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Five Point Plan for Affordable Housing and Manufactured Home Living Recovery

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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 been weaponized by some powerful …

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The First Mobile Housing? Gathering Together to Give Thanks

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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 at this moment that won’t …

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

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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’ [SIC]. “Frank and Dave” have …

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

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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 made is a perfect video, …

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

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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 also good laws that make …

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

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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 or still do serve their …

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

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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 measure through dedication and hard …

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

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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. Just writing those facts – …

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Freedom Isn’t Free, America, Magyar Szabadság Kör, and You

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It is difficult to put into words the love that someone can feel for a nation thousands of miles away that you’ve never stepped foot on. But let’s try. Since the time that Adam and Eve were ejected from the Garden of Eden for errantly trusting the sly words of a talking snake, history could be seen through the following …

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Manufactured Home Residents, Small Businesses, Affordable Housing Advocates, and Investor Alert

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During a widely acknowledged affordable housing crisis, one would normally imagine that affordable housing would be doing very well. While some segments may be performing well, perhaps the most proven form of U.S. affordable housing ever is struggling at historically low levels. How is that possible? Furthermore, millions of Americans who live in this most proven form of affordable housing …

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Manufactured Homeowners, Shoppers Alert – Manufactured Housing’s Barack Obama Moment

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When you strive to tell the truth as you know it, consistency becomes easy. Former President Barack Obama is beloved by millions. Others opposed his policies. It is similar, albeit more intense, with the current President Donald J. Trump. Each man stands quite apart on many issues. But on at least one thing, they agree. Both men believe that the …

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

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“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 to bring it back for …

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

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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 home.” She explained that, “I …

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“Illegal Taking” Lawsuit, Rent Control Challenge, Kurt Kelley, NPR, Manufactured Housing Review

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Rent control is a hot topic in the U.S. as well as in Canada. It is an issue for those in apartments or other forms of rental housing, as well as numbers living in manufactured home land lease communities. The CBC News video below spells out the challenge in multifamily housing, north of the border. It will help tee up …

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Manufactured Home Community Leader Discusses – Manufactured Housing Insanity?

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What follows below is a letter to the editor of MHLivingNews from a community resident-leader. It is worth mentioning that this person has lived and owned in conventional housing before moving into a manufactured home in a land-lease community. He loves his manufactured home, as he has said on his own blog. He enjoys the community, neighbors, and lifestyle. But …

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