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Spotlighting Pro-Growth Educational Effort by Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association

December 18th, 2018 Comments off

 

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The Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association (LMHA) video below takes a tact at defending and promoting the acceptance of manufactured homes that is noteworthy.

 

 

It could have utilized the singularly important point of HUD Code manufactured home enhanced preemption, or any number of other research points that were available at the time the video was produced. So while it is useful, it could be improved.

 

 

Lenny Kopowski and Steve Duke at LMHA have been doing such educational and outreach efforts for years.

 

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The terminology matters because
the terminology determines the
construction standards a home was
built to,” Steve Duke, LMHA.

 

That said, it debatably stands far and away better than anything that the national Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has produced to date.

Several states have made efforts at growing the industry at the state level. That’s laudable.

The unfortunate point is that MHI, which has millions a year in budget should be doing this sort of work, shouldn’t they? Don’t they claim to represent all aspects of factory-built housing?

 

Manufactured Housing Institute Housing Alert, Affordable Housing Crisis, MHI’s #NettlesomeThings Response

 

Louisiana’s slip in new home shipments is one of several topics that MHI has ignored in their recent ‘newsletter’ to their members. Several states have told MHProNews that they are concerned.

 

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Louisiana is one of the top ten states for manufactured home shipments in recent years, per data collected by HUD and reported by MHARR. Clayton Homes has a serious presence in the state. Yet, sales are declining. Why???

 

Michigan’s shipments is another top ten state in recent years that has been losing, not gaining, in year-over-year new manufactured home shipments.

What will change this or other troubling industry dynamics?

One answer is the one that UMH President Sam Landy suggested, each company is responsible for its own marketing. Each company is logically responsible for its own sales engagement systems too.

After all, all sales are local ones.

Beyond that, independents who want to see growth should consider new alliances.

Because in the post-production sector, that MHI claims to be doing, the evidence suggests they are fast at defending themselves or a favored company, such as Clayton or 21st.

But beyond that, they’re  efforts for protecting, educating, and promoting on behalf of the broader industry have not produced anything akin to this generally promising notion by LMHA, posted above. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News , analysis, and commentary.)

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State Associations – Clear Evidence of Advancing the Case for Manufactured Housing

January 4th, 2018 Comments off

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The topic is a critical one for the industry – zoning and placement for manufactured homes.

Lenny Kopowski – with the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Association – presents in the video below another example of how state-level manufactured housing trade associations have taken an often bold, proactive role at developing the HUD Code manufactured housing industry’s image, education, and understanding.

The LMHA’s efforts – or that of other state associations we’ve covered here on the Daily Business News, and MHLivingNews over the years – merits to be contrasted with what has been done by the national trade group, the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).

No video is perfect. 

But the fine LMHA video above was produced and posted online by LMHA about 6 years ago.  Meaning, they’ve been involved in doing that video educational effort, plus others, for years.

Meanwhile, MHI began late last year to publicize some of the advantages of manufactured housing. They did so after years of members and other industry professionals calling for such efforts – including from their own past president.

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Giving Credit Where It’s Due, State Associations, and Manufactured Home Living

Two other examples of how state associations have taken a pro-active step in promoting educational facts about manufactured homes are linked above and below.

Quality Affordable Housing Hunters – Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association Works to Stop Myths, Deliver Facts

Among the reasons that this is important to the industry, investors, public officials, and manufactured home owners will be clarified in a report to be published here on the Daily Business News.  The facts, commentary, and analysis will be framed in the context of statements made by MHI President and CEO, Richard “Dick” Jennison, under oath.

Are the controversies, concerns, and allegations about MHI continuing into 2018? 

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Will the MHI members compel the Arlington, VA based organization be reformed, or be replaced, under pressure?

Bloomberg, Rising “Mobile Home” Prices, and the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI)

Where is MHI’s response to problematic mainstream media reports, like the one above or below?

The REAL Truth, vs. Fake News, About Modern Manufactured Homes

MHProNews’ publisher has extended an invitation for MHI to respond to these and numerous other concerns in writing, which can then be published here for the industry at large to consider. 

What’s the Difference? Advertising vs. Educating

Or, in the alternative, there’s been an invitation for MHI to debate publicly at Louisville or Tunica via a video presentation that the entire industry could see. 

Will MHI take up the challenge? Time will tell. If they won’t debate or disclose, why not?

Crawford’s point about state associations is dramatically demonstrated by LMHA’s video, or the other state association examples linked above. “We Provide, You Decide.” ©  ## (News, analysis, commentary.)

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Parish Planning Commission hears from Manufactured Housing Commission

March 21st, 2014 Comments off

Aiming to adopt an new ordinance governing manufactured homes (MH), the Washington Parish Planning Commission in Bogalusa, Louisiana were given a history lesson of the industry by Lenny Kopowski, director of government affairs for the Louisiana Manufactured Housing Commission (LMHC), including required stickers, labels and registrations. The 1994 wind zone standards, established after Hurricane Andrew, prevent any zone 1 built MH from siting in the parish. Ten years ago, HUD compelled Louisiana to create the LMHC to regulate the industry in the state. According to gobogalusa.com, Kopowsksi suggested the parish adopt an aesthetic ordinance as well as an age ordinance, which would require skirting, a vinyl roof and the removal of all running gear. As MHProNews.com has learned, he also emphasized the importance of a licensed installer placing the homes.

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