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Biden State of the Union Raised Key MHC Resident Concern-Important to Millions of Affordable Housing Seekers ‘Cracking Down on Big Landlords Who Break Antitrust Laws-Price-Fixing Drive Up Rents’


“For millions of renters, we’re cracking down on big landlords who break antitrust laws by price-fixing and driving up rents.” – Joe Biden, State of the Union (SOTU) address 3.7.2024, per transcript on right-leaning Breitbart. That isn’t just rents that are being driven up, it is other housing costs – purchase prices, interest rates – that are part of the problem …

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Democratic Congressional Staffer Alleged Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Anti-Consumer, Manufactured Housing Institute Leaders Decline Comment Sam Strommen Antitrust Case Allegations–Analysis


A U.S. House of Representatives Democratic staffer told MHLivingNews/MHProNews that the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) has a reputation on Capitol Hill for being anti-consumer. The context of that staffer’s remarks was connected to manufactured home industry connected financing controversies, some of which will be explored in this report. When Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) offered Manufactured Housing Institute …

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Videos by NFIB Reflect Desire by Small Business Owners for Antitrust – or anti-Monopoly – Action and Why it Matters to Manufactured Home Community Residents and New Manufactured Homes Shoppers


MHLivingNews has long backed the notion that consumers are routinely better off doing business with smaller businesses that tend to be more responsive to their needs than large firms that often feel empowered to ignore their clients’ best interests. On 11.30.2022, just days ago, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) released a statement with videos that urged action on …

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Homeowner Promises Fight Over Huge Housing ‘Affordability’ Costs – High Fees for Single Family Housing Permits Contribute to Unaffordable Housing – Institute for Justice (IJ) Legal Efforts


Housing unaffordability is and has been a headline issue for years. A CNN report in August of 2023 proclaimed: “Home affordability is the worst it has been since 1984,” and matters are arguably worse now than then. CNBC has a report spotlighted by the MSN news aggregator tool that says: “Housing prices are what’s driving inflation, says Enterprise Community Partners’ …

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Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) Readers’ Choice Spring 2024 Top 30 – See What Attracts and Interests Others Looking Into Manufactured Housing!


“You cook, clean, eat, live, and love  much the same in a manufactured home as you would living in one of millions of similar-sized site built houses in the U.S.A.” ©  MHLivingNews has used variations on that phrasing for years, adding the raft that according to U.S. Census Bureau data, at this time a new HUD Code manufactured home is about …

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Edward Hussey-‘To be Clear, Madam Chairwoman, There is Nothing Wrong with the 2000 Law. The Manufactured Housing Improvement Act Doesn’t Need to be Amended. The Issue is Implementation by HUD’


During an affordable housing crisis, the best known, most proven solution to that troubling challenge for millions requires no federal subsidies or new legislation – HUD Code manufactured homes – oddly remains thwarted. Those apparently artificial obstacles exist despite often supportive federal laws. As part of our periodic series of reports with analysis to better understand the issues involved, the …

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Manufactured Home Production Growth Continues in February 2024, per April 2024 Report by Manufactured Housing Association – Official Facts with Expert Analysis


According to data provided by the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR), is the following new manufactured home production and shipment data news brief. The information was released on 4.3.2024 and covers production for February 2024, based on statistics collected for the federal government.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    Contact: MHARR (202) 783-4087   PRODUCTION GROWTH CONTINUES IN FEBRUARY …

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Statements to Congress by Kevin Clayton-Clayton Homes for Manufactured Housing Institute; John Bostick of Sunshine Homes on Behalf of Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform


“The American dream is homeownership, and the unintended effects of new regulation and lack of the secondary market by the GSEs is a path to tragically wipe out the remains of this important housing segment.” – Kevin Clayton, CEO Clayton Homes, in remarks to members of Congress made on behalf of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). More from Clayton linked …

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What Every Current or Potential Resident of a ‘Predatory’ Mobile Home Park-Manufactured Home Community Operator Should Know-Views of Advocate Tim Sheahan and MHPro L. A. “Tony” Kovach-How to Avoid or Fix Problems

WhatEveryCurrentPotentialResidentOfaPredatoryMobileHomeParkManufacturedHomeCommunityOperatorShouldKnowViewsAdvocateTimSheahanMHProL A.TonyKovachHowToAvoidFixProblemsMHLivingNews

Perhaps 75 to 80 percent of manufactured home communities are owned by local owners who are often in a good working relationship with their residents. But the other 20 percent or so may fall into a different category, and that segment will be part of the subject of this report with expert analysis. “My name is Tim Sheahan and I …

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Is Manufactured Home Production Keeping Pace with U.S. Population? What California ADU Preemption and Higher Production Signals Manufactured Housing Potential to Solve Affordable Housing Crisis


It may be self-evident so many, but it is important to note that the population of the United States (U.S.) has grown since manufactured housing achieved its last highwater mark in 1998. Beyond population growth, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have witnessed a boom in California in recent years. Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) and MHProNews have periodically spotlighted that boom …

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Economist EJ Antoni ‘Understated by Feds Through-the-Roof Housing Inflation Crushing Would-Be Homeowners’–Conventional Housing Unaffordable But Manufactured Homes Still Reasonable for Millions


According to WCNT a year ago, research then showed that 61 percent of Americans could not afford to buy a house in this current market.  Since that report, mortgage interest rates surged to their highest levels since 2002, per Copilot. The average 30-year rate jumped from 3.22% in January to a high of 7.08% at the end of October1. That sets the tone for Part I of …

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Rise and Fall of HUD Code Manufactured Housing 1995-2023 – Story of the U.S. Affordable Housing Crisis Behind the Facts


“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” – Thomas Sowell “The puzzle is why there’s so little (manufactured housing) being shipped when it’s a much better product than it used to be,” said Laurie Goodman, an Urban Institute fellow.” Millions of Americans …

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Remember Normal? Buckle up for Manufacturing Consent, Oxfam, Billionaire’s World, and the American Dream Reality Check


While it won’t be necessarily be sequential, every aspect of the headline – Remember Normal? Buckle Up for Manufacturing Consent, Oxfam, Billionaire’s World and the American Dream Reality Check – will be explored by sharing a Q&A with Bing’s artificial intelligence (AI) system currently known as Copilot. Productivity School and Analytics Vidhya rated Bing’s AI the top publicly available AI …

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Rigged System? Feudal-Fascist-Marxist-MegaCapitalist-Socialist-Corporate Shell Games? Understand Why Working-Middle Classes Struggle-American Dream-Affordable Homeownership Fades-Facts/Analysis


The Mises Institute Chairman Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr. recently said: “we now have a fake kind of capitalism in which a few greedy billionaires use the state to gain power and privileges for themselves.” Democrat turned independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. recently pointed out that: “The working class is now systematically being stripped of their wealth by the …

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“Must See” Movie-Length Documentaries per Artificial Intelligence, the U.S. Affordable Housing Crisis, and the Predicament of the 21st Century Manufactured Housing Industry – Videos, Facts, and Analysis


According to the Productivity School, the number one artificial intelligence (AI) search engine, paid or free, is the one by available from Microsoft’s Bing. According to, a thesis is defined as follows. Thesis definition: “a proposition stated or put forward for consideration, especially one to be discussed and proved or to be maintained against objections.” Per ThoughtCo: “A thesis (THEE-ses)  is the main …

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