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Boehlert Departing MHI, Search Underway for New Head of Government Affairs

Effective next month, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jason Boehlert will be departing MHI to begin a new position as Executive Director of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA) and National Association for County Community and Economic Development (NACCED).  Boehlert moves on after more than four years at the helm of MHI's government affairs department.  During this time, he helped oversee legislative and regulatory activities to:

  • provide industry relief from the Dodd-Frank Act and CFPB rules regulating mortgage markets in the wake of the housing crash;

  • develop legislation reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that, for the first time, would ensure manufactured home personal property loans had access to the secondary market and push for the regulatory implementation of Duty to Serve requirements for manufactured housing;

  • enact legislative provisions that mandated HUD hiring of the first full-time Manufactured Home Program Administrator in roughly a decade;

  • extend critical tax credit programs for builders of energy efficient manufactured and modular housing, and

  • prevent dual enforcement of construction and energy efficiency standards by DOE and HUD over manufactured housing.

MHI has already begun the search for a full-time replacement.  In the meantime, MHI is well represented in its legislative and regulatory activities by its internal and external lobbying team of:

  • Dick Jennison, President and CEO

  • Lois Starkey, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

  • Rick Robinson, Vice President and General Counsel, Government Affairs

  • Porterfield, Lowenthal, Fettig & Sears which serves as MHI's external lobbying firm

MHI CFPB and Financial Services Updates

CFPB Updates Mortgage Rules for Small Entities

The CFPB updated its Small Entity Compliance Guides for the Ability-to-Repay and Qualified Mortgage Rule and the RESPA and TILA Mortgage Servicing Rules. The adjustments include two changes that will help certain nonprofit organizations continue to provide mortgage credit and servicing to underserved populations. Other changes lay out limited circumstances where lenders that exceed the points and fees cap can pay a refund of the excess amount plus interest to consumers and still have the loan be considered a Qualified Mortgage.  These updates incorporate adjustments that became effective on November 2, 2014. To view the guide,click here.

FHA Refinance of Borrowers in Negative Equity Positions: Program Extension

On November 16th, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published Mortgagee Letter (ML) 2014-23, FHA Refinance of Borrowers in Negative Equity Positions (Short Refi): Program Extension, which extends the expiration date of the program through December 31, 2016, and reiterates the permitted use of proceeds from government entities and instrumentalities of government to extinguish a portion of a borrower's negative equity.  FHA's Short Refi program supports refinances for borrowers who owe more than the current value of their home.  For more information, click here.

HUD Reaffirms Administration Stance on Fannie Freddie Overhaul

On November 17th, HUD Secretary Julian Castro said that overhauling the mortgage finance system remains a top priority for the final two years of the Obama administration. Castro suggested that the next Congress consider legislation that would wind down and eventually eliminate mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of the effort to boost the housing market's recovery.  Earlier this year, the Senate Banking Committee approved legislation (S. 1217) that would have replaced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation (FMIC). The legislation contained provisions supported by MHI requiring FMIC to provide secondary market access to manufactured home loans secured by personal property.  With Republicans assuming majority control of the Senate for the 114th Congress, it is expected the Senate Banking Committee, under the chairmanship of Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL), will take a different approach to reforming the nation's secondary housing finance system.


For more information, contact Jason Boehlert, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or(703) 558-0660.

The HUD MHCC will Meet for the First Time in Two Years

The HUD Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) is slated to meet December 2-4 in Arlington, Virginia. It will be the first in-person meeting since October 2012 and the MHCC is expected to meet for a full three days rather than the 2 1/2 in previous years.  MHI and its eight member representatives will participate during the meeting.  MHIplans to provide public comments on the business before the committee, and will make a number of recommendations to HUD and the MHCC, including the following:

  • A recommendation to changes in the HUD regulations to further clarify that RV/Park Models are not manufactured homes and should not be regulated as such.

  • A recommendation that the MHCC thoroughly and seriously review the consensus recommendations of the DOE ASRAC Working Group on Manufactured Housing to ensure that the energy efficiency standards proposed take into consideration the affordability of manufactured homes to consumers.

  • A recommendation that DOE utilize HUD's framework under the HUD Procedural and Enforcement regulations for compliance and enforcement of any new energy efficiency standards.

  • A recommendation that HUD reverse or substantially modify its current policy requiring costly, time consuming and unnecessary alternative construction approvals for attached garages, including retroactive Subpart I investigation and correction of homes previously sold with attached garages.

