House Moves to Stop More HUD Regulation of Manufactured Housing
HOUSING ALERT FROM MHI DATED SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously moved to stop HUD's expansion of the regulation of manufactured housing beyond, and often contradictory to, the statute on the following actions: the regulation of garages and carports; frost free foundation requirements; and onerous new requirements for the on-site completion of construction.
MHI commends amendment sponsor Andy Barr (R-KY) and Terri Sewell (D-AL) for working to secure a bipartisan vote on this important amendment and thanks all MHI members who contacted their Representatives to ensure they understood the negative impact of these HUD actions on consumers' ability to access affordable manufactured housing in their congressional districts.
Passage of the Barr amendment is an important result of MHI's ongoing and aggressive efforts with Congress to improve the regulatory climate for manufactured housing at HUD. In addition to being one of the key legislative issues at this year's Summer Fly-In, MHI has also worked to stop HUD's regulatory overreach by continuing to raise the issues with senior leadership at HUD and facilitate engagement between Congress and Secretary Carson. In addition, MHI has sent letters to the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Commerce, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Senate Banking Committee expressing similar concerns. MHI will continue to engage with Congress and the Administration to ensure that the regulatory overreach of manufactured housing by HUD is stopped.
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