVCO. The comments will make sense once the articles about Cavco are digested: “They probably could care less about AT issues. They’re looking at investor class action for big/quick $$$.”

Shifting gears to Info Wars…”

The war between Globilism and Nationalism is real and I view as a war between good and evil. Control or freedom. Christ or antichrist. Trumplican or Democrat. Truth or deception.”

Reader comment on MHI…

The big companies have figured out how to get small- to mid-sized firms to pay MHI for what the big boys want. Lavin was right.”

Which each of the above reminds us of a standby from a company leader earlier this year: “If MHProNews is writing about it, I want to know about it.” At some point, we’ll copyright that one.

Speaking of mail, some came – believe it or not – from friends of MHI from the U.S. Mail.  Remind us, please, to share a few good laughs.

 

Beyond the Mail…

There is so much more below.  Don’t be the last to know.

In what Nathan Smith accurately called a modest ‘boutique’ sized industry today, over 10 thousand professionals logon daily to our MHProNews site.  Thousands are on our email list, which reads like a who’s who cross section of mom and pops to the corporate giants, and all in between.  Third-party Mail Chimp says our open rate and click rates dwarfs others in media and publishing. To sign up for our industry-leading emailed headline news, that links to top stories, click here.

There’s always more on MHProNews, plus the groundbreaking work being done on MHLivingNews.

Between these two platforms are important resources that professionals, researchers and investors rely upon.  We do the most fact-checks. We provide more genuine news, analysis, and commentary. Who else in MHVille trade media examines the performance vs. the words, and holds the powers-that-be to account more than we?

No one else even thought about doing “New through the lens of manufactured homes, and factory-built housing,” © before we did it. Now, a few are paying the ultimate compliments, by trying to copy that and other things that we’ve done and are doing. Thanks.

No one else in the industry has even tried to do MHVille connected market summaries daily, which are combined with news and analysis on a specific topic.  Our readers tell us these are some of the things that have made us the runaway #1 read “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use.” ©  No one else even comes close.

Thanks again to our sponsors, clients, sources, and readers alike.  Speaking of sponsors, 3 MHI members reached out in the last several weeks, one of them pulled the trigger, and that one reported good results.

The ones that didn’t pull the trigger were politely told that while their business was welcome, and we would faithfully transmit their content and/or views, they had to clearly understand that their sponsorship would not change our editorial stance. We follow the facts, evidence, and money. We routinely reach out to the others we spotlight, and ask them to rebut, clarify or reply. Apparently, they can’t. Too bad, the sparks would be good for all, because sparks can shed light.

That’s the candid authenticity that makes us #1.  Again, thank you to all who make that so.

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Looking ahead:

The word heard on Friday is that there will be an announcement this week on a plan by an industry operation that merits attention. It’s a firm that is an MHI member, but once you see it, you may come to the conclusion that they have decided that what they’re doing from Arlington isn’t enough. We’ll plan a report as the facts emerge.

There will also be special Daily Business News and Masthead items tomorrow (Monday).  Don’t miss them.

With no further adieu, check out what’s new in MHVille in the more than two dozen reports below for the week that was, 11.11.2018 to 11.18.2018.

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

 

The “Need For Quality Affordable Housing Has Never Been Greater,” Says LT

 

 

What’s New from MHARR

 

HUD Publishes Final Revised Rv Exemption Rule

 

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

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Saturday 11.17.2018


Machiavellian “Godfather” – Sam Zell, Warren Buffett, Capital, Lending and Crossed Lines in Manufactured Housing

Machiavellian “Godfather” – Sam Zell, Warren Buffett, Capital, Lending and Crossed Lines in Manufactured Housing

 

Friday 11.16.2018

YIMBY, Amazon backed Plant Prefab Introducing ADUs, Product Video

YIMBY, Amazon backed Plant Prefab Introducing ADUs, Product Video

CAVCO Stock Slowly Recovering, But More Law Firms Announce CVCO Investigations, Plus MH Market Updates

CAVCO Stock Slowly Recovering, But More Law Firms Announce CVCO Investigations, Plus MH Market Updates

Latest on the FHA, New Federal Report to Congress, Insider Insight

MH State Association Issues Midterms Report – Rent Control Alert – Reveals Troubling Trend

MH State Association Issues Midterms Report – Rent Control Alert – Reveals Troubling Trend

 