  • Greater flexibility for HUD Code homes to be utilized for certain multifamily purposes such as offices for retailers, certain types of farmworker housing and housing used by workers in the oil and gas industries.

  • Several proposed changes and updates to the HUD Code and procedural and enforcement regulations which will provide for more flexible, less costly, and more innovative design and construction methodologies.

The MHCC has a new Administering Organization, Home Innovations Research Labs, formerly known as the NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders Research) foundation.  Home Innovations was the sole bidder for the HUD RFP issued last year.  The Systems Building Research Alliance (SBRA) submitted a bid but withdrew because of prohibitive costs associated becoming a certified organization by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as required by the Manufactured Home Improvement Act of 2000.

Further information about the upcoming meeting and an agenda can be found by clicking here.  For additional information about the work of the MHCC and the current membership click here.       

For more information, contact MHI Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Lois Starkey at (703) 558-0654or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Manufactured Housing Fire Safety Report Reveals Good News

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has updated its 2011 report on manufactured home fires, and the news continues to be positive.

According to the report, manufactured homes had a 2007-2011 fire death rate per 100,000 units that that was roughly the same as the rate for other one-or-two single family homes.  Manufactured homes built after the introduction of the HUD Code in 1976 have lower rates of civilian deaths per hundred reported deaths than pre HUD-Code homes.  The 2007-2011 death rate was 57% lower than for post standard homes for pre-standard manufactured homes.

According to the report "If all pre-HUD standard manufactured homes were removed from the inventory, the fire death rate per 100,000 occupied manufactured homes would be estimated at 1.9, or well below the range estimated for the rate for other one- or two-family homes."

The report found a disturbingly high rate of smoke alarm removal by occupants of manufactured homes.  Smoke alarms reportedly are missing in half (51%) of all manufactured home fires where smoke alarm status was reported.  Smoke alarms are required by the HUD Code.

Click here to view the 2013 NFPA report.

Government and Political News from Around the Nation

All 50 States - For state-by-state budget reviews, click herefor the analysis by MultiState Associates.  

Alaska - Bill Walker (I) unveiled a bipartisan transition team to help him hit the ground running, before he declared election victory.  Click here to read more. 

Indiana - The state Supreme Court unanimously decided Indiana's Right to Work law is constitutional, overturning a lower court's finding. Unions are considering taking their case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Passed in 2012, the bill bars unions from forcing nonmembers to pay dues.  Click here to read more. 

Kansas - New fiscal estimates reveal that Kansas will collect $1 billion less in revenue over the next two years than previously projected by state budget officials.  Click here to read more.


Maryland - According to newly released budget figures, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan (R) will inherit a $600 million budget deficit when he takes the oath in January. Hogan said the deficit was not a surprise and he intends to honor campaign pledges and cut spending rather than raise taxes to meet the fiscal challenge.  Click here to read more.

New Mexico - State Rep. Don Tripp (R) was selected to be the Speaker of the House when the 2015 session convenes in January. Tripp will be the first Republican to hold the position since 1954.  Click here to read more.

Pennsylvania - Senate Republicans ousted Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R) and replaced him with the more conservative Sen. Jake Corman (R) for the upper chamber's top job. Upon his selection, Corman threw down the gauntlet and said that the natural gas extraction tax supported by Gov.-elect Tom Wolf (D) is dead on arrival in the Senate. Click here to read more.

Virginia - The House and Senate convened in a special session to pass legislation requested by state bond officials fixing a potential problem in the budget bill passed in September. Lawmakers also adopted a measure allowing health insurance companies to renew non-ACA compliant health plans.  Click here to read more.

Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker (R) wants to speed up the budget approval process next session, but legislative leaders are pushing back by pointing to the numerous steps involved in getting a budget enacted. Lawmakers sent the two-year budget in 2013 to the Governor on June 21st of that year, and say they will aim to get the next budget on his desk "in June." Click here to read more.

All 50 States - Bill prefiling deadlines have been added to MultiState's 2015 Legislative Session Deadlines chart. The chart also contains bill introduction and crossover deadlines, as well as session start and end dates.  Click here to read more.

Daily Business News Briefs

Crowdfunding the American Dream With Manufactured Housing?

Crowdfunding the American Dream With Manufactured Housing?

