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Eastern PA Applies for Modular Housing Funding

May 29th, 2013 Comments off

The independentweekender informs MHProNews the Susquehanna County Redevelopment Authority plans to construct six modular, senior rental units in New Milford Borough in northeast Pennsylvania in an attempt to increase the affordable housing stock. The authority is seeking $1.1 million for the project through the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) program, which provides housing assistance to communities impacted by the Marcellus Shale energy dig.

(Photo credit: Erica Fisher/energeticcity–modular housing for seniors)

Legislative Update—U.S. House of Representatives

May 28th, 2013 Comments off

From the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)’s newsletter MHProNews learns Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, has introduced the Community Lending Enhancement and Regulatory Relief Act (CLEAR Act). H. R. 1750 is designed to help smaller financial institutions obtain capital and provide loans to their clients. The newsletter says: “Among the changes included in the bill is an increase from $500 million to $5 billion in the threshold included in the Federal Reserve’s Small Bank Holding Company capital guidelines, relief from escrow requirements, mortgage relief for loans held in portfolio and an increase in the smaller servicer exemption threshold from 5,000 to 20,000 loans.”

(Image credit: Manufactured Housing Institute)