Russellville, Alabama (01/30/2020)– Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Ben Carson embarked on a national bus tour focused on regulatory barriers to affordable housing called the Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour. During a stop at a Clayton manufacturing plant in Russellville, Alabama, Carson made two major announcements relative to manufactured housing – a proposed rule making changes to the HUD Code and a final rule on formaldehyde emissions.
(January 2020) - Manufactured Housing has another opportunity to display homes in Washington!
The 2nd annual Innovative Housing Showcase has been announced. The Showcase, a free public event featuring new building technologies and housing solutions will be held September 12 - 14, 2020, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Washington (12/16/2019) -
MHI announces the introduction of CrossMod™, the official name for the new class of manufactured homes.
CrossMod™ is a reflection of our commitment to elevate the industry by bringing the quality and innovation that can be found in all off-site built housing, including Manufactured Homes, Modular Homes and now CrossMod™ Homes, to even more home buyers.
Washington (12/05/2019) - HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner Brian Montgomery told the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance, the Department is expected to publish its proposed third set of updates to the HUD Code before the end of the calendar year. Montgomery made this announcement at a hearing about FHA and its impact on homeownership in America.
Released on November 8, 2019 - Secretary Carson Asks Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Websites Selling Assistance Animal Documentation ...
On November 7th, Mr. Mark Yost, President and CEO of Skyline / Champion Corporation, will testify on behalf of our industry, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee. The Committee will conduct a full hearing on multiple bills which impact housing affordability. Included in this list is S.1804 - "The HUD Manufactured Housing Modernization Act of 2019.
WASHINGTON (11/06/19) — The Manufactured Housing Institute announced today, its Board has chosen Dr. Lesli Gooch as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer.
Lesli currently serves MHI as its Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief Lobbyist, and will jointly succeed current President and CEO Richard Jennison upon his retirement at year’s end.
WASHINGTON (11/06/2019) — The Manufactured Housing Institute announced today, its Board has chosen Mark Bowersox as the organization's next President.
Mark currently serves MHI as its Executive Vice President of Industry Relations, and will jointly succeed current President and CEO Richard Jennison upon his retirement at year’s end.
October 21, 2019 - Announced
The Senate Appropriations Committee has included language in its 2020 spending bill encouraging local governments to consider manufactured housing as a part of their affordable housing strategies. The language reflects MHI’s ongoing advocacy on Capitol Hill to ensure manufactured housing is at the forefront of efforts to address the nation’s affordable housing shortage.
On October 21, 2019, MHI sent two letters to HUD Secretary Ben Carson in advance of a scheduled Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) meeting, urging the Department to expedite updates to the HUD Code. MHI’s letters are intended to ensure that HUD has specific, actionable direction concerning steps for improving regulatory oversight of manufactured housing.
President Trump recently nominated Caroline Vanvick to serve as Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. She currently serves as Acting Assistant Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs where she oversees the Department’s communications efforts, media affairs, and public outreach.
Vanvick coordinated and implemented HUD's first Innovative Housing Showcase, working with MHI and its members to bring three fully-furnished HUD Code manufactured homes to the National Mall.
Rick Robinson, MHI’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President of State and Local Affairs, is leaving MHI in order to return to Kentucky. Robinson, who has been with MHI since 2013, will become Executive Vice President of Industry relations for ManufacturedHomes.com.
President Trump has nominated Brian Montgomery to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the number two position at HUD behind Secretary Carson.
On September 16, MHI submitted comments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), making the case that the CFPB must preserve and expand access and affordability of financing for manufactured homes as it considers a replacement for or expiration of the so-called Qualified Mortgage (QM) Patch.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has made Teresa Payne the Administrator of the Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP). Payne, who has served as Acting Administrator of OMHP since December 2017, made her first official appearance as Administrator during HUD’s SAA/PIA regional meeting on September 16 in Mobile, Alabama. She was officially appointed to the role on September 15.
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