Under the CARES act, $25 million in Wisconsin Rental Assistance is available for Wisconsin residents who have experienced significant loss of income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program (WRAP) will provide direct financial assistance for owed rent and security deposits. Eligible applicants must be an adult Wisconsin resident with a household income at or below 80% of the county median income in the month of or prior to the application date. Once approved, eligible individuals may receive assistance of up to $3,000 in a combination of rental payments and/or security deposits. These payments will [...]
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has dedicated its Spring 2020 edition of “Evidence Matters” magazine to factory-built housing. Containing useful research and commentary sourced from third parties and HUD, the issue affirms the resilience, quality and affordability of manufactured homes. The issue also provides validation from HUD’s own research team that “a variety of demand, regulatory, zoning, and other barriers, however, have limited the reach of this promising affordability solution,” serving as a call-to-action for policymakers and Congress to move forward in making changes to help the industry overcome such hurdles. The publication affirms MHI’s long [...]
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced final amendments to its “hours of service” regulations. These updates create a more reasonable compliance standard for short and longhaul drivers, including those who deliver manufactured homes and their parts and accessories. MHI has long advocated for changes to the FMCSA’s “hours of service” regulations to allow greater flexibility for the transportation of manufactured homes without sacrificing safety. In response to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the FMCSA proposed changes to its “hours of service” requirements for drivers in 2018, MHI submitted comments urging the DOT and FMCSA to ensure requirements [...]