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Register for the 2022 WHA Annual Conference

2022-09-12T08:33:31-05:00

The 2022 Annual Conference will show you how to seize the opportunity and propel the factory-built housing industry in front of more consumers. This two-day event will be held on November 9th & 10th at the Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee, and is filled with meetings both days, an Exhibitor Reception followed by dinner and presentations, plus plenty of time to network with exhibitors and other members. Register today!  Topics Include: Trends in Energy Efficiency & Smart Home Technology What’s Happening with Wisconsin’s Population CrossMod, Is This the Future of Attainable Housing Federal Policy Landscape for Manufactured Housing How Do Federal [...]

Register for the 2022 WHA Annual Conference2022-09-12T08:33:31-05:00

Silent Auction Items Needed

2022-08-09T14:15:33-05:00

Tomorrow’s Home Foundation provides financial assistance for critical home repairs to low-income manufactured home owners. So far, in 2022 we’ve received 231 requests for applications. Of those, we’ve been able to help 30 families totaling over $75,800 in repair costs. In March, the Foundation was able to help Briana K., a survivor of domestic abuse and single mother, from Altoona, WI. Her water heater broke causing serious damage to her home, including a gaping hole in the flooring, that left her and her 11-year-old daughter without hot water. With the swift help of RDC Mobile Home Repair, her water heater [...]

Silent Auction Items Needed2022-08-09T14:15:33-05:00

Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 7651 to Ensure DOE’s Manufactured Housing Energy Efficiency Standards Do Not Hurt Homeownership Affordability

2022-07-06T14:15:56-05:00

Due to MHI members meeting with their lawmakers during MHI’s successful Homes on the Hill event, several congressional offices have reached out to MHI seeking more information about the Department of Energy’s (DOE) final rule abut manufactured housing energy efficiency standards and its impact on this affordable homeownership option. In conjunction with these meetings, nearly 550 industry professionals have called on their House Representatives to cosponsor, H.R. 7651 “The Manufactured Housing Affordability and Energy Efficiency Act” introduced by Representatives David Kustoff (TN-08) and John Bucshon (IN-08), which ensures the DOE’s final rule on new manufactured housing energy efficiency standards does not [...]

Ask Your Representative to Cosponsor H.R. 7651 to Ensure DOE’s Manufactured Housing Energy Efficiency Standards Do Not Hurt Homeownership Affordability2022-07-06T14:15:56-05:00

Learn More About Community Management

2022-06-23T08:29:53-05:00

If you are ready to learn more about community management then attend our next seminar, Beyond the Basics: Managing Wisconsin Communities, Wednesday, August 10. This seminar goes beyond the basics of community management and gets deep into specific topics. We will focus on Wisconsin specific landlord/tenant regulations to help landlords stay compliant. Topics include landlord/tenant rights and responsibilities, people moving in without applying, water billing, safety when personally serving notices, property insurance, and filling sites. Also, learn about assistance programs your tenants might be eligible for. This seminar will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Madison East in Madison, WI.  See registration for room reservation [...]

Learn More About Community Management2022-06-23T08:29:53-05:00

Final Rule Published on Energy Requirements for Manufactured Homes

2022-06-10T12:17:50-05:00

The U.S. Department of Energy on May 31 published to the Federal Record its final rule on the much-debated energy requirements for manufactured homes. The new standards will be effective Aug. 1, and compliance is anticipated by May 31, 2023. There are concerns in many parts of the industry about the changes, particularly in regard to implementation costs for manufactured homes — from the cost of materials to financing — and how it may affect availability for consumers who already rely on new energy-efficient manufactured homes as the best option for affordable home ownership. Manufactured Housing Institute CEO Lesli Gooch said [...]

Final Rule Published on Energy Requirements for Manufactured Homes2022-06-10T12:17:50-05:00

Clayton Unveils Net-Zero Home at Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting, Showcasing the Company’s Commitment to Social Responsibility

2022-06-02T14:17:03-05:00

Clayton Unveils Net-Zero Home at Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting, Showcasing the Company’s Commitment to Social Responsibility The builder’s off-site built housing innovations lead to attainable, energy-efficient homes Inspired by a commitment to build a better tomorrow, Clayton, a national builder of off-site and site-built homes, unveiled its first net-zero electricity home to the public at the 2022 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders meeting in Omaha, NE. The home showcases energy-efficient features available to Clayton customers today, as well as new technologies Clayton is exploring for future innovation – including solar power. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here. “Clayton is committed to [...]

Clayton Unveils Net-Zero Home at Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting, Showcasing the Company’s Commitment to Social Responsibility2022-06-02T14:17:03-05:00

DOE’s Manufactured Housing Energy Efficiency Standards Rule Conflicts with Administration’s Plans to Ease Housing Costs

2022-05-19T14:05:43-05:00

The Department of Energy (DOE) has released its final rule for manufactured housing energy efficiency standards, the details of which MHI continues to review. The final rule is still not cost-effective and will hurt the affordability of today’s manufactured homes. Because it does not take into consideration current manufactured home construction methods and transportation requirements, as well as potential testing and compliance costs, the final rule continues to underestimate price increases and annual mortgage cost increases, as well as the number of potential manufactured homebuyers who will no longer qualify for a mortgage. MHI CEO Lesli Gooch issued the following [...]

DOE’s Manufactured Housing Energy Efficiency Standards Rule Conflicts with Administration’s Plans to Ease Housing Costs2022-05-19T14:05:43-05:00

Federal Agencies Include Manufactured Housing in their Strategic Plans

2022-05-12T13:39:02-05:00

In response to MHI’s ongoing advocacy efforts and our comment letter which stressed specific things that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac should be doing to support manufactured housing, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has included exploring opportunities to “further increase manufactured housing” in its 2022-2026 Strategic Plan in order to “facilitate greater availability of affordable housing supply including affordable rental housing.” This action follows previous statements by FHFA Acting Director Sandra Thompson where she has continued to express her support for manufactured housing. Click here to read FHFA’s Strategic Plan and click here to read MHI’s letter. Additionally, HUD has [...]

Federal Agencies Include Manufactured Housing in their Strategic Plans2022-05-12T13:39:02-05:00

Sales Webinar May 4, 2022

2022-05-12T13:40:10-05:00

The housing market continues to be good so why should you worry about getting your name out in front of more consumers? Join us for a FREE retail sales webinar, Importance of a Full Sales Funnel and learn how keeping your sales funnel full in the good times will equal opportunities in the lean times. Also learn what the core marketing components are and how investing money in them now will save you money later. You won't want to miss this FREE webinar with presenter Scott Stroud with MhCRM.com You heard that right, FREE as a thanks for being a WHA member!  Register by May [...]

Sales Webinar May 4, 20222022-05-12T13:40:10-05:00

Back to Basics Managing Wisconsin Communities

2022-03-31T10:31:22-05:00

Are you new to the industry or need to brush up on the basics for community management? Do you manage communities in multiple states? Then register for the 2022 Back to Basics Managing Wisconsin Communities on Wednesday, May 11th to make sure you are following Wisconsin specific landlord/tenant law! Topics will include screening applicants, security deposits, understanding leasing concepts, evictions, and much more. This basic level seminar is geared toward those who are new to the community management in Wisconsin or to relearn the basics and best practices of community management. SAVE $40 WITH EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT BY MAY 2ND! [...]

Back to Basics Managing Wisconsin Communities2022-03-31T10:31:22-05:00
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