Videos and Special Reports

Consumer Alert! State Records-“Years” of Negligence, ‘Safety Violations,’ “Greedy, Greedy” – Sun Communities Ripped by Residents, Manufactured Homes Damaged at Manufactured Housing Institute Member Community Owner – Facts and Analysis


With that backdrop, let’s dive into the specifics of several residents stated to media or posted online about Pine Hills community in Middlebury, IN. That will be followed by additional information – good and bad – about Sun Communities (SUI), which for years has had a reasonably good reputation. Mention will be made to other operations that happen to be …

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Why is Manufactured Housing Misunderstood? Follow the Money Report – Bill Gates, Warren Buffett Ally, Huge “Conflicts of Interest” Mammoth Funding Influencing Mainstream Media – Fresh Facts and Analysis


Why is manufactured housing so widely misunderstood? Does anyone with even modest reasoning ability seriously doubt that if some of the richest people in the world wanted manufactured housing’s positive realities and tremendous potential to be better understood, that those with deep pockets and extensive media or tech resources are capable of making the truth better known? Hold those thoughts, …

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Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA) Highlights Three Lesser-Known Advantages of Owning a Manufactured Home, More Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), Affiliates Embarrassment? Analysis  


While there can be regional differences between manufactured homes, the videos and ideas found in this report are generally available in most any part of the U.S. That said, on November 2, 2021 Yahoo News – and now MHLivingNews – picked up a press release provided by the Michigan Manufactured Housing Association (MMHA).  The MMHA is deemed to be an …

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Baptist News Global – “Manufactured Homes and Just Zoning Laws Can Transform Working Poor” Rev Ivory L. Mewborn, Mayor Pro-Tem of Ayden, NC


Baptist News Global (BNG) published a factually supported op-ed by Ivory L. Mewborn entitled “Manufactured Homes and Just Zoning Laws Can Transform Working Poor.” BNG said that Mewborn “is a minister, the mayor pro-tem of Ayden, N.C., and vice chair of the Pitt County (N.C.) Human Relations Council.” Per Mewborn’s BNG article, “As we fulfill our daily Christian walk, struggling …

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Clayton Homes GC Thomas “Tom” Hodges, Manufactured Housing Institute Chairman, Slapped by BPR Complaint – Facts, Claims – Why It Matters to Affordable Housing Seekers


On paper, much of what Clayton Homes General Counsel, Thomas “Tom” Hodges, J.D., has said or written over the years may seem fine from the viewpoints of certain quarters involved in the battle for more affordable housing in general, and more manufactured homes in particular. But according to the information, evidence, and reasoning in a complaint with the Tennessee Bar …

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“A Time for Choosing,” “We Are in a War That Must Be Won,” “Evil is Powerless if the Good are Unafraid” Jim Caviezel’s Address to Challenge Americans to Resist Growing Threat from “Evil”- Facts and Analysis


There is a need for “Christian warriors” to “fight for freedom” says the movie star who played Jesus in Mel Gibson’s “Passion of the Christ” movie. Jim Caviezel wove elements of the movie Braveheart, Protestant Christian politician Ronald Reagan, and Catholic Pope (Saint) John Paul II into an updated presentation that roused an audience in Las Vegas recently with its …

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USA Seemingly Stumbles, Affordable Housing Crisis Deepens – HUD OIG Complaint Hits Office of Manufactured Housing Programs Teresa Payne, HUD Sec Marcia Fudge – Why it Matters to Most Americans


Inflation. Afghanistan. Supply chains problems. Southern border. COVID19 vax mandates. Soaring housing costs. A series of apparent blunders and oversteps of authority are behind Joe Biden’s plunging approval. Which makes it odd at best that the National Housing Conference (NHC) President and CEO’s David M. Dworkin, who has spoken favorably about support for manufactured homes, recently said to fellow “housers” …

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“Ain’t We Got Fun” – Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Lyrics, Videos – Surprising Insights plus a Key to More Affordable Home Ownership – Fun, Fraud, Facts and Analysis


Let’s start with the lyrics to two different versions of the song, “Ain’t We Got Fun.” The earlier version is from Peggy Lee, later it was performed by Doris Day. How this relates to more affordable home ownership will be made clear on the far side of these two versions of the lyrics and related videos.  It is noteworthy that …

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Manufactured Home Showcase – Novi Home Show October 8-10, 2021, Stunning, Embarrassing Manufactured Housing Institute Revelations – Facts & Analysis 


At the Novi Home Show, on October 8-10 at Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi in Michigan, there will be several brand new, upper scale manufactured homes on display that can be toured at no additional admission cost. Meaning, there are other things occurring at the Novi Home Show, and if you attend anyway, then your fee-entry into the show also is …

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AP, Denver Post Rips Rolfe, Reynolds, New Manufactured Home Resident Protection Law Implementation – The MOAT – Consumer and Advocacy Alerts, Facts Checks, Analysis 


“It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you‘ve been playing all your life.” – Mickey Mantle per BrainyQuote and opening quote in hit Moneyball.   “I didn’t even want to meet Warren [Buffett] because I thought, ‘Hey this guy buys and sells things, and so he found imperfections in terms of markets, that’s not value added to society, that’s a zero-sum game that …

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“Tricks of the Trade” Manufactured Housing Institute Award Winner Yes! Communities Threatened Disabled Grandmother Current on “Lot Rent” With Eviction-Local Attorney, Consumer Advocates Step In


It is a troubling story that has a better-than-expected ending. But former nurse Laurie Myers had to appear in Knoxville, TN “General Sessions Court on Tuesday, Sept. 14,” where she was told to expect “to be officially evicted from Amherst Ridge.” Amherst Ridge is a land-lease manufactured home community that per an informed local source was once owned by Clayton …

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HUD’s Own Report Confirm Alarms – HUD Officials, Manufactured Housing Institute Leaders Duck Charges of Racial Bias, Dereliction, Thwarting Racial Equity, More in “Plant A Home” Program


Words may sound good but are at times proven to be devoid of meaningfully matching action. A new HUD PD&R report effectively confirmed and amplified several findings in an August 2021 research report and analysis on MHLivingNews entitled “Why So Few Affordable U.S. Homes? Federal & Other Research – Monopolies, Moats, Manufactured Housing – Impacts Renters, Current Manufactured Homeowners, Conventional …

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Former Cavco Industries and Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) Chairman, Joseph “Joe” Stegmayer & Cavco (CVCO) Hit by SEC Suit, Why it Matters to Manufactured Homeowners, Affordable Housing Seekers, Others


The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is the primary regulatory of U.S. stock markets, announced a legal enforcement action against Cavco Industries over conduct involving former Cavco Chairman and CEO, Joseph Stegmayer, Daniel Urness, and the company. Cavco issued the following press release on 9.3.2021 which states their response to the complaint. The SEC Complaint – i.e. legal pleadings …

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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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“FaKe NeWs” – The Truth About American News and Views – Practical Tips for Spotting Propaganda – What Facts, Evidence, Analysis Reveals


Fake news is a real issue. Who says? Ironically, it is often professionals in the news media business. A close look at the words “fake news” in the top left graphic reveals it is made up of various sizes of the word “propaganda.” Spotting propaganda and the problems associated with fake news will be examined in this factual and evidence-based …

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