In Jacksonville, Florida, one company is taking a unique path to offer the American dream of homeownership to more citizens. And manufactured housing is center stage. Park Place Communities (PPC), a national real estate investment company specializing in affordable housing, is seeking a total of $1 million in capital to facilitate a large-scale...

25 Mar 2017

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A Fully Furnished Manufactured Home in Three Days?

A Fully Furnished Manufactured Home in Three Days?

On Monday, a 1400 square-foot manufactured home arrived in two pieces at Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. The occasion? The annual Erie Home & Garden Expo. But the real story is how quickly that manufactured home got put together. With about three days of hard work, the home is ready for visitation as the […]...

24 Mar 2017

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Skyline Spikes, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Mixed

Skyline Spikes, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Mixed

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – House Republicans pull health care bill. Boom lands $33 million to test supersonic aircraft. NFL is looking for a partner to Livestream games. Mnuchin talks tech: “I don’t understand these valuations.” Some bullets from Fox Business – Trump: “We were very, very close” on Health Care bill. Trump: Char...

24 Mar 2017

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MHProNews, MHLivingNews in Focus: 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show

MHProNews, MHLivingNews in Focus: 2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show

As the manufactured housing industry prepares for the Tunica Manufactured Housing Show beginning next week, two power packed panels are on the agenda for Tuesday, March 28th. MHProNews and MHLivingNews Publisher L.A. “Tony” Kovach moderates a panel featuring Manufactured Home Communities star and media-magnet Frank Rolfe, who will be joined by Mil...

24 Mar 2017

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DTS Manufactured Home Lending – Views to FHFA NAFCU, an Innovative MH Commu…

DTS Manufactured Home Lending – Views to FHFA NAFCU, an Innovative MH Community Operator, and MHARR

Back in January, The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) issued a request for input (RFI) on its duty to serve (DTS) underserved markets ‘pilot program’ to finance manufactured homes, with a deadline of March 21st. According to commentary from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), the request was an...

24 Mar 2017

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Manufactured Housing – Highly Effective Urban Infill?

Manufactured Housing – Highly Effective Urban Infill?

As the Corpus Christi, Texas City Council looks to move forward with manufactured housing as a practical, affordable option for urban infill, the trend is also moving forward around the country. According to KRIS TV, the council discussed whether manufactured homes can be a viable option for affordable infill residential development in...

24 Mar 2017

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Update: Manufacturers Must Turn Over Documents in FEMA Case

Update: Manufacturers Must Turn Over Documents in FEMA Case

In a follow up to a story the Daily Business News originally covered last month, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR), led by chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), has ordered two home manufacturers to turn over documents related to the Louisiana floods, as it investigates the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) r...

23 Mar 2017

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UMH Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Down

UMH Soars, Manufactured Housing CV Gains, Broader Markets Down

Noteworthy headlines on – CNNMoney – How Sears changed America. London attack: Police make eight arrests. Housing market could get a bump from Trump. Wall Street runs on Dunkin’, not Starbucks. Some bullets from Fox Business – Burger King owner: Small biz rooting for Trump, Ryan on Obamacare replacement. Trump’s SEC pick Clayton g...

23 Mar 2017

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Editorial: Resident Opposes Sale to Hometown America

Editorial: Resident Opposes Sale to Hometown America

In a contentious story that the Daily Business News covered here, the alleged on and off discussions to sell Laconia, New Hampshire- based Briarcrest Estates to Hometown America has one resident choosing to utilize the power of the media to make their point. According to the Laconia Daily Sun, the story dates back to July […]...

23 Mar 2017

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MHARR: Manufactured Housing Must Remain Federally Regulated

MHARR: Manufactured Housing Must Remain Federally Regulated

The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is out with an advance of its April edition of “Issues and Perspectives,” a newsletter that discusses items relevant to the manufactured housing industry. This edition of the newsletter addresses the need for manufactured housing to remain federally regulated, with MHARR President &...

23 Mar 2017

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County Commission Tackles Tiny Homes

County Commission Tackles Tiny Homes

In Walker County, Georgia last week, the County Planning Commission took on a big task… how to regulate “tiny homes.” According to the Times Free Press, during a work session, the commission settled on some rules – a tiny home in Walker County should be no bigger than 500 square feet, it should sit on […]...

23 Mar 2017

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MH Dealer Bill Passes House – What Does it Mean?

