ACT NOW: Tell Congress to Oppose an Extension of the Eviction Moratorium and Instead Provide Funding for Rental Housing Assistance


To keep the importance of funding for rental assistance at the top of policymakers’ minds, please click and share the link below. It will quickly and easily allow you to contact your Members of Congress and remind them that federal funding for rental assistance – not an extension of the eviction moratorium -  is the right way to support the nation’s residents, housing providers, and the rental housing market. Click here to send your letter.

ACT NOW: Tell Congress to Oppose an Extension of the Eviction Moratorium and Instead Provide Funding for Rental Housing Assistance2020-12-10T15:51:59-06:00

2021 Loan Volume Caps Set at $70 Billion for Each Enterprise


In mid November the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced its 2021 requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, with several changes in the mix for manufactured housing. FHFA set lending caps for each of the Enterprises at $70 billion for the year, for a total of $140,000 billion in volume, a reduction of $60 billion. The schedule for the lowered loan volume cap is for the four quarters of 2021, rather than the five-quarter schedule implemented in previous years. “Multifamily housing is a critical component of the nation’s housing supply and especially of its affordable housing stock. As we continue to [...]

2021 Loan Volume Caps Set at $70 Billion for Each Enterprise2020-12-10T15:45:36-06:00

In Memory—Art Decio


Arthur J. “Art” Decio, an Elkhart-born businessman and philanthropist who was never happier than when he was helping others, died peacefully at home on Friday, November 6, 2020 surrounded by beloved family and friends. He was 90. Decio, a man dedicated to his family, faith and the welfare of everyone whose life he could touch, was an Elkhart original.  A first generation American, he became one of the most successful businessmen in Indiana via Skyline Corporation, a mobile home and recreational vehicle company. Decio appeared on the cover of Time magazine in a 1965 article about successful businessmen under 40. [...]

In Memory—Art Decio2020-11-12T08:54:53-06:00

Biloxi Manufactured Housing Show


Formerly held in Tunica, the South Central Manufactured Housing Institute has moved its annual manufactured home show to Biloxi, Mississippi. Held at the Imperial Palace Casino Resort and Spa, the 2021 Biloxi Show is quickly shaping up to be the industry’s premiere event of the year. From a wide array of new homes and the latest in products and services, to offering attendees the opportunity to speak directly to the industry professionals, the 2021 Biloxi Show will have it all. The show will be held March 15-18, 2021. Visit www.biloxihomeshow.com for more details.

Biloxi Manufactured Housing Show2020-11-12T08:52:24-06:00

2021 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Cancelled


The onsite Louisville Manufactured Housing Show has been cancelled for 2021. This follows recent announcements of an increase in COVID Spread in other countries, and the associated projection of the same expected to occur during the fall and winter months in the US. The will be no virtual trade show in place of the physical Louisville Show for 2021.

2021 Louisville Manufactured Housing Show Cancelled2020-11-12T08:50:10-06:00

Utility Disconnection Moratorium Extended A Third Time


On Thursday, September 17, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted to extend the moratorium on utility residential customer disconnections and refusal of service for nonpayment until November 1. Prior to the extension, regulated utilities were not allowed to disconnect service for non-payment until October 1. The move comes as COVID-19 positive cases continue to spike in the state. The PSC's actions come as Wisconsin is approaching its annual moratorium on cold weather disconnections, for utility service used for home heating. The moratorium is set to begin on November 1, 2020 and runs to April 15, 2021. Water, electric, and [...]

Utility Disconnection Moratorium Extended A Third Time2020-10-12T08:33:13-05:00

Clayton Launches New Website to Find Land


Clayton, a national homebuilder of site-built and off-site built homes, has launched Find Land, a search engine tool to help homebuyers find property listed for sale where off-site built homes could be placed. The new digital experience taps into the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) and allows future buyers to search by zip code for available lots on a regional map. Users can filter land-for-sale searches by preferred distance from the chosen zip code and by price range. Search results provide photos, added property detail such as zoning, as well as real estate agent contact information. Clayton said the company invested [...]

Clayton Launches New Website to Find Land2020-10-12T08:31:07-05:00

Iowa Manufactured Homes Stand Up to ‘Inland Hurricane’


By Iowa Manufactured Housing Association One thing Iowans are familiar with is wild weather, says the Iowa Manufactured Homes Association (IMHA). Positioned in the heart of the Midwest, Iowa’s weather ranges from extreme cold and snow to temperatures in the triple digits. And let’s not forget tornadoes. Iowans see virtually everything mother nature can throw, but on August 10, 2020, the state was in for a record-setting weather incident. What has been compared to an “Inland Hurricane,” a ferocious storm called a derecho swept across the state with winds equal to a Category 2 hurricane, taking down 100-year-old oak trees, [...]

Iowa Manufactured Homes Stand Up to ‘Inland Hurricane’2020-10-12T08:28:37-05:00

Federal Eviction Moratorium Affects Wisconsin Residential Properties


News Release from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Release Date: September 4, 2020 Media Contact: Ti Gauger, Public Information Officer, (608) 224-5007 Download PDF​ Download PDF in Spanish​ MADISON – Recent Federal Orders from The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) impact evictions from residential properties in Wisconsin and across the nation. The CDC order to 'Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19' will become effective on September 4, 2020 and run through December 31, 2020. Renters are not automatically entitled to protections under the CDC order. [...]

Federal Eviction Moratorium Affects Wisconsin Residential Properties2020-09-10T11:41:13-05:00

See the Possibilities: Why Generating Interest in Manufactured Housing is About Showing, Not Telling


By Sharmila Srivastav, Manager of Affordable Housing, Single-Family Business at Fannie Mae As high quality, lower-cost alternative to site-built homes, manufactured housing could genuinely be the future of housing affordability. The latest generation of factory-built homes can offer everything prospective homebuyers see in the home they’ve been dreaming of. The bit difference is that Fannie Mae research shows they’ll spend $1000 less per month on a mortgage loan by choosing a manufactured home. We in the housing industry know this well, but unfortunately, homebuyers do not. Well, at least not yet. To Change The Market, We Need To Change The [...]

See the Possibilities: Why Generating Interest in Manufactured Housing is About Showing, Not Telling2020-09-10T11:35:18-05:00
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