Videos and Special Reports

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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‘May God be With the Families of Deceased as Well as the Injured Installer’ – Tim Williams – Ohio Manufactured Home Association (OMHA) Responds to Tragedy in Hopewell Estates in Fostoria Ohio 


In an emailed statement from Tim Williams, Executive Director of the Ohio Manufactured Homes Association (OMHA) which copied their association attorney, Elizabeth Birth, J.D., Williams said the following in a document under OMHA’s letterhead dated 1.12.2024. OMHA extends our sincere condolences to the installers and their families in the unfortunate tragedy at Hopewell Estates in Fostoria on January 8, 2024. …

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True State of U.S. Housing Market, per Markets Insider, on Jan 5.2024 What Data Tells Affordable Housing Seekers-Manufactured Home Shoppers and Advocates – Facts and Expert Analysis


It is time for another ‘no BS’ report that cuts through the spin delivered by way too many sources. While no two housing markets are alike, and some parts of the country are faring better on housing affordability than others, it is obvious that in most places in the United States of America (U.S.A.) that buying a home has become …

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Inspirational Christmas Videos, Songs, and Lyrics Plus Why Christmas is of 365 Days a Year Importance


You have likely watched It’s a Wonderful Life more than once. Every time this writer watches it, I think about or remember something new or important. It isn’t perfect theology, but it is a heartwarming and inspirational story.     You may have enjoyed the TV story of the Little Drummer Boy as a youth. Why not check it out …

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Barbara Corcoran Says Housing Prices ‘Going Through the Roof’ – Shark Tank Star Corcoran Loves her ‘Mobile Home’ Renovated with Special Features and Location Barbara Paid $1 Million Dollars to Own


‘It’s my Taj Mahal’ said multi-millionaire Shark Tank star Barbara Corcoran, as she shows off her $1 million “MOBILE HOME” in an LA (Los Angeles, CA) area “trailer park.” Corcoran admits she ‘likes it more than her $15 million New York City penthouse.’  While her terminology and that of those reporting on this story is routinely wrong – any such …

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Association Warns ‘Stunning’ Consumers-Business Impacts by DOE Energy Regulatory Stance for HUD Code Manufactured Homes – DOE Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm Remarks – Facts/Analysis


The Department of Energy (DOE) asserts new regulations will save low-to-moderate-income households money. But a Manufactured Housing Association on 12.12.2023 called the pending regulations “Stunning and Unworkable” -asserting that they impacts will cost more than savings claimed by the DOE.   [Note: the following is adapted by ( from a press release]. WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, December 14, 2023 …

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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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‘My Husband Says We’ll be ‘Homeless’ If We Keep Renting’ – What MarketWatch Response Apparently Missed in Couple’s Concerns – Desire to Own vs. Rent During Inflation Explored – Facts and Analysis


Let’s be clear. The question that follows reflects what MarketWatch (MW) actually published from a woman who stated that her man is earning considerably more income than the majority of Americans.  Someone making less money than this woman says they claim to earn might think about her inquiry, ‘are you serious?’  Nevertheless, the question itself is interesting. Indeed, as what will …

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Insights on Importance of Home Ownership in the U.S.A., But Wall Street Journal and Others Provide Evidence of the Fading of the American Dream – Facts-Analysis


In a left-leaning NBC News poll, a record-low 19 percent of respondents said they were confident their children’s generation would be better off than their own. “The American Dream is centered around the belief that each individual has the right and freedom to seek prosperity and happiness, regardless of where or under what circumstances they were born. The roots of 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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Consumer ALERT! Yes! Communities Backstories Reveal Sobering Realities of Manufactured Housing Institute ‘Award-Winner’ Which Praises its Own Yes! ‘Charity’ While Avoiding Resident Woes – Analysis


The Speakers News Journal says that an “Analysis is an expert opinion.” Manufactured housing is a fine option when someone is doing business with – or considering a deal with – an honorable firm. But if someone is considering doing business with a firm that is deceptively predatory, they ought to be avoided. What follows will be facts, evidence, and …

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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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Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) Publishes White Paper Concerning Pending Manufactured Housing “Chassis” Legislation, Financing, and Other Matters


The Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform (MHARR) is quite aware of the sharp downturn in manufactured housing. MHARR is the only national manufactured housing trade association known to publicly report new manufactured home production data monthly.  Their goal as a trade association is to protect and expand manufactured home sales, not limit them. So, the following from MHARR position …

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Don’t Let American Dream of Home Ownership Slip Away-NAHB, NAR, MHI, MHARR, Federal and Independent Facts Including Manufactured Housing Data 1995 to August 2023 Challenges and Solutions

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On October 12, 2023 the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a new report entitled “The Affordable Housing Crisis Grows While Efforts to Increase Supply Fall Short.” The GAO also recently stated: “The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) leads housing efforts at the national level” and “Manufactured homes—homes that are built in factories—can be an affordable option for …

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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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