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MHI staff has held several meetings with key U.S. Senate staff regarding S. 1660, the "Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act." This legislation would require all finished wood products to comply with the California CARB standard regarding formaldehyde emissions. MHI has serious concerns with this legislation because among other things, it specifically singles out manufactured homes and RVs as being subject to the CARB formaldehyde standards. In addition, S.1660 would effectively transfer jurisdiction from HUD to EPA regarding formaldehyde regulation for manufactured homes. MHI will continue to meet and to work with key Senate offices during the legislative process.

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CFPB Director Cordray tells Whistleblower to have her Attorneys “Back Down”

CFPB Director Cordray tells Whistleblower to have her Attorneys “Back Down”

Claiming senior managers within her office bullied and demoted her for filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office, Angela Martin said in testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had a “pervasive” culture of intimidation and hostility within the bur...

31 May 2016

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Iowa Manufactured Housing Association helps Guide Legislation

Iowa Manufactured Housing Association helps Guide Legislation

Joe Kelly of the Iowa Manufactured Housing Association (IMHA) tells MHProNews that one of the last bills of the session that Gov. Terry Branstad signed, HF 2459, which makes last minute adjustments to state government funding, included revised language to prevent cities from filing liens against manufactured home communities where residents have...

30 May 2016

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Dodd-Frank Act Remains a Stumbling Block to Manufactured Home Lending

Dodd-Frank Act Remains a Stumbling Block to Manufactured Home Lending

Steve Sinovic, writing in abqjournal, says sales of manufactured home sales are up, a popular and affordable housing choice for New Mexicans, eighteen percent of whom live in manufactured housing. However, financing costs are being driven up by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) implementation of the Dodd-Frank law. Additionally, the...

30 May 2016

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Stock Markets Closed in Honor of Memorial Day

Stock Markets Closed in Honor of Memorial Day

All U. S. stock markets are close today in observance of Memorial Day, the day to honor all U.S. military personnel.             (Photo credit: history) Article submitted by Matthew J Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews....

30 May 2016

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Manufactured Housing is Moving in New Mexico

Manufactured Housing is Moving in New Mexico

Mark Duran, executive director of the New Mexico Manufactured Housing Association, stated the resurgence in appeal of the manufactured home (MH) stems from the desire of home ownership, built-in amenities and lower cost, and today’s buyers range from the starter home set to the well-being who have often cashed out the equity in their homes...

30 May 2016

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Minority-owned Builder Plans Modular Homes as Infill in Minneapolis

Minority-owned Builder Plans Modular Homes as Infill in Minneapolis

In an attempt to revitalize Minneapolis’ North Side which is plagued with crime, high unemployment and boarded-up housing, the largest black-owned business in Minnesota is moving its headquarters to the area. It intends to establish a new company that will sell and site modular homes as infill for some of the 500-plus vacant lots created...

30 May 2016

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Sunday Morning Recap-Manufactured Housing Industry News May 22-May 29, 2016

What’s New in public focused Manufactured HomeLivingNews.com NeighborWorks, Clayton Homes Partner with Next Step Homes in Waco, Texas How a Professional Couple saved $100,000 on a New Home in Tennessee What’s New in Manufactured Housing Industry Professional News MH Communities closing in Minnesota, New York. Cavco stock closes above $100. N...

29 May 2016

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North Carolina Grant will help MH Residents Repair Homes

North Carolina Grant will help MH Residents Repair Homes

The Pitt County (North Carolina) Planning Department has received a $100,000 from the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency’s Urgent Repairs program to assist families who own manufactured homes (MH) that need repair but do not own the land. Most MH repair grants require the homeowner to own the land as well. As reflector reports, Pitt […]...

28 May 2016

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Former MH Community Property will Host Modular Homes for Homeless

Former MH Community Property will Host Modular Homes for Homeless

The one-time site of a manufactured home community in Caversham, United Kingdom will soon see 28 modular homes for homeless families, as MHProNews has learned from getreading.co.uk. The goal of the Reading Borough Council is to address the chronic lack of temporary housing in the borough and reduce the use of bed and breakfasts for […]...

27 May 2016

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Minnesota MH Community Closing, Consultant Helping with Relocation

Minnesota MH Community Closing, Consultant Helping with Relocation

Shady Oaks Mobile Home Park in St. Cloud, Minnesota will close in August, 2016, and Le Sauk Township will enlist the assistance of Wilson Development Services to help with relocation efforts for the residents, according to sctimes. The state requires communities that are closing to give residents a nine-month notice, which the owners, James and...

