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Sales Webinar May 4, 2022


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 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


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

Help For Factory-Built Home Owners


Help For Factory-Built Home Owners The Dept. of Administration, Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources (DEHCR) ​is administering the Wisconsin Help for Homeowners program, with funding from the Homeowners Assistance Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.​ Wisconsin Help for Homeowners (WHH) is a new statewide program that can help with overdue bills like mortgage payments, property taxes, utilities, and more. The program is open to individuals and families who live in Wisconsin with overdue housing-related bills, both with and without mortgage, who meet income and other eligibility requirements, and have experienced a qualified economic hardship [...]

Help For Factory-Built Home Owners2022-03-16T13:52:30-05:00

New Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Regulator Expresses Support for Manufactured Housing 


In a productive meeting with Sandra Thompson, the Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently, MHI discussed its recommendations to ensure that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) increase their level of support for manufactured housing. In addition to suggesting improvements to the Enterprises’ Duty to Serve Plans, which FHFA has rejected, MHI also discussed the importance of helping to overcome local zoning and land use barriers to the placement of manufactured homes. Speaking at a meeting of the Women in Housing and Finance Association last week, Thompson acknowledged one of the reasons the Enterprises were [...]

New Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Regulator Expresses Support for Manufactured Housing 2022-02-23T11:02:43-06:00

Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program Help Is Still Available


The Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERA) provides up to 18 months of assistance with current or overdue bills to help households that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic avoid eviction. More than 25,000 Wisconsinites have already received help with rent and utilities statewide. Help is still available for eligible households through WISCAP agencies and Energy Services. The program is funded by the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Administration. Additional information about the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program is available here:

Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program Help Is Still Available2022-02-11T13:32:46-06:00

2021 Rent Certificates for Homestead Credit


The homestead credit program is designed to soften the impact of property taxes and rent on persons with lower incomes. Manufactured homeowners who are claiming this credit on their 2021 WI taxes will need a rent certificate from their landlord. The 2021 Rent Certificate needs to be filled out and signed by the landlord. Rent includes the rent for the lot, home, and other fees such as pet fees, garbage fees, utilities or any other fee associated with the occupancy of the residence. DO NOT include late fees, security deposits, payments made directly from government agencies, or Wisconsin Rental Assistance [...]

2021 Rent Certificates for Homestead Credit2022-02-07T08:32:43-06:00

Home Installation & Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Seminar


We are back in-person in 2022 with the Home Installation and Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Seminar on March 9th at the Best Western Premier in Oshkosh, WI. This seminar is approved for 6 hours of continuing education for the following licenses: Manufactured Home Installer, Dwelling Contractor Qualifier, and Home Inspectors (UDC Construction Inspector). Sessions Include: Good Foundations & Installation Leads to Happy Homeowners - Harold Mouser, PFS-TECO Home Installation Safety - George Gruetzmacher - WisCon Key Elements to Home Installation - Cecil Ayllon, Sedco Piers Inc. Proper Manufactured Home Inspections - Jack Wotruba, Dept of Safety and Professional Service Innovations in [...]

Home Installation & Dwelling Contractor Qualifier Seminar2022-01-21T10:08:58-06:00

OMHP Extends Industry-Wide AC Letters


The Office of Manufactured Housing Programs (OMHP) has issued extensions for two industry-wide Alternative Construction (AC) letters for exterior doors (21-1W1-AC) and 25-Amp circuit breakers (20-1W2-AC) through June 30, 2022. MHI has been working with OMHP to get these AC letters extended in light of the supply chain challenges. These industry-wide AC letters allows manufacturers that need the flexibility to continue production of affordable housing and does not require individual manufacturers to request approval, saving time, burdens, and costs that would otherwise be incurred with a typical AC letter. Click here and here to read the letters.

OMHP Extends Industry-Wide AC Letters2021-12-27T13:13:23-06:00

Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $800 Million Investment Wisconsin to Receive for Water Infrastructure


Gov. Tony Evers, December 8, celebrated President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure bill that will expand efforts to deliver safe drinking water to Wisconsinites by infusing approximately $850 million into communities across the state over the next five years. Gov. Evers last month praised the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act as a “Win for Wisconsin.” The federal bill contains an array of expanded programs with substantial, new funding sources for Wisconsin, including $142,703,000 for the 2022 allotment for state revolving loan programs funding water infrastructure projects. The bipartisan infrastructure bill is the largest investment in clean drinking water and wastewater infrastructure [...]

Gov. Evers Celebrates More Than $800 Million Investment Wisconsin to Receive for Water Infrastructure2021-12-14T09:35:52-06:00

FTC Strengthens Security Safeguards for Consumer Financial Information Following Widespread Data Breaches


The Federal Trade Commission on October 27, 2021 announced a newly updated rule that strengthens the data security safeguards that financial institutions are required to put in place to protect their customers’ financial information. In recent years, widespread data breaches and cyberattacks have resulted in significant harms to consumers, including monetary loss, identity theft, and other forms of financial distress. The FTC’s updated Safeguards Rule requires non-banking financial institutions, such as mortgage brokers, motor vehicle dealers, and payday lenders, to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive security system to keep their customers’ information safe. “Financial institutions and other entities that [...]

FTC Strengthens Security Safeguards for Consumer Financial Information Following Widespread Data Breaches2021-11-23T13:25:17-06:00
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