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Action Needed -- Urge Representatives to Co-Sponsor the

Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Finance Act (H.R. 3849)

This morning an MHI Action Alert was emailed to members urging each one to contact their U.S. Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 3849 (Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act).

BACKGROUND:

On January 31st, Reps. Stephen Fincher (R-TN), Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Gary Miller (R-CA) introduced the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (H.R. 3849) to reduce regulatory burdens that impede access to affordable manufactured housing financing. The bipartisan bill addresses two significant issues impacting consumers’ ability to obtain mortgage financing for manufactured homes:

Reducing the threshold by which small balance manufactured home personal property loans are considered High-Cost Mortgage Loans under provisions within the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (P.L. 111-203) which will thereby reduce the number of loans subject to punitive and onerous liabilities.

Clarifying that those selling manufactured homes—who are not fundamentally engaged in the business of originating mortgage loans—are not to be defined as mortgage originators under the federal SAFE Act which will thereby ensure they are better able to provide adequate technical assistance to consumers throughout the manufactured home buying process (similar to the SAFE Act treatment of real estate brokers).

The bill would amend these laws to minimize growing disincentives to serving the financing needs of low- and moderate-income manufactured home buyers. Often, it is these very consumers that are in greatest need of access to both affordable housing financing and technical assistance in the manufactured home buying process. Without revision, there would remain the very real unintended consequence of eliminating access to sustainable manufactured housing for millions of families. For more information, click here to view MHI’s issue brief.

ACTION NEEDED:

MHI is working to add as many co-sponsors to the bill as quickly as possible. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) must have regulations for housing finance in final form by January 2013. This is also the same time the CFPB expects to begin fully monitoring and enforcing state SAFE Act laws.

The more co-sponsors to the bill, the stronger argument MHI can make to leaders of the House Financial Services Committee to move the bill quickly. In addition, the greater the level of bipartisan support the less controversial the measure will be perceived, which will allow for swifter action.

Assistance is needed from the entire manufactured housing industry to contact Members of Congress, and specifically request the following actions:

Contact your U.S. Representatives and urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 3849 (Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act). To co-sponsor, a company representative should contact Jim Hall in Rep. Stephen Fincher’s office at 202.225.4714 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Alissa Stamm in the office of Rep. Joe Donnelly at 202.225.3915 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information, click here to view MHI’s issue brief, which includes a sample letter, talking points and background information. To find your U.S. Representative using your zip code, visit www.house.gov/. Please relay any commitments you receive from Representatives to co-sponsor HR 3849 to MHI staff. MHI can then follow up on these commitments in Washington, DC.

If you have Representatives that serve on the House Financial Services Committee (http://financialservices.house.gov/About/Members.htm), please reach out to them and urge them to co-sponsor HR 3849. If you have a close connection or relationship with congressional staff or a Member of Congress, direct communication (phone or email) is the most effective means of communication.

If you are a manufactured home community owner, retailer, lender, etc., please consider urging your customers/residents to send their own letters requesting their U.S. Representative co-sponsor H.R. 3849. MHI staff can assist in drafting a personalized letter and alert to your customer base.

Manufactured Housing Scores with Media Coverage

Two recent media “hits” have given manufactured housing some much-deserved visibility. On Friday, March 16th, USA TODAY ran a letter to the editor from MHI responding to a particularly negative article attacking “mobile home safety” as a result of powerful tornadoes that struck Kentucky and Indiana earlier in the month. MHI President & CEO Dick Jennison took the opportunity to stress that tornadoes do not discriminate as to which form of housing they destroy and that the article gave people a false sense of security about tornadoes’ destructive force. Jennison also stressed that no form of housing provides an absolute guarantee of safety during a tornado and what every family needs to know is that the only safe place to be during a tornado is in a proper shelter, preferably below ground. A copy of USA TODAY’s letter is available by clicking here.

The second media coverage was a very positive article in the March 20th issue of The Wall Street Journal entitled “Manufactured Housing Under Renovation” which pointed out the tremendous strides being made by the manufactured housing industry, both in terms of the quality of the homes and the growing appeal of our homes to more and more Americans looking for housing value. The article, written by Dawn Wotapka and A.D. Pruitt, provides a realistic and positive portrayal of our homes, our buyers and our industry’s future. Click here to view the article. Take this article to your local newspaper and encourage them to follow up on the storyline of how manufactured homes are meeting the need for quality housing in your area that people can afford.

