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Local Star Chambers Wage War on Affordable Housing

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“The one issue that will prohibit affordable housing in the future — not only manufactured homes, but site-built — is local zoning and covenants.” — Jay Hamilton, executive director of the Georgia Manufactured Housing Association When you’re a single mother of three looking to secure your family’s future, you have to have a plan. One young Georgia woman thought she …

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Reinventing HUD’s role in Quality Affordable Housing, Reducing Poverty and Dependency

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Reinventing HUD’s role in Quality Affordable Housing, Reducing Poverty and Dependency The cover letter and proposal outline below was provided to Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Chairman of the Financial Services Committee in response to a request for comments from interested parties on how to improve the delivery of services housing services by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and …

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Keeping the Home Fires from Burning: Fire Safety and the Modern Manufactured Home

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Studies show that manufactured homes built after 1976 are more fire-resistant than comparable site-built homes — but no residence is completely fire proof. Here’s what you need to know to reduce your risk, as we enter the winter fire season.    By Jan Hollingsworth For MHLivingNews It was apparently an attempted case of “spontaneous combustion,” a phenomenon thought to be caused …

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Deer Valley Homebuilders (DVLY) CFO Steve Lawler-Inside Manufactured Housing Video & Home Tour

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“As an industry, we represent all levels of home building,” said Steve Lawler, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Deer Valley Homebuilders, Inc. (DVLY). We spoke with Steve and his associate Chet Murhpree, General Manager of Deer Valley Homebuilders in a recent Inside MH Road Show to their production center in Guin, AL. What Steve meant by his statement quoted above …

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Semper Fi! Video Patriotic 4th of July with Marine Manufactured Home Owner James Hodges, New Durham Estates, Westville IN

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We knew we wanted to share James Hodges’ story around some national holiday.  Independence Day – the 4th of July holiday period – seems like a perfect fit!  James has a terrific home, as you’ll see in the second video on this page. It a ‘residential style’ manufactured home, meaning if we didn’t tell you it was built in a …

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Brad Pitt Making it Right with Modular Homes for New Orleans

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The year was 2007. 2 years had passed since the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Brad Pitt came to New Orleans with a vision for the Make it Right Foundation to make a difference in helping residents of the city’s hard-hit 9th Ward. 7 years and 100 homes later, the futuristic looking modular homes of this once devastated neighborhood stand as a …

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Video – Inside MH with John and Pam Bostick – President and CEO of Sunshine Homes, Manufactured and Modular Home Builder – Red Bay, AL

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Before we share the Inside MH Video interview with Sunshine Homes Inc. President, John and his wife Pam Bostick, we first wanted to show you the home that we did the digital filming in. That’s the first video you see below. Many people are looking for multi-sectionals, like the stylish, quality one above. As a quick note, when you watched …

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Video – Senior Service Tech Jon Johnson Compares Apartments, Houses to modern Manufactured Homes

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Tens of millions of Americans follow a life-path that includes starting-out or re-aligning with apartment living.  When their time comes to decide – “what’s next?” – that’s when the choice or comparison between a manufactured home and other housing options comes into play.  That’s one of many reasons we were so pleased to do this interview with Jon and Amy …

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Mayor Phil Segraves talks Growth, Business, Development and Today’s Manufactured Housing found in Guin, AL based Deer Valley Homebuilders

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Thousands are leaving larger cities and suburbs for smaller towns, seeking that “better quality of life.” A Pew research report mentioned in this video tells us that smaller towns – the exurbs – are growing again. Towns and cities across America want ‘smart growth.’   So in this exclusive video interview with Mayor Phil Segraves of Guin, AL you’ll hear …

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Amoo’s Restaurant, McLean, Virginia – Fabulous Persian Fusion Dining!

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A mix of politics and business took us to Washington this past week, and for dinner, Soheyla – my better half – encouraged me to check out a ‘real’ Persian restaurant. Wow, I’m so glad she did! Since we’ve bragged about Olga’s Place in Westville, IN, we’re now happy to encourage those living or going near Washington, DC to check …

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Compare! Tiny Houses, Conventional, Modular and Manufactured Homes – Wally Comer, Rich Rice Inside MH with Adventure Homes

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At the end of the day, it’s about making comparisons.  You or those you work with, know or love ought to make your next housing decision based on facts, not opinions. You ought to take the same kind of time to truly understand that next housing choice as you would to decide which doctor you want to do surgery on …

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She Black, He’s White, They’re in Different Parties. Why Congressional Representatives Terri Sewell and Andy Barr Support Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing

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She’s a black Democrat from the deep South. He’s a white Republican from the Blue Grass state. They may seem to come from different places and viewpoints, but what brings them together is the clear understanding that manufactured homes are of vital importance to the citizens of their districts. For the sake of current manufactured home owners and those housing …

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CFED and CFPB – Confused, Conflicted “Friends” of Manufactured Home Owners and Prospective Buyers?

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Here’s a riddle for you. Why would a federal agency and a nonprofit think tank, both dedicated to consumer protection, choose to pursue a course that is diametrically opposed to their mutual mission? The Center for Enterprise Development (CFED) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have staunchly supported manufactured housing as an important component of affordable housing for low- …

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Manufactured Home Quality Control – Inside MH with Brent Bolding at Sunshine Homes

We all love to see a great looking home! This article and the videos will show you appealing homes. The first video will share an Inside MH Road Show  look at how those great homes achieved such a high level of quality. Let’s start this article differently than many others. We talk about quality and durability in manufactured housing, but …

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A Culture of Customizable Quality Home-Building – Adventure’s Manufactured Home Production Center Part 2 – Inside MH Road Show

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In Part 1 of our Inside MH video profile and tour of manufactured and modular home builder Adventure Homes, we heard Wally Comer and Rich Rice talk about “the concert” style coordination found in factory home-building.   In Part Two of this video, you’ll see the culture of craftsmanship developed among team members that results in their ability to produce a …

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