Archive

Posts Tagged ‘Do’

Do Potential HUD Program Cuts Mean Opportunity for Manufactured Housing?

April 5th, 2017 Comments off

DoPotentialHUDProgramCutsMeanOpportunityforManufacturedHousing-postedtothedailybusinessnewsmhpronewsmhlivingnewsAs the Trump Administration continues to move forward with making government more efficient, a number of proposed cuts, including funding to National Public Radio (NPR) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a very clear message is being sent: Serve the public interest in an efficient, businesslike and honest manner.

Interestingly, an area that could be potentially impacted is one that’s of great interest to the manufactured housing industry: the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

And, that impact could be significant.

The full story is on MHLivingNews, linked here. ##

 

(Image credits are as shown above.)

 

rcwilliams-writer75x75manufacturedhousingindustrymhpronews

RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews

Do You Uhü? New Modular Design Tackles Housing Challenges

February 7th, 2017 Comments off
DoYouUhüNewModularDesignTacklesHousingChallengescreditUhu-postedtothedailybusinessnewsmhpronewsmhlivingnews

Credit: LiveUhu.

In Boston, Massachusetts, as with many other cities around the world, housing demand is off the charts.

According to Progrss, the case in Boston has compelled the city, along with the Mayor’s Housing Innovation Lab, Livelight and BSA Space to commission the design of a modular micro house called the Uhü (Urban Housing Unit).

 

 

Pronounced “yoohoo”, the unit is a micro house prototype created to alleviate the issue of housing for singles and couples in urban areas.

Coming in at 385 square feet, the Uhü is divided into several areas, including a bedroom, hallway with storage, bathroom, living room/dining area, kitchen and balcony.

The stackable modular design can be shipped to virtually any location.

Maintaining a strong middle class is critical to ensuring that Boston continues to be a thriving, diverse city where people want to live and employers want to locate,” said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.

DoYouUhüNewModularDesignTacklesHousingChallengescreditGoogle-BostonMayorMartyWalsh-postedtothedailybusinessnewsmhpronewsmhlivingnews

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. Credit: Google.

No city in the United States has solved the middle income housing challenge yet; I want Boston to be the first.

In a city where singles and couples make up two-thirds of the population, Boston studio and one bedroom housing inventory currently only supports about 17 percent of this demographic, creating a huge need.

The Uhü is designed to support future modifications, including wheelchair access and accommodation for larger families. The units are also part of the city’s plan for proximity to transit lines, making it easier for residents to travel and forgo the use of automobiles.

After showcasing the unit in several locations around the city and getting feedback on it as a potential solution, Mayor Walsh appears confident.

He has called for 53,000 new housing units to meet demand. ##

(Image credits are as shown above.)

rcwilliams-writer75x75manufacturedhousingindustrymhpronews

RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.

Recent Victories, More Hard Work to Do: NFIB’s Duggan Speaks

February 3rd, 2017 Comments off
RecentVictoriesMoreHardWorktoDoNFIBsDugganSpeakscreditNIFB-postedtothedailybusinessnewsmhpronewsmhlivingnews

Credit: NFIB.

National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) President and CEO Juanita Duggan and small business leaders from across the U.S. met with President Trump this week, to explain why small business owners have such a big stake in Supreme Court justice nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

 

The NFIB tells MHProNews that its members understand first-hand the difference that one justice can make, as they were the lead plaintiff in NFIB v. Sebelius, the landmark case against Obamacare.

The controversial law was upheld by a single vote.

In reviewing Gorsuch’s record, the NFIB says the organization found him to be consistently tough on regulatory agencies seeking to expand their authority by rewriting the law. In a very influential decision, Judge Gorsuch challenged the Chevron Doctrine, which gives deference to regulatory agencies to interpret laws in ways that expand their power.

SmallBusinessOptimismIndexHighestin37YearscreditNFIB2-postedtothedailybusinessnewsmhpronewsmhlivingnews

Juanita Duggan. Credit: NFIB.

Earlier this week, President Trump signed an executive order requiring federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one approved,” wrote Duggan in a letter to members.

His actions to reign in excessive regulation is good news for the small business community. Small and independent businesses have been crushed by the aggressive regulations of the past eight years. According to the 2016 NFIB Small Business Problems and Priorities report, overregulation is now the second most important problem for small business owners.

Duggan also addressed President Trump’s executive order to revive the Keystone XL Pipeline, and, of great importance to small businesses, tax reform.

We are very active on tax reform, one of our key priorities for 2017. President Trump and Congressional leadership agree that taxes are far too high for both pass-through businesses and C corporations. The tax code strongly favors large corporations. NFIB believes that no small business should be paying a higher tax rate than Exxon Mobil,” said Duggan.

I have made it clear to Congress and the President’s team that tax reform starts with small business. Small business employs 58 million Americans and creates more than half of all jobs. If the purpose of tax reform is to grow the economy and create jobs, then it must focus on small business.

SmallBusinessOptimismSoarsPostElectionNFIB-postedManufacturedHousingIndustryDailyBusinessNewsMHProNews

Credit, NFIB.

Duggan and the NFIB have been vocal and active leading up to, and after the election of President Trump, including a report last month about small business optimism being at it’s highest rate in 37 years.

We haven’t seen numbers like this in a long time,” said Duggan. “Small business is ready for a breakout, and that can only mean very good things for the U.S. economy. Business owners are feeling better about taking risks and making investments.

That report is linked here. For more from the NIFB on small business, click here. ##

(Image credits are as shown above.)

rcwilliams-writer75x75manufacturedhousingindustrymhpronews

RC Williams, for Daily Business News, MHProNews.

Submitted by RC Williams to the Daily Business News for MHProNews.