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Bryan Resident Blast Officials “Travesty by Government” – Manufactured Home Ban, Limitations, Update

May 8th, 2019 Comments off

 

The Daily Business News on MHProNews has provided more coverage on the issue of Bryan, TX than any known trade media serving manufactured housing. As reports linked further below indicate, we’ve exclusively obtained and published locale letters to city officials, almost all of which opposed the ban that the majority of city leaders backed, contrary to the wishes of hundreds of the residents who live in the impacted zone.

 

 

There is nothing quite like the view of those on the ground.  With that in mind, on May 7th, the Eagle in Bryan, TX ran the following letter to the editor, submitted by Dan Kiniry.  It is shared below under fair use guidelines.

 

Bryan zoning change has been a travesty by government

The attempt to rid Bryan of the MU1 Zoning has been a travesty.

At the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, a large crowd showed up. Speakers from the crowd all were opposed to the zoning change, but after threatening to cancel the meeting if we misbehaved, calling us misinformed, and telling us that poor people just simply should buy more expensive homes instead of trailers. The P&Z Commission unanimously recommended the change.

At the city council meeting, a crowd came, mostly against the change, but most of councilmen still voted for the change, but there were two votes against. We again were told, fact-free, that the media was misleading us — although KBTX reported that the mobile or manufactured homes would be grandfathered in, and The Eagle reported that owners could replace them once. Some councilmen claimed that eliminating this more affordable housing would help end generational poverty — ignoring the many residents who described manufactured homes as all they can afford.

Residents of MU1 are well-informed, and we didn’t lie to them. A small minority of powerful wealthier people eliminating a form of affordable housing and raising the cost of living in poorer neighborhoods is hateful.

Mayor, P&Z Commission, councilmen: Humble yourselves and repent.

DAN KINIRY
Bryan

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That’s one of several hundred who protested, signed petitions, and otherwise resisted the City of Bryan’s efforts to have this ordinance change shoved down their throat.

 

Perhaps the key issue here is that this arguably violates federal law.  The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) claims all sorts of clout.

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MHI’s fundraising and networking events, such as this week’s ‘Congress and Expo’ provided opportunities for big companies to interact with smaller companies, several of which later sell out to those larger MHI member brands.  Is that clout? 

 

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Since this spoof of MHI photo head fakes was posted, Richard ‘Dick’ Jennison has in fact announced his retirement.

 

They share photos with federal officials, including HUD Secretary Ben Carson, HUD’s Assistant Secretary Brian Montgomery, and Acting White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney. So what have they done to get the Trump Administration to enforce the law?

 

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Beyond the residents harmed, several MHI member companies are impacted by this move, as well as independents.  One of those MHI member retailers told MHProNews that they’d sold some 60 homes into that zone in recent years.  That’s real economic harm and spread that out over other retailers and the significance grows.  Consider the harm if this trend continues to spread, and one of the causes for the current 7-month downturn in new manufactured home shipments becomes more clear.

MHProNews has asked MHI staff and their elected leaders for their comments on why they have reportedly not intervened in this high-profile case?  Crickets. Silence.

Words are cheap.  Actions speak louder than words. Watch for updates on this issue.  See the related reports, further below.

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