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Strommen “Felony” “Conspiracy” Case-“Monopolization” of Affordable Manufactured Housing and Manufactured Home Communities “Rube Goldberg Machine of Human Suffering” by Manufactured Housing Institute Firms – Knudson Law


Samuel “Sam” Strommen from Knudson Law forged an evidence-based and systematic case that points the finger of monopolization at Clayton Homes, 21st Mortgage Corporation, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, and several specific members of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI). Minneapolis Federal Reserve professional researchers James A. Schmitz Jr and David Fettig have made their own evidence-based argument that “Monopolies Inflict Great Harm on Low- and …

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Monopolization of American Dream, Telling the Inside Story of Home Ownership Gone Awry


Superficially, manufactured housing is an easy to understand product, service, and industry. It costs far more to build a house on site – so-called ‘stick building’ – then it does to build one in a factory and was permanently installed on a buyers preferred home site. It costs more to build apartments than it does a manufactured home community. The …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Exploring Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Awards for ‘Excellence in Manufactured Housing’ Awards Program – MHI Leaders May Prove to be Sinister, But MHI Leaders Aren’t Idiots


Attention affordable housing shoppers. Note to those who are public officials, customers, advocates, or plaintiffs’ attorneys for those who purportedly have been harmed by a “Manufactured Housing Institute” (MHI) “Award” winner for “Excellence in Manufactured Housing.” A word to the wise – don’t be fooled by such ‘awards.’ If you keep in mind this focused analysis and expert commentary about …

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NBC Regional Lex18 News and Spectrum 1 News Both Spotlight Modern Manufactured Homes as Part of Affordable Housing Crisis Solution – Pros and Cons Analysis of NBC Lex18 Video-Report


During the recent Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) conference, a modern manufactured home was placed near Central Bank Center, where it could be viewed by attendees.  Interviewed by Lexington 18 in Kentucky, an NBC news affiliate, is Logan Hanes, the executive director of the Kentucky Manufactured Housing Institute (KMHI).     Lex18’s Ricky Sayer’s written article that accompanied the video …

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CLASS ACTION Case No. 23-cv-6715 v Datacomp-Equity LifeStyle Properties-Hometown America-Lakeshore Communities-Sun Communities-RHP Properties-YES! Communities-Inspire Communities-Kingsley Mgt-Cal-Am Properties


For several years, Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) and our MHProNews sister site have been laying out the evidence of from a range of sources that pointed to serious allegations of antitrust, possible RICO, and others who are often either members of the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) and/or an MHI linked manufactured housing state association. While several cases …

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Losing the American Dream – Steep Manufactured Housing Production Decline Continues While Manufactured Housing Institute CEO Lesli Gooch Gives Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a Pass


In a press release to Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News (MHLivingNews) and others in the news media, the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) pointed a sharp finger at their rival national trade group. That press release is below and is followed by additional information with MHLivingNews analysis and commentary in brief.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      …

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Research by 4 Attorneys & 2 Analysts-Manufactured Home Industry and Manufactured Housing Institute Performance Spotlight, plus the Quisling Factor


Stating the obvious can be eye opening. Truth can be discovered wherever a person happens to find it. Some research provides useful information and couples it with sound analysis or commentary. By contrast, some reports may provide useful information but couple it with flawed or agenda driven analysis.  As Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News ( or has reported …

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