27 May 2016

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Cavco’s Stock Gains 4.76%, closes at $100.23

Cavco’s Stock Gains 4.76%, closes at $100.23

In the news from CNNMoney: Verizon reaches deal with 36,000 striking workers. Fed Chair Janet Yellen says rate hike will be appropriate soon. Twenty-three percent of U. S. homes have two refrigerators. French gasoline shortages fueling interest in electric cars. Trump’s Energy Plan: Regulate less, drill more. U. S. economic growth from...

27 May 2016

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Featured Articles and Reports - May 2016 Vol. 7 No. 8

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Warmly Welcoming Martha Stewart

Warmly Welcoming Martha Stewart

by Nadeen Green, JD Well, my previous post from a view weeks ago was somewhat prescient as later that day Mr. Castro went public with HUD’s position on criminal background checks... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Manufactured Home Lending, Regulations, Rentals and MH Communities – Don Gl…

Manufactured Home Lending, Regulations, Rentals and MH Communities – Don Glisson, Jr. - Video

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach As an interview in this same issue with manufactured home community owner/operator Ed Zeman underscores, the MH Industry has undergone significant changes; often sparked by regulations... NSP_READMORE

FINANCING

Learn how to drive change in your organization and the industry at MHI Cong…

Learn how to drive change in your organization and the industry at MHI Congress & Expo

by Rachel Young Have you ever tried to make a change in your organization, with family or yourself, only to find things quickly reverting to the way it’s always been done? NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

A Cup of Coffee with...Ed Zeman, Zeman Homes

A Cup of Coffee with...Ed Zeman, Zeman Homes

Who, What and Where: (Your name and your formal title at Zeman Homes and where your company is based). Edward Zeman, Chairman, Zeman Homes, Chicago, IL. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Designs, Décor and Manufactured Housing Advancement

Designs, Décor and Manufactured Housing Advancement

by Katy Weldon Exciting things are happening in manufactured housing.  Everywhere there seems to be enthusiastic energy and the upbeat momentum that comes with positive change. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

We All Need Deadlines plus the Will to March On

We All Need Deadlines plus the Will to March On

by L. A. 'Tony' Kovach Regular readers of my Masthead Blog, featured articles or other posts by moi know you'll often find a good, inspirational or historic quote being applied to... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

What do you call it?

What do you call it?

by Tifanee McCall I recently returned from exhibiting at the Tunica Show where I had the opportunity to meet and talk with many of my fellow industry members. NSP_READMORE

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Blowing Away the Outdated Myths for Fun and Profit

Blowing Away the Outdated Myths for Fun and Profit

by L. A. “Tony” Kovach Manufactured housing has powerful truths on its side, but decades of outdated information, biased, slanted (or worse) kinds of media coverage have harmed us. NSP_READMORE

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Challenges to CFPB Constitutionality could Create Financial Havoc?

Challenges to CFPB Constitutionality could Create Financial Havoc?

by Matthew Silver Writing in National Mortgage News, Craig Nazzaro says there are two significant court cases now challenging the authority and structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), both of... NSP_READMORE

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Champion Homes Expanding Operations in Kentucky

Champion Homes Expanding Operations in Kentucky

by Matthew Silver Champion Home Builders will invest $6.3 million in a manufacturing plant in Benton, Kentucky, leasing a 100,000 square foot facility and create up to 150 jobs for production... NSP_READMORE

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Clayton Acquires another Site-built Home Builder

Clayton Acquires another Site-built Home Builder

by Matthew Silver MHProNews has learned from builderonline that manufactured housing giant Clayton Homes has acquired Goodall Homes of Gallatin, Tenn. as it increases its mark on the site-built home industry, having purchased site home... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

MHARR, MHI Spar over FHFA & Duty To Serve Manufactured Housing via GSE Chat…

MHARR, MHI Spar over FHFA & Duty To Serve Manufactured Housing via GSE Chattel Lending

by Matthew Silver On April 26, 2016 the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) held a roundtable discussion with manufactured housing industry leaders, inviting those who commented on the proposal, to get... NSP_READMORE

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“Why is HUD Bent on Destroying the Manufactured Housing On-Site Market?”