MH Dealer Bill Passes House – What Does it Mean?

by RC Williams In the great state of Indiana, a bill recently passed in the state house regarding manufactured housing dealerships that has a rather interesting twist. NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary, MHI and MHARR Commentary

Ben Carson Confirmed as HUD Secretary, MHI and MHARR Commentary

by RC Williams The Senate, in a 58-41 vote Thursday, has confirmed Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development... NSP_READMORE

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DÉJÀ VU AGAIN? A New Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Initiative

DÉJÀ VU AGAIN? A New Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Initiative

by Marty Lavin, JD.  New Study I like to say to myself “If you live long enough, you’ll see it all.”  NSP_READMORE

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The Report, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton and Clayton Homes

The Report, Warren Buffett, Kevin Clayton and Clayton Homes

by RC Williams When the “Oracle of Omaha” speaks, people listen. NSP_READMORE

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Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Ques…

Federal Data Spotlights Manufactured Home Industry Quality, Regulatory Questions

by Soheyla Kovach WASHINGTON, D.C. – With over 81,100 manufactured homes built last year, more than 99.99 percent of all manufactured home buyers had service issues satisfied through normal channels... NSP_READMORE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT & FAIR HOUSING (LEGAL)

Service Animals, Fair Housing, and You

Service Animals, Fair Housing, and You

by Nadeen Green, JD For those of us who teach and write about fair housing, we have come to learn that the topic of service animals is the one... NSP_READMORE

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Richard Jennison, Manufactured Housing Institute, Worth Millions to MH Indu…

Richard Jennison, Manufactured Housing Institute, Worth Millions to MH Industry? Facts from MHI Report

L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach The Manufactured Housing Institute, and its president and CEO, Richard A. Jennison, are required as a tax-exempt organization to keep and file certain records.  One... NSP_READMORE

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New NAR Report Points To Manufactured Housing Opportunities

New NAR Report Points To Manufactured Housing Opportunities

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach “When the National Association of Realtors chief economist says there are more buyers than existing homes available on the market, that should be a... NSP_READMORE

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Closed | 33 Sites | Woodmont Trailer Park | Farmington Hills, Michigan

Closed | 33 Sites | Woodmont Trailer Park | Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufac…

Triad Financial Services Introduces Superior Choice Credit Union to Manufactured Housing Industry, Video

by Soheyla Kovach Every year for many years now, Darrell Boyd, Senior Vice President from Jacksonville, Florida based Triad Financial Services brings banks, credit unions, investors and other financial services professionals... NSP_READMORE

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Industry Lender Announces Name Change

Industry Lender Announces Name Change

After much consideration the San Antonio Federal Credit Union (SACU)/CU Factory Built Lending (CUFBL)/Mountainside Financial is excited to announce that we are changing our name to Credit Human... NSP_READMORE

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Industry Feedback About the Manufactured Housing Institute, Image, Industry…

Industry Feedback About the Manufactured Housing Institute, Image, Industry Hassles, and Advancement

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach A very thoughtful message from a widely-known industry leader is quoted below. NSP_READMORE

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SECURITY MORTGAGE GROUP Income Property Specialists

SECURITY MORTGAGE GROUP Income Property Specialists

byPierce Redmond ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Security Mortgage Group, a national award-winning MH Community lending broker, is pleased to have provided $30,000,000 in financing for several manufactured home communities nationwide... NSP_READMORE

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Modular Tapped to Help City With Housing Needs

Modular Tapped to Help City With Housing Needs

by RC Williams In Belgrade, Montana, the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has looked to modular housing as a solution to what the organization calls “immense affordable housing needs.” NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?

The Evolution of 3D Printed Homes?

by RC Williams When it comes to 3D printed homes, companies around the world have been working to perfect the ideal system, including Beijing-based HuaShang Tengda, which printed a two-story... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Skyline Corporation Makes Executive Announcement

Skyline Corporation Makes Executive Announcement

by RC Williams Skyline Corp. (NYSE: SKY) tells MHProNews that Jeff Newport has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Lost Modular Jobs Set to Return?

