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Follow-Up With FHFA on Private Financing

  • Written by Danny Ghorbani, MHARR

Attached for your information and review is a copy of a January 13, 2010 letter from MHARR to the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Edward DeMarco, following-up on the Read more ...

MHARR Viewpoint - Industry, Beware the 'Tip of the Iceberg'

  • Written by MHARR

HUD Code manufacturers were recently warned by a knowledgeable source -- HUD's monitoring contractor - that the production oversight changes they are now being pressured to accept on a supposedly "voluntary" basis are only the "tip of the iceberg," with more to come. Of course, MHARR has been sounding the same alarm, with increasing urgency, since May 2008, when HUD first Read more ...

Industry Grassroots Beginning to Focus on Washington, D.C.

  • Written by Bob Stovall

The below communication from one of the industry's communities to MHI, which is self-explanatory, is for your information and review.

"The last time I contacted your organization you wanted money from us to become members, at that time I mentioned that we own communities and are self financing homes just to stay alive with no financing available for our industry. Read more ...

Auction of FEMA Emergency Manufactured Homes

  • Written by MHARR

Attached (Download Here), for your information and review, is a copy of a self-explanatory letter sent today to HUD Assistant Secretary David H. Stevens regarding a mass auction of FEMA-owned manufactured homes that were originally purchased as temporary emergency housing for hurricane-damaged areas of the Gulf Coast.

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Congressional Letter to HUD Secretary

  • Written by MHARR

Congress is continuing to press HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan on the appointment of a non-career Administrator for the HUD manufactured housing program.  In the event you have not seen it yet, attached for your information is a copy of Read more ...

FHA Final Rule -- Latest Status

  • Written by MHARR

MHARR has learned today that the expected final rule to implement improvements and reforms to the FHA Title I manufactured housing program mandated by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (HERA) will not be published in the Federal Register until the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has Read more ...

Daily Business News Briefs

Skyline, UMH Gain, Manufactured Housing CV Soars, S&P, NASDAQ Hit New H…

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – Fox trying to pull Jesse Watters from O’Reilly comedy tour. Oil stocks are the biggest losers of 2017. US unemployment hits 4.4 percent, lowest...


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New Player Enters Manufactured Home, Communites, RV Game

Gelt Inc., a Tarzana, California based real estate investment firm, has announced the formation of a new subsidiary to purchase and manage manufactured home and RV communities. According to the...


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Website Upgrade – on MHProNews Begins This Weekend

The long-anticipated upgrade to to version 3.0 will begin this weekend. The site will go down, starting Friday night/Saturday morning Eastern time. We anticipate the site coming back up...


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Analyst, Investor Action at Skyline – What’s Happening?

For Skyline Homes, a recent rough patch has analysts and investors making moves. According to the Cerbat Gem, TheStreet downgraded shares of the company from a “c” rating to a...


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MHARR on Tariffs, DOE, and, Federalized Installation – Exclusive Report and…

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has released its latest Washington Update, an exclusive report and analysis that addresses key issues with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...


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Magnificent May – New Reports, Announcements, and Schedule

Beginning with RC Williams hot new exclusive this morning on the behind-the-scenes developments in the nation’s capital regarding manufactured housing lending, Magnificent May will continue the MHProNews tradition of independent...


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Patrick Rises Over 3 Percent, Manufactured Housing CV Broader Markets Jump

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – United and dragged passenger reach settlement. Southwest Airlines: We won’t overbook anymore. China’s Uber worth $50 billion after raising more cash. 10 things United...


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Is Time Finally up for the CFPB?

Movement by the House Financial Services Committee, led by Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), could spell the end for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it. According to ACA...


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More First Nations Turning to Modular

Throughout Canada, many First Nations native tribes are struggling with the dual challenge of quality, and affordable, housing. Mold and other natural elements, when combined with overcrowding, present issues tribal...


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Bark Worse than Bite? Manufactured Housing Institute Slams Trump Administra…

Comments from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on CNBC yesterday regarding proposed anti-subsidy tariffs on Canadian goods raised quite a stir. “The tariff is not the beginning of a trade war with...


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Drama in Ohio: Fake News, Facts and Myths

The ongoing battle between the Ohio Manufactured Housing Association (OMHA) and Ohio Governor John Kasich over the status of the Ohio Manufactured Housing Commission (OMHC) has been taken to a...


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Press Releases

Zoning, Opening up Urban Infill and Making Sure Citizens who want Manufactured Homes are Heard

by Ed Schafer For the last three or four years, the South Carolina association’s focus is to move beyond killing bad zoning proposals and working to reopen areas that have been closed to manufactured homes for many years.

Schafer, Ed %COMMENTS 05-09-2016 September 2016

Zoning Eased to Allow MH for Flood Victims

Following up on a story concerning the flooding in Minot, North Dakota last spring, KFYR-TV reports the Minot City Council is relaxing zoning requirements to allow manufactured homes to be sited in areas not previously zoned for them, sometimes to the chagrin of neighbors. Working on a case by case basis, many of the homes [...]...

Matthew Silver %COMMENTS 09-05-2012 Daily Business News

Zoning Commission Recommends against Expansion of Manufactured Home Community

The Yellowstone County Zoning Commission unanimously turned down a zone change application that would have allowed Cherry Creek Estates manufactured home community (MHC) to expand by adding as many as 80 manufactured homes, reports billingsgazette. While the Yellowstone County Board of Commissioners will have the final say when it meets in...

Matthew Silver %COMMENTS 12-04-2016 Daily Business News

Zoning Changes on Tap for Manufactured Housing

A new proposal from the Columbus Junction (Iowa) Planning and Zoning Commission to the city council would create a manufactured housing (MH) district, and delete MH from R-2 and R-3 residential districts. According to, current ordinances require any MH outside of a community to be placed on a permanent foundation and converted...

Matthew Silver %COMMENTS 27-09-2013 Daily Business News

Zoning Changes Could Affect Manufactured Housing

by RC Williams The Washington County, Maryland Board of Commissioners is holding a public hearing today regarding several proposed changes to the county’s zoning ordinance, including ones that affect manufactured homes.

Williams, RC %COMMENTS 04-03-2017 March 2017

Zoning Changes Allow Modular Units

Following up on a story we last posted May 2, 2012 about modular medical units temporarily placed on a property to house loved ones with special needs, MHProNews has learned several states, including Virginia, New York, and California have enacted legislation to allow these units to override local regulations and be sited on properties not [...]...

Matthew Silver %COMMENTS 24-07-2012 Daily Business News