News – Industry
2016 Annual Meeting
Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach, CA – September 25-27, 2016
2016 NCC Fall Leadership Forum
Westin Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL – November 1-3, 2016
2017 MHI Winter Meeting
Hotel Contessa, San Antonio TX – February 12-14, 2017
2017 National Congress & Expo
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV – May 2-4, 2017
2017 MHI Annual Meeting
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Orlando, FL – September 17-19, 2017
Over 400 industry professionals will gather in Nashville, TN from September 7-9th to discuss major industry challenges, opportunities and product at the 25th International Roundtable for Manufactured Housing. Program highlights include discussion on HUD code home manufacturing; chattel capital and land-lease-lifestyle communities (like we have in Massachusetts). FMI contact George Allen at email@example.com.
Pamela Beck Danner, HUD Administrator for manufactured homes is providing regular industry updates. Take a look!
April 2016 – HUD released guidance on FAIR HOUSING standards.
George Allen, Industry Consultant has a wealth of information on the MH industry. Check out his blog Community Investor Blog.
MHGives, a NEW manufactured housing industry charity, is designed to bring together people with business skills and expertise to make a difference in the lives of children around the world.
This will be done by partnering businesses and orphan care. The goal will be to help orphanages and schools learn to be self-sustaining by establishing micro-businesses as well as training students with real job skills. Also, since providing affordable housing is what this industry is best at, MHGives will be working on programs to provide homes for orphaned children. MHGives is still in the development phase and would love advice and input from those in the industry. To find out how you can get in on the ground floor with them or to see ways to get involved, visit their website www.MHGives.org, sign up for their newsletter.
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Welcome Lesli Gooch, Ph.D. new Director of Government Affairs for MHI.
MHI- 4,730 new homes were shipped in December 2014. This was up from 18.1% in December of last year. A total of 64,344 single and multi section factory built homes were produced in 125 factories/plants throughout the country.
Congratulations to Danny Ghorbani, CEO and President of MHARR (Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform) on his retirement. In addition to this position he wrote for the JOURNAL of MANUFACTURED HOUSING for the last 22 years (292 columns!). Mark Weiss, who has worked with Ghorbani for 25 years was appointed the new CEO/President of MHARR. In his last column (December 2014) he notes “MH is a unique INDUSTRY…dedicated to building the most affordable, safe, efficient and state of the art homes for American families”…time has come for a campaign to help spread the positive work of this industry.