Lost Modular Jobs Set to Return?

by RC Williams Once known for its booming modular and manufactured home industry, Oxford, Maine has been dubbed the “Manufactured Housing Capital of New England.” NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Scam Alert! Professionals Warned

Scam Alert! Professionals Warned

by Soheyla Kovach Fox News and most mainstream media sources are urging caution to professionals and others answering cell phones and landlines from incoming calls from an “unknown caller” or... NSP_READMORE

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Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

Habits to Make or Break for a Cleaner, Healthier Home

by RC Williams It never fails. No matter how much you clean, it always seems that something comes up, spills, or gets dirt on it. NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Manufactured Home Plants May Become Tiny House Production Centers

Manufactured Home Plants May Become Tiny House Production Centers

by RC Williams In Carbon Hill, Alabama this week, the City Council heard about a possible plan from developers to use a couple of old manufactured home plant facilities... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Pending Home Sales Numbers Released

Pending Home Sales Numbers Released

by RC Williams The report is in from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Zoning Changes Could Affect Manufactured Housing

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... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

MHARR: President Trump’s Actions Offer Major Opportunity for MH Industry an…

MHARR: President Trump’s Actions Offer Major Opportunity for MH Industry and Consumers

by RC Williams Washington, D.C., February 28, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that Executive Orders issued by President Trump within the past thirty days... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provi…

2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provided

The Largest Manufactured Housing Show in the United States The Tunica Show has more homes than any other industry event! In 2016 The Tunica Show registered retailers, builder/developers, community owners/operators,... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Business Building Tunica Show Educational Seminars

Business Building Tunica Show Educational Seminars

by Dennis Hill On Tuesday, March 28th,  at the Resorts Hotel – 2nd Floor, Magnolia Room, you can discover this year’s business building educational seminars.  Here is the lineup and... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Executive Summary – 400 Words – Manufactured Housing Industry Obstacles and…

Executive Summary – 400 Words – Manufactured Housing Industry Obstacles and Billions in Opportunities

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach It could be boiled down to the 3-letter acronym at the end. Let’s first take a 400 word walk through the top obstacles and... NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

Lancing the MH Industry’s Boil

Lancing the MH Industry’s Boil

by Soheyla Kovach Let’s use the analogy of a pimple, cyst, or boil.  NSP_READMORE

GENERAL MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY TOPICS

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases, January Report

HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Increases, January Report

by RC Williams Washington, D.C., March 6, 2017 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) tells MHProNews that, according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of... NSP_READMORE

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SWOT Analysis – Marketing, Sales & Management Tool for Manufactured Housing…

SWOT Analysis – Marketing, Sales & Management Tool for Manufactured Housing Success

by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach To truly understand a location, business or organization - and its potential - a SWOT analysis is useful management tool. NSP_READMORE

MANAGEMENT

The Uncertainties of Life

The Uncertainties of Life

by Tim Connor, CSP Many people today struggle with the need to know what will happen tomorrow, next week or even this year. Some have the need to try... NSP_READMORE

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS, MOTIVATION and INSPIRATION

Which Life Season are You in?

Which Life Season are You in?

by Tim Connor For the past 200 plus years we have experienced an economic downturn and uncertainty every 8-15 years. I am not a pessimist.  I am a realist.  NSP_READMORE

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MHARR Appeals to HUD Secretary - Dr. Ben Carson - Allow Private Sector to Boost Homeownership, Save Taxpayers, by Enforcing Federal Law

“We’re going to be in the promise keeping business.” - Vice-President Mike Pence.  “We're going to enforce the law of this country.” – Then VP candidate, Gov. Mike Pence.  “We're going to enforce the law…” – President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and never gives up.” – Then President-elect of the United States, Donald J. Trump.  “I look forward to listening to the concerns of the American people in order...

the MHMSM Team 21 Mar 2017 Corporate Press Releases

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2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Lo…

2017 Tunica Manufactured Housing Show Looms, Final Brochure, Schedule Provided

The Largest Manufactured Housing Show in the United States The Tunica Show has more homes than any other industry event! In 2016 The Tunica Show registered retailers, builder/developers, community owners/operators, and installers from all over the region. The show drew 1,932 attendees this past year, from an expansive region which stretched from Illinois all the way to East Texas. The number of attendees actually exceeded our expectations and even surpassed last year's attendance numbers. This is a significant coup for the Tunica Show, because it means new business relationships abound! This year, 70 new model homes are expected to be featured at the show. These models will offer a firsthand look at the latest technology, conveniences, efficiency, and stateof-the-art design modifications that have been developed during the past year. The don't-miss showcase of homes...

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