“Why is HUD Bent on Destroying the Manufactured Housing On-Site Market?”

by Mark Weiss, JD As has been previously addressed in this column, one of the central reforms of the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000 was its matching directives to HUD... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Would you buy from you?

Would you buy from you?

by Wayne Coakley Do you have a plan to inspire your staff, sales team, and management to give first class service to your customers? NSP_READMORE

MANAGEMENT

ZigOn Good Guys & Girls

ZigOn Good Guys & Girls

by Zig Ziglar Joe Craven had an idea to start a pottery manufacturing business. He built an advanced kiln but could not make it work. NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Are you stuck on your own pedestal?

Are you stuck on your own pedestal?

by Tim Connor, CSP We all have a certain degree of "self-adornment" but the real question is - is our self-made pedestal beyond - humility, wisdom, compassion and the ability to... NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

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2016 JLT Market Reports Now Available fo…

2016 JLT Market Reports Now Available for Major Markets in Florida

Datacomp, publisher of JLT Market Reports, is pleased to announce that our comprehensive manufactured home community rent and occupancy reports are now available for major markets in Florida: Alachua County     Brevard County    Broward County    Charlotte County    Citrus/Hernando/Sumter CountiesCollier County    Duval/St. John's Counties (St. John's - NEW)    Highlands County    Hillsborough County    Indian River County    Lake County    Lee County    Manatee County    Marion County    Martin County    Miami-Dade County    Orange-Seminole Counties    Osceola County    Palm Beach County    Pasco County    Pinellas County    Polk County    St. Lucie County (NEW)    Sarasota CountyVolusia County These May 2016 reports include detailed information about investment grade communities including: of Homesites Occupancy % Rents and Increases including Rent Control Amenties Vacant Sites Repossessed and Inventory Homes and More! Plus… valuable Management Insights ranked by the Number of Homesites, Occupancy and Highest to Lowest Rents. To show trends in each market, we also include a report that compares May...

the MHMSM Team 26 May 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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Business/Sales Growth Program for Retail…

Business/Sales Growth Program for Retailers and Communities Announced by Sunshine Homes

Sunshine Homes Sales Manager Stan Posey announced that the next round of their popular weekly webinar - Tuesdays with Tony - will begin on Tuesday, June 7th.  To schedule your attendance for Tuesday's With Tony, contact your Sunshine Homes factory's regional manager or Stan Posey at 1-800-462-7847.  ##

Soheyla Kovach 18 May 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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Manufactured Housing Resource Group - MH…

Manufactured Housing Resource Group - MHRE - Announces 2 New Locations

Announcing Our Brand New Locations After 4 years in Detroit, Michigan, MHRE Inc. is expandingto two brand new locations in Orlando, Florida San Diego, California! For the past 4 years, we've been focused on creating an unparalleled nationalplatform consisting of the most comprehensive database and the most advancedmarketing technologies to provide our clientele with the highest level of results. Both the Orlando and San Diego locations will be a great complement to our Detroit location as MHRE Inc.continues to expand its footprint on a national platform. www.mhreinc.com ## 

Soheyla Kovach 11 May 2016 Corporate Press Releases

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Clayton Home Building Group Selects Birm…

Clayton Home Building Group Selects Birmingham for Inaugural Home Show

Subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., brings 300-plus attendees to Birmingham’s Uptown   Birmingham, Ala., (May 10, 2016) – Clayton, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, will host its inaugural Clayton Birmingham Home Show from May 17 – 19, 2016 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. Clayton currently employs 2,142 team members from 10 supply operations and seven home building facilities in Alabama, and in 2015 alone, the company built 5,734 homes in the state. This is the first year that SEhomes, an Addison, Ala., based facility, will host a home show exclusively on behalf of Clayton and anticipates returning the show to Birmingham. Clayton has been an active participant in industry home shows for the past 18 years. “SEhomes is proud to host the Clayton Birmingham Home Show in our home state of Alabama,” said Britt...

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Closed | 852 Sites | Lake Villa | Oxford…

Closed | 852 Sites | Lake Villa | Oxford, Michigan

MHRE Inc. Detroit Location: 12900 Hall Road, Suite 130 Sterling Heights, Michigan 48313 Orlando Location: 1040 Woodcock Rd, Suite 216 Orlando, Florida 32803 San Diego Location: 31890 Via Cordoba Temecula, California 92592

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