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“A Nation of Laws” – Donald Tye, Jr. Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Homes

October 24th, 2018 Comments off

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The new video interview with actively retired businessman and minister, Donald Tye, Jr., draws to a close with these words from Tye.

 

 

We are a nation of laws,” Tye said.

Tye explained that when laws aren’t enforced, all people and the nation at large suffers.

The useful, and often powerful video interview is found at this link below.

 

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, a Novel Yet Proven Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis That Will Create Opportunities, Based Upon Existing Laws

 

Much like Tye describes himself, the video and article are nonpartisan.  Needs, goals, laws, and solution oriented.

  • What are the needs?
  • What are the facts?
  • What are the laws?
  • How can enforcing existing laws help people of all economic backgrounds?

Take a good look. Then share the link above. It can open numerous minds, which can open up opportunities and more honestly earned profits. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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“Ignorance” at Work, Proposed Code Change Would Impact Thousands

April 23rd, 2018 Comments off

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There is “ignorance” – or prejudice – arguably at work in the Texas city moving to limit manufactured homes in their jurisdiction.  By their own estimates, thousands will be impacted.

 

The City of Kilgore, Texas Planning and Zoning Board approved changes “unanimously recommended,” per the Longview News Journal.

Manufactured housing lots are scattered throughout the Kilgore City Limits – there’s space for, potentially, more than 7,000 mobile homes [sic],” said the Kilgore News Herald, adding, “A proposed change to the city’s codes would limit such structures (mobile or manufactured) to designated areas moving forward.

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Recommended changes won’t necessarily affect residents of existing manufactured homes, city leaders said. Existing homes also can be replaced one time, but only if the home is the same size or larger than the existing residence and is no older than 5 years old,” according to Jimmy Daniell Isaac for the Longview News Journal.

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Collage by MHProNews, uses original Kilgore proposal text.

What’s there is there and you can replace it,” once, Kilgore Planning & Zoning Director Carol Windham said, per the Kilgore News Herald. “We’re not going to take that away.” If approved, ‘Single Family Manufactured Housing’ will be eliminated outside specific spots: “We’re not allowing any more unless you put it in a licensed mobile home park. That’s pretty much the gist of it.”

But the Longview report suggests the quote above from Kilgore’s paper isn’t quite accurate.  If a home is lost in a fire, for example, and must be replaced with one that’s 5 years old or newer, that may cause some property owners to de facto have their rights limited or taken, depending upon their economic circumstances.

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This is what all of the surrounding communities have done,” commissioner Terry Thrower said in Isaac’s report. “City Council members will consider final approval of the ordinance changes in May, City Planner Carol Windham said. If approved, it would end nearly a year of subcommittee and workshop discussions about regulating manufactured housing in Kilgore.”

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This particular listing has two homes, plus a garage and out buildings, for about the same price as the median conventional house. The main home is a manufactured home, the photos did not show the second home, but it too is likely a HUD Code manufactured home. Two homes, plus an acreage, for the price of one.

 

Costly NIMBY At Work?

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In a posted comment on both news sites, “It seems like some civic leaders in Kilgore are not aware of the “Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000.” That federal law gives “enhanced preemption” to federally regulated manufactured housing,” wrote L. A. “Tony” Kovach, publisher of MHLivingNews and MHProNews.

At the very time that millions across the nation – including in Texas – are struggling with housing that costs too much, why in the world would Kilgore make it more difficult to buy the most affordable kind of permeant housing available?” – Kovach rhetorically asked.

The likely answer is ignorance, which means, lack of knowledge,” Kovach said, “University level studies demonstrate that manufactured homes properly installed appreciate side by side with conventional housing. A study done by Chang Tai Hsieh of the University of Chicago, and Encirco Moretti said that cutting off affordable housing cost the American economy some $2 trillion dollars annually.”

Just because other locales have done something, doesn’t mean that Kilgore should follow suit. More study is warranted, because violating federal law and costing your economy makes no sense,” Kovach’s remarks concluded.

