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Home Ownership Top Issue for Young People – Conventional Housing Challenges and Manufactured Home Option – Research Evidence and the Journey Home Roadmap for Affordable Housing Seekers


From the WND News Center to MHLivingNews is the following Part I item on the headline topic. The manufactured home aspect of this article is found in Part II. Part I Homeownership costs exploding since pandemic as inflation drags on Soaring insurance premiums and rising utility prices also to blame By Around the Web Published June 12, 2024 at 10:59am By …

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Manufactured Housing Production Rises in April 2024 per Manufactured Housing Association but Bottlenecks Continue as MHARR Exposes Federal Officials Role in Affordable Housing Crisis


The following is based on a news release from the Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform provided to Mobile and Manufactured Home Living News. Washington, D.C., June 3, 2024 – The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) reports that according to official statistics compiled on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Code manufactured housing …

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Associated Press (AP) Helps Document How Incredibly Safe Mobile and Manufactured Home Residents Actually Are From Tornadoes – Surprising Facts Despite Several Tragic Deaths Explored


In a recent op-ed to the left-leaning Washington Post Professor Lee Ohanian and James A. “Jim” Schmitz, a senior economist at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve said the following.  “Analyzing U.S. tornado deaths from 1996 to 2023, the Associated Press [AP] found that 53 percent of people who died at home — 815 people — were in manufactured houses.”  MHI’s website …

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Democratic Black-Hispanic-Asian-Pacific Caucus Leaders PR Effort to Get Biden-Harris to Keep Promises to Minorities on AFFH Housing Rule-How Affordable Manufactured Homes Fit-‘Art of Possible’


“Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best.” So said Otto von Bismarck, per GoodReads. The Political Dictionary in the “Art of the Possible” explained it like this: “The “art of the possible” is idea that politics is a matter of pragmatism, instead of idealism. According to this worldview, politics is a …

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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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Manufactured Home Headlines Follow Public School Bus Crash Into ‘Mobile Home’ – Revelations and Multiple News Videos, Facts, and Eye-Opening Analysis


When a school bus plowed into what was likely an older manufactured home that was described by mainstream media as a “mobile home,” that kind of accident is a rare event. To illustrate the rarity: “From the years 2007 through 2016, there were 1,147 school-transportation-related crashes. Typically, there are approximately 114 school bus accidents in a year. In 2016, there …

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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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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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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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