MHI and Skyline Corporation Hosts Plant Tour for Housing Economists and Analysts with the U.S. Commerce Department and HUD

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce and Housing and Urban Development were the guests of Skyline Corporation for a tour of a manufacturing facility and home display center in Pennsylvania this week.

During the hour long walk through Skyline's 170,000 square foot facility, the group observed several lines of manufactured homes and recreational park trailers in various stages of production. Although none were in production at the time, the facility also produces modular homes.

The group heard from Skyline’s Division General Manager, Mike Scheid and Division Sales Manager, Bryan Lehman about the production process, the history of Skyline, and several of Skyline’s production and sales initiatives that have enabled the company to stay competitive and meet the growing consumer demand for quality, value, and innovation. Mary Gaiski, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association, and MHI staff were on hand to answer questions and address several federal, state and local regulatory challenges facing the industry.

The tour was extremely helpful for staff at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of the Census who manage and produce several surveys, reports and data specifically about the manufactured housing industry. Links to these resources are below. The Census Bureau will be exhibiting at the Congress & Expo in Las Vegas for those who wish to learn more about the tools and resources it offers.

U.S. Census Bureau Manufactured Homes Survey

U.S. Census Bureau American Housing Survey

U.S. Census Bureau Residential Housing Survey

MHI/NCC Seeking Reform of EPA’s LRRP Rule

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, has introduced the Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012 (S. 2148) making practical reforms to the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule. EPA’s final LRRP rule, which took effect on April 22, 2010, requires remodeling and renovation firms that perform work on pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities to be EPA certified and follow rigorous, costly work practices supervised by an EPA-certified renovator when painted surfaces will be disturbed. On July 6, 2010, EPA removed the "Opt-Out” provision from the rule which allowed homeowners without children under six or pregnant women residing in the home to allow their contractor to forego the use of lead-safe work practices. By removing the opt-out provision, EPA more than doubled the number of homes subject to the LRRP Rule to 78 million. EPA has also begun the process of extending the LRRP Rule to commercial and public buildings through an advance notice of proposed rulemaking.

There are several compliance issues associated with the EPA lead-based paint rule, the most problematic being EPA’s failure to recognize an accurate lead test kit. There is no current test kit available that meets EPA’s own requirements. Compliance with the EPA’s LRRP rule would be particularly impactful for a manufactured housing community owner of an older community (pre 1978) who is seeking to renovate buildings within the community.

MHI/NCC has joined with other associations representing builders, contractors, remodelers, manufacturers, retailers, building owners, and real estate professionals in seeking reform of the EPA’s LRRP rule to make compliance requirements more reasonable and less burdensome. The coalition strongly supports the “Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2012” (S. 2148). S. 2148 would make the following changes to the LRRP rule:

• Restore the “Opt-Out” provision;

• Suspend the LRRP if EPA cannot approve one or more test kits that meet the regulation’s requirements;

• Prohibit EPA from expanding the LRRP to commercial and public buildings until EPA conducts a study demonstrating the need for such an action;

• Provide a de minimis exemption for first-time paperwork non-compliance by certified contractors; and

• Provide an exemption for renovations after a natural disaster.

MHI/NCC will continue to monitor this issue and work closely with its coalition partners in building support for S. 2148.

ADA Pool Standards

On Thursday, March 15th the Department of Justice issued an extension of the date for compliance with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design as it relates to the provision of accessible entry and exit to existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas. The new effective date is May 21, 2012. On the same day, the Justice Department released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comment on whether a 180-day extension of the deadline (until September 17, 2012) would be more appropriate to allow pool owners and operators to meet their compliance obligations.

In general, and for purposes of compliance, the definition of “public accommodations” would apply to buildings and/or facilities that are open to the public and affect commerce. As such, swimming pools in manufactured housing communities that are for the exclusive use of the residents do not generally fit the category of “public accommodations.” If, however, a manufactured housing community pool is open to the public (non-residents), then compliance with the new ADA pool accessibility guidelines would be necessary.

Comments on the NPRM will be accepted for 15 days after publication in the Federal Register or April 4, 2012.