Thursday 11.15.2018

Criminal Justice Reform – Fact$ & Why it Matters to Manufactured Housing Professionals, Investors, and America

Criminal Justice Reform – Fact$ & Why it Matters to Manufactured Housing Professionals, Investors, and America

LoL! Larry King on RT Says – “CNN Stopped Doing News” – Demos How Fake News, Media Propaganda, Are Done, Plus MH Market Updates

LoL! Larry King on RT Says – “CNN Stopped Doing News” – Demos How Fake News, Media Propaganda, Are Done, Plus MH Market Updates

Cavco Shareholder Suits Prepping, CVCO, SEC, Insider Responses to Growing Scandal

Cavco Shareholder Suits Prepping, CVCO, SEC, Insider Responses to Growing Scandal

HUD Announces Relief from California Wildfires, MH Owners Can Qualify

HUD Announces Relief from California Wildfires, MH Owners Can Qualify

 

Wednesday 11.14.2018

Manufactured Housing Institute on Cavco Industries, ex-Chairman Joe Stegmayer SEC “Debacle”

Manufactured Housing Institute on Cavco Industries, ex-Chairman Joe Stegmayer SEC “Debacle”

Right Winger and Socialist Agree on Amazon & Bezos’ Deal, Plus MH Market Update

Right Winger and Socialist Agree on Amazon & Bezos’ Deal, Plus MH Market Update

Manufactured Home Transporter Dies, Services Announced

Manufactured Home Transporter Dies, Services Announced

‘Use Government to Handcuff Your Rivals, Clever’ – Stossel

‘Use Government to Handcuff Your Rivals, Clever’ – Stossel

 

Tuesday 11.13.2018

PreFab SunDog’s Leaders Encourage Buyers to “Contain Yourself”

PreFab SunDog’s Leaders Encourage Buyers to “Contain Yourself”

Oil Drop – Outlook, Energy Production, and Manufactured Housing, Plus MH Equities Updates

Dead Pimp, and Multiple MH Owner, Wins Election

Dead Pimp, and Multiple MH Owner, Wins Election

“Family Jewels,” MHVille Insider Tips, “Info Wars” and Omaha, Knoxville, California, Seattle and Arlington, and DC Connections

“Family Jewels,” MHVille Insider Tips, “Info Wars” and Omaha, Knoxville, California, Seattle and Arlington, and DC Connections

 

 

Monday 11.12.2018

Clayton Homes “New” Image Campaign, Surprising Facts Behind Have it Made Stigma Attacking Video

Clayton Homes “New” Image Campaign, Surprising Facts Behind Have it Made Stigma Attacking Video

Tariffs, Tech, Fed, Oil, Commodities and Today’s Tumble, Plus MH Equities Updates

Work, Life Balance and MHVille, Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Meeting

Work, Life Balance and MHVille, Monday Morning Manufactured Housing Meeting

An MHProNews Thank You to America’s Veterans, Plus VA Market At-a-Glance

An MHProNews Thank You to America’s Veterans, Plus VA Market At-a-Glance

 

Sunday 11.11.2018 and that Week in Review

“Rent is Too Damn High,” But Why? MHVille Struggles & Solutions

“Rent is Too Damn High,” But Why? MHVille Struggles & Solutions

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MHARR Submits Comments on SAA Funding Rule, Seeks Accountability for HUD Program Expenditures

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Washington, D.C., February 21, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that it has filed written comments on a December 16, 2016 rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to modify minimum payments provided to State Administrative Agencies (SAA) within the HUD manufactured housing program.

 

MHARR says that, as an integral part of the unique federal-state partnership established by the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act of 1974 and amended by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000, SAAs are the first line of protection for consumers residing in manufactured homes subject to federal standards established by HUD.

According to the written comments, SAAs, operating under outdated rules, have been deprived of funding by the HUD program, while budgeted payments to revenue-driven program contractors have ballooned, despite significantly reduced production levels of new homes over the same period.

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MHARR states that this fundamental distortion of the federal program, which is in direct conflict with the federal-state partnership mandated by Congress and the letter of the 2000 law, would have been worse by a modification to the SAA payment rule proffered by the current career Administrator of the HUD program in July, 2015.

This would have severely reduced funding for a number of the SAAs, potentially leading them to consider exiting the HUD program. With objections by MHARR and various states, the Administrator was eventually forced to reverse course.

The full written comments submitted by MHARR are linked here. ##

 

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