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FHFA, GSEs – High Cost to Minorities, All Americans – Due to Asserted Failures to Follow Duty to Serve Affordable Housing, Existing Federal Laws

The following are the comments as prepared for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) virtual listening session scheduled for Wednesday 12.11.2019.    — FHFA Listening Session Comments by L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach, Publisher of MHLivingNews.com, MHProNews.com, Award-Winning Manufactured Home Industry Expert and Consultant (LATonyKovach.com and http://www.linkedin.com/in/latonykovach)   Speakers addressed the Washington, D.C. Federal Housing Finance …

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Five Point Plan for Affordable Housing and Manufactured Home Living Recovery

Preface. This article will first outline a five-point plan for affordable housing and manufactured home living recovery. Then, it will give some specific examples of why this plan makes more sense than others that are being discussed. Interlaced with that will be facts, evidence and specific examples of how the battle for affordable housing has …

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The First Mobile Housing? Gathering Together to Give Thanks

What native Americans called a “teepee” were not the original “mobile home,” and they certainly weren’t made in a factory. Wikipedia says that “A tipi (also teepee) is a tent, traditionally made of animal skins upon wooden poles. Modern tipis usually have a canvas covering.” This is a site about affordable housing. There are millions around the world …

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Impact Communities – What Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, Taught Beyond Mobile Home U; Manufactured Housing Institute and National Communities Council

If you don’t already know the term, now is a good time to look up the meaning of ‘paltering.’ Then with the definition of paltering in mind, proceed with this report as we unpack what Frank Rolfe, Dave Reynolds, and their colleagues have been teaching observers – beyond the lessons of so-called ‘Mobile Home University’ …

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Examining Realtor Kristina Smallhorn’s “5 Biggest Lies About Manufactured (Mobile) Homes” – Video and Analysis

Realtor.com says that Kristina Smallhorn goes by the moniker, “Your Real Estate Whisperer.” She tells those pondering the housing markets ‘secrets’ and insights that others may not realize. Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) stumbled across Smallhorn’s video last night, and we knew right away that we had to share it. Not because we think she’s …

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Addressing Growing Affordable Housing Crisis, Income Inequality by Enforcing Good Current Laws – Illustrated Report, Analysis

Complex problems cited in the headline can be simplified by making this specific point. Affordable housing and income or wealth inequality are in several ways related issues. Home ownership is the most common form of wealth building in America. There are already good laws ‘on the books’ that make more affordable housing available. There are …

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Veterans, Manufactured Homes, the Crisis of American Business, Politics, and Policies

Let’s begin with what many will want to know every day, not just Veteran’s Day. Yes, you can buy a manufactured home with a VA – Veterans Administration – loan with as little as zero down payment. Millions who have a DD214 could qualify.     That said, veterans by definition are individuals who have …

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Dave Ramsey’s View on Mobile Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Independent Research-Based Fact Checks

Dave Ramsey is a successful fellow with a radio audience, financial freedom education, wrapped in a sort of Christian mantle. That statement will either bewilder, chill, or thrill his fans. Let’s concede that Ramsey makes several intelligent, useful, and common-sense financial advice points that have benefited numbers of devotees. He’s achieved success due in good …

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Costumes, Bridging Gaps Impacting Affordable Housing, and Manufactured Home Insights

Yesterday was Halloween, which makes today All Saints Day. In years gone by, it was customary in several Christian countries to ‘dress up’ in costumes that were supposed to remind someone of a specific saintly person. Halloween is a contraction that means “All Hallow’s (i.e.: holy, saintly) Eve” – the night before All Saint Day. …

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