Month: September 2019

Reviewing CBS News Report, “Long Live the Mobile Home”

“So, the McMansion is dead, long live the mobile home?” That was the question CBS Sunday Morning asked designer Jennifer Siegal – who is known for turning the image of ‘the trailer house” on its head. Her reply was “Absolutely.” This CBS News video was previously featured here some years ago, but it is time …

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Vise Squeezing Independents and Residents – Messages with Manufactured Home Community Leaders

Manufactured Home professional News The number of calls and messages from all sorts of industry professionals, investors, politicos, and resident leaders who read MHProNews and MHLivingNews are rising. These may seek information, but they also often provide insights too. The publisher’s emails can be accessed by me (that’s a disclosure of sorts). Perhaps he … …

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President Trump’s Administration Has Cut Regulations, But Increased Others – Net Results?

Manufactured Home professional News “Good God. The size of that mountain of paper just shows the level of corruption run roughshod in this country,” said Chris Allie in a comment about the video posted below.   “John Stossel – just telling it how it is. Praises Trump where necessary and criticizes too. That’s real … …

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Longstanding MHARR Effort to Fully Reform HUD Subpart I Regulations Continues to Advance

Manufactured Home professional News The Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee’s (MHCC) Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee has approved and will now send to the full MHCC for consideration at its upcoming October 2019 in-person meeting, the most extensive proposed changes to HUD’s Subpart I regulations since they were last amended in 2013. Acting, in part, on a … …

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MHARR Honors Outgoing Chairman James Shea, Jr

Manufactured Home professional News Washington, D.C., August 12, 2019 – The Board of Directors of the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) has presented outgoing Chairman James F. Shea, Jr. with a Resolution and commemorative plaque honoring his long-time service and leadership within MHARR, and on behalf of the entire manufactured housing industry. … …

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MHCC Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee Advances MHARR Regulatory Reform Proposals

Manufactured Home professional News The Regulatory Enforcement Subcommittee of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), during an extended conference call on August 6, 2019, has advanced a number of key HUD manufactured housing program regulatory reform proposals submitted by MHARR in 2017 and 2018 comments to HUD, which were subsequently provided to MHCC members … …

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HUD Code Manufactured Home Production Declined Again in June 2019

Manufactured Home professional News Washington, D.C., August 5, 2019 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), year-over-year HUD Code manufactured home production declined again in June 2019. Just-released statistics indicate that HUD Code … …

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Senator Rick Scott-China Like Business Partner that Embezzles, Says Don’t Buy Chinese – plus Manufactured Home Investing Updates

Manufactured Home professional News Florida is a top 5 state in manufactured home shipments, but this is a principles focused topic, and thus applies to all 50 states. There are numbers of manufactured home producers that span the gamut of industry association members that are buying components and products for HUD Code manufactured homes … …

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HUD-Corporate-Nonprofit Triangle – MHI’s Lesli Gooch Surprising Letter Drops, Places HUD-GSE-Nonprofit Exec in Crosshairs

Manufactured Home professional News A document has been provided to MHLivingNews which bears the signature of Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) executive vice-president, Lesli Gooch. ICYMI, sources have speculated that Gooch is one of the top contenders to replace exiting MHI President Richard ‘Dick’ Jennison. As the discussion of zoning, placement, and enhanced preemption has … …

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HUD’s/Urban Institute’s Edward Golding Knew, Because Manufactured Housing Institute’s Lesli Gooch Told Him

First, the good news. Then, we’ll follow the good news up with what’s problematic. This will be systematic: quotes, facts, and eye-opening insights. “People live better when they have less financial stress,” Lindsey Bostick said. “They can do more of what they really want to do with their lives when they pay less for their …

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