• Notice of 60 day extension & Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from ADA Web site - www.ada.gov/regs2010/ADAregs2010.htm

• Submit comments to DOJ electronically by April 4, 2012 - www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DOJ-CRT-2012-0006-0001

• Guidance on revised ADA requirements: Accessible Pools from ADA

Web site - www.ada.gov/pools_2010.htm

A new technical assistance document, “Accessible Pools -- Means of Entry and Exit,” has been added to the ADA’s website and is now available to the public. People interested in finding out more about the ADA can access the ADA website at www.ADA.gov or call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TTY).


Daily Business News Briefs

San Fran going MOD…modular building poised to help area’s housing

San Fran going MOD…modular building poised to help area’s housing

San Francisco, California is about to discover the benefits of modular housing. The need for new housing in that area is acute and rents are increasing rapidly due to scarcity of housing units. Fortunately, several new modular projects are in the works that will help to alleviate this situation. San Francisco Business Times’  Cory Weinberg ...

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Skyline Corp. out performed the broader markets today. Manufactured home communities and building generally did well too. CBS News  called Yellin’s announcement yesterday a holiday gift. Well, investors jumped at that present and the Dow had its best single day in 3 years, with the best 2 days all year in the aftermath of the […]...

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Skyrocketing Rents are Creating Opportunities for Manufactured Housing

Skyrocketing Rents are Creating Opportunities for Manufactured Housing

In most major U.S. housing markets, owning a home has become even cheaper than renting one. Trulia’s Chief Economist, Jed Kolko tells MHProNews  their research has found that buying is 38 percent cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metropolitan areas. This study took into account all costs associated with buying or renting over [...

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IBTS Appointed to HUD Manufactured Housing Dispute Resolution Program

The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) announced this week their appointment to HUD’s Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution Program. Through the program, IBTS will enable citizens to exercise their rights related to manufactured home quality issues. On October 7, 2014, IBTS, principal subcontractor to the Savan Group, LLC, p...

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32 Million not enough? MHC Residents Lose Battle to Remain or Collect

32 Million not enough? MHC Residents Lose Battle to Remain or Collect

Residents of the De Anza Cove Mobile Home Park at Mission Bay in San Diego, California, are preparing to move on. According to a report on SanDiego6, a $32 million settlement was reached for a legal dispute lasting 35 years between residents and the City of San Diego.  City officials are glad it’s finally over. […]...

18 Dec 2014

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Manufactured Home Community Operator sees value in helping Millennials beco…

Manufactured Home Community Operator sees value in helping Millennials become Homeowners

A segment of the population that’s resisted home ownership in significant numbers are the Millennials. These adults under 35 offer a potential 8.3 million new millennial households formed between now and the end of 2018, says the Demand Institute. Many millennials are renting, which manufactured home community operator Ascentia says could be...

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Nobility Leaps! Yellin’s Tellin’ – Cheap Oil, Low Rates, Keep Sellin’!

Nobility Leaps! Yellin’s Tellin’ – Cheap Oil, Low Rates, Keep Sellin’!

Tracked manufactured housing related stocks advanced broadly in trading today. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellin suggests that rates will not rise rapidly and cheap oil is good for America, so the markets rose anew.   Sony may be getting the next whammy from what could be a blast of cyber-economic terror-warfare, with theaters warned by […]...

17 Dec 2014

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With Oil Prices still Falling, what’s the outlook and impact on Manufacture…

With Oil Prices still Falling, what’s the outlook and impact on Manufactured Housing?

Fracking related sales of manufactured homes and factory-built workforce housing is important in states such as TX, ND, OK, LA, OH and PA. There are mixed thoughts from sources on what the foreseeable economic impact on drilling activities may be from sliding oil prices. According to a December 16, 2014, report by MarketWatch,  “a couple […]...

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Judges Gavel Falls on MH Community Owner

Judges Gavel Falls on MH Community Owner

According to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, a manufactured home community owner was called into court once again on Monday, December 15, 2014. Magar E. Magar of Vancouver, Washington was accused of failing to prove he completed the tasks assigned to him to provide safe drinking water at the Syringa Mobile Home Park near Moscow, Idaho. […]...