YIMBY vs. NIMBY, Obama Admin Concept Could Unlock $1.95 Trillion Annually, HUD & MH Impact

In a report entitled “Local Star Chambers Wage War on Affordable Housing,” Texas retailer Gary Adamek, Fayette Country Homes said that zoning related issues were more harmful to the industry than Dodd-Frank ever was.

JD Harper of the Arkansas Manufactured Housing Association (AMHA) referred to similar placement and zoning issues in his state as “economic racism,” and praised the Rev. Donald Tye Jr. call for HUD to step up and enforce enhanced preemption.

 

At the very time that HUD Secretary Ben Carson has called modern manufactured homes “amazing,” and the Trump Administration is striving to create more economic opportunities for Americans, why would Kilgore – or any other town – choke off economic options, by limiting affordable housing?

 

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The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has sounded of for years on the need to enforce enhanced preemption, the most recent example is in the report linked above. This is one of several issues that based upon trends and if left unchecked, will continue to limit manufactured housing’s growth potential.  It would harm the nation, because it will negatively impact those seeking affordable, quality homes, argues Kovach and others. ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)  (Third party images are provided under fair use guidelines.)

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Manufactured Housing – Regulatory, Other Roadblocks and Potential Solutions, Up for Growth Research, plus Urban Institute Report Revisited

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Look Who’s Promoting the Good News About Manufactured Housing, While Defending Problematic Anti-MH Reports

February 13th, 2018 Comments off

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There are several developing stories with focused upon the manufactured housing industry in process.

 

Several news tips have come in, including responses from sources such as the Urban Institute.  We are giving them an opportunity today to clarify, before we publish.

Which brings up these 2 questions.

Who is telling the good news stories about the manufactured housing industry?  Because there is plenty of good news to share. Or…

Who is defending the factory built home industry against problematic reports, be it from researchers, media or whatever other sources?

Current and long-time prior Manufactured Housing Institute members, Frank Rolfe and Marty Lavin raised important concerns on how a failure to address problematic reporting – or failing to tout good news – are key issues that holding up the manufactured housing industry’s sales and growth.

Marty Lavin Lashes the Manufactured Housing Institute’s (MHI) Latest Initiative

Who’s Telling the Good News?  Whose Defending the Industry?

We recently looked at the power of narratives, repeated over and over, and how they can influence and essentially brainwash those who don’t realize what is taking place.

What’s Your Manufactured Housing Narrative? Monday Morning Sales Meeting

So we will simply lay out the facts.

Who is doing more than what you see in the sampling, below?

Weather Expert’s Surprising, Bombshell Statement on Tornado Deaths and Affordable Manufactured Homes

“The Solution to the Affordable Housing Crisis is Hiding in Plain Sight”

Researchers Shake Up American Dream? Rent vs. Buy, Ken Johnson, Florida Atlantic University, Exclusive to ManufacturedHomeLivingNews

Elvis & Priscilla Presley Honeymooned in this Mobile Home

Why Are Billionaires Attracted to Manufactured Homes?

Time Travelers, and the Future of American Homes

Elected Official Explains Surprising Modern Manufactured Homes, Video Interview

Attractive Garage Additions for Manufactured Homes – Do It Right

These are just a few of the articles on MHLivingNews that Protect, Educate, and Promote (P.E.P) the manufactured home industry and its homeowners.

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Meanwhile, MHI – who has a many times greater budget and numbers of highly-paid professionals who are supposed to be doing P.E.P. for the industry, where are there similar effort, visible daily to the public?

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Lavin is an MHI award winner, and a success story in communities, retail and finance.

The truth is there for anyone who have the eyes to see.

We’re awaiting an update from the Urban Institute (UI), but note that there is only one issue they’ve raised with our reportone.  And we believe they are demonstrably mistaken about that sole issue that they raised.  UI was given links to each of the articles we’ve done that mention them, but we’ll share just this one link for now.

Was the Urban Institute Misled, Duped, or Part of a Manufactured Housing Industry Scam?

ICYMI, check it out – because by not taking issue with the vast majority of what has been published, they’ve logically largely confirmed in their response today what the reports spotlight. “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, linked context, analysis, and commentary.)

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