The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has extended the federal eviction moratorium through July 31, 2021. The Order was originally set to expire on June 30, 2021. In its announcement, the CDC stated this action "is intended to be the final extension of the moratorium." Click here to read the CDC statement. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled to keep the federal eviction moratorium in place. The White House also announced a series of actions to help stabilize the housing market including calling for the acceleration of Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds. Treasury will be releasing new [...]
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We are sharing some very exciting news. Oxford Bank & Trust and GreenState Credit Union have announced they have entered into a purchase and assumption agreement. As you are aware, Oxford Bank & Trust is a family-owned bank and, while this news may seem shocking, this sale will only serve to enhance and promote the products we currently offer in a larger geographic market. GreenState Credit Union shares our core values and their intent in buying Oxford Bank & Trust is to help grow our presence in the manufactured housing arena. We want to assure you that the exceptional service [...]
In response to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau report anticipating that the State of Wisconsin will end its’ fiscal year with a significant surplus, The Coalition to Repeal Wisconsin’s Personal Property Tax is asking the Governor and the Legislature to return a small portion of the surplus dollars to the business community by fully repealing the personal property tax. The coalition wants to applaud Speaker Vos and Majority Leader LeMahieu for their statements calling for the surplus revenue to go back to taxpayers. Businesses are the primary source of tax revenue generated--whether as the taxpayer or tax collector on behalf of [...]
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Golf Outing Wednesday, August 18th at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva. This fun-filled golf outing with Wisconsin Housing Alliance and Wisconsin RV Dealers Alliance will be an 18-hole, scramble tournament with a shotgun start, contests throughout the day and prizes awarded immediately after the outing. 10:00 am - Registration Opens 10:45 am - Lunch 12:00 pm - Shotgun Start Immediately After Golfing - Reception/Prizes/Awards Show your support for your state association by inviting your employees, customers, friends, suppliers and golfing partners too! Register by August 3rd! Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Sponsor early to receive [...]
We are excited to announce the dates for the 2022 Louisville Show! The 2022 show will be held from Wednesday, January 19th through Friday, January 21st. With business continuing to trend upwards for many in the manufactured housing industry, we're looking forward to getting back to work and bringing the industry the very best products, services, and suppliers that The Louisville Manufactured Housing Show has featured for over 60 years. And most of all, we can't wait to see you, meet new faces and reconnect with old friends. Mark your calendars and make your plans to meet at the Midwest's premier [...]
The Wisconsin Housing Alliance has a new consumer site! We have long been committed to making homeownership attainable to everyone and the new consumer site helps bring together our members to make that happen. WHA has been working with ManufacturedHomes.com to create this new consumer website. The site gives consumers information from “What is a factory-built home?” to “What it takes to get a home installed.” Plus consumers are able to take a virtual walk through of a factory-built home and see for themselves what today’s homes are like. There will also be content available for members to use in [...]
Homebuying season is in full swing in Wisconsin and USDA Rural Development’s Housing Programs offer a broad range of homeownership assistance available to individuals and families who live in rural communities. Rural Development programs can help families transition from renting an apartment to owning their own home and in some situations, their mortgage payment is less than their previous rent payment! Rural Development can also assist the elderly and current homeowners with home improvements, helping them to stay in their own home. We work with many partnership organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, CAP Agencies and Movin’ Out to really [...]
Effective May 3, 2021, if you are giving a tenant an eviction notice for any reason, you must also include WRITTEN notice that let’s the tenant know they could have protections under the CDC eviction moratorium. This includes ALL 5-Day, 14-Day, 28-Day, or 30-Day notices regardless if they are for non-payment or other reasons. Sample language might say something similar to the statement below: Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for temporary protection from eviction under Federal law. Learn the steps you should take now: Visit www.cfpb.gov/eviction Or call a housing counselor at 800-569-4287 The Wisconsin Housing [...]
As policymakers in Washington seek federal interventions to support racial equity, an important element of the strategy should be increasing the minority homeownership rate. The American Dream of homeownership remains a leading source of wealth accumulation, which means achieving it can result in a meaningful catalyst toward equality. According to the Urban Institute, “the gap in the homeownership rate between black and white families in the U.S. is bigger today than it was when it was legal to refuse to sell someone a home because of the color of their skin.” Addressing systemic barriers to minority homeownership is imperative and [...]
MHI, along with more than 35 broad-based business organizations, called on Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo to address the lumber supply shortage in the country. Stating that lumber prices have nearly tripled and oriented strand board (OSB) prices are up more than 250% since last spring, the letter urges the Secretary to immediately examine the lumber supply chain, identify the causes for high prices and supply constraints, and seek immediate remedies that will increase production. The letter also notes that home builders, Including those who produce manufactured homes, are being forced to absorb these crippling increases in materials prices and costly [...]