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County Takes Action to Collect Tax Revenues on Manufactured Housing

County Takes Action to Collect Tax Revenues on Manufactured Housing

The Luna County government in Deming, New Mexico, says they’ve been losing revenue when manufactured homes are moved by owners without paying taxes on their homes. The town of 14,855, with some 25,000 residents in the entire country, is located 33 miles from the Mexican border. They estimate losing approximately $120,000 annually in tax...

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Ringing in 2015, RV/Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame Style

For those who desire to ring in and celebrate New Year 2015 with other RV and Manufactured Housing enthusiasts and industry members, there may be no better place that the RV/MH Hall of Fame’s North Indiana Event Center. Their party is set to begin at 7:30 PM. The gala features a DJ with dance music, […]...

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Gala New Years Eve Celebration to Benefi…

Gala New Years Eve Celebration to Benefit RV/MH Hall of Fame

ELKHART, Ind., -- Jeff White, vice president of operations for the RV/MH Hall of Fame and the Northern Indiana Event Center, invites everyone to celebrate the new year at a festive 2014 New Years Eve Celebration at the Northern Indiana Event Center in Elkhart onWednesday, December 31. The upscale casual party begins at 7:30 p.m., with live dance music performed by the popular local band, Mulligan's Island.  A DJ, photo booth and a the live broadcast from Times Square for the ball drop are also being provided by D&T Productions.. The bill of fare includes appetizers, an Italian-style buffet, dessert, late night snacks and a champagne toast at midnight, all prepared by locally owned Rulli's Italian Restaurant.  White said, "We'll even accommodate party-goers who have special dietary requests such as gluten free, vegetarian or other...

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ELKHART, Ind. - Darryl Searer, chairman and president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall), is encouraged by the early support of the "Kevin Clayton Debt Elimination Challenge" fund raising campaign.  Commitments are coming in from large and small companies, as well as individuals. Searer said, "Our goal is to raise $1 million in this campaign over the next 3 to 5 years.  These new pledges, plus Kevin Clayton's initial pledge of $200,000, means that we are more than 35% there in only a few weeks since the campaign was announced."   Pledges to date and donations include: * Kevin Clayton, Clayton Homes pledged $40,000 per year for 5 years. Total of $200,000* Gary McDaniel, YES! Communities, pledged $25,000 per year for the next three years. Total $75,000* Joe Stegmayer, Cavco Industries, Inc., pledged $10,000 per year...

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Bradley awarded for career dedicated to …

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ROC USA® Network Welcomes MH Industry Ve…

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CONCORD, N.H. — Jason Carter has joined the management team at ROC USA Network as National Acquisitions and Portfolio Manager. He begins his new role Nov. 3. Carter’s primary focus is to identify MH community owners interested in selling their communities to their residents and, with ROC USA Network affiliates across the country, execute on resident purchases. ROC USA Network Director Mary O’Hara said Carter’s years of experience with MH manufacturing, sales, community operations and development will be a significant benefit to ROC USA’s affiliates and clients. His appreciation for manufactured housing as affordable housing and his understanding of what it takes to own and operate a community are critical in today’s marketplace, she said. “ROC USA Network has established a proven track record over the last six years, achieving a level...

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RV/MH Heritage Foundation Unveils New $1…

RV/MH Heritage Foundation Unveils New $1 Million Campaign Exclusively for the Manufactured Housing Industry

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., - Darryl Searer, chairman and president of the RV/MH Hall of Fame (Hall) and Barry Cole, president of MH Insurance Services and past chairman of the Hall, spoke to a group of manufactured housing (MH) executives at the Manufactured Housing Institute's 78th Annual Meeting on September 15th  at the Westin  Resort  in Scottsdale, Arizona.  They unveiled a new five-year fundraiser especially for the MH industry designed to help theHall retire its debt. After updating the MH leaders of the Hall's current financial position, Searer urged the attendees to help the Hall retire its debt by pledging their support for the campaign. Explaining to the group that the Hall's debt was a result of unfulfilled pledges Mr. Cole commented, "In 2007 our idea was to construct a great legacy building that would include an event center, library and museum with unique...

L.A. Tony Kovach 03 Oct 2014 Corporate Press Releases

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2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Sho…

2015 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show is filling up fast and early!

Attendees, mark your calanders now, pre-registration will open on October 1, 2014. Exhibitors, Reserve your space now.  See download linked here.

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