Manufactured Housing News

8/8/2014

Wind Tests on Manufactured Homes Featured on “Today Show”

By MHI

Several wind tests were recently conducted on HUD Code Manufactured Homes by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a not-for-profit safety education and risk mitigation organization that is supported by the property insurance industry, and were sponsored by American Modern Insurance for the...

6/13/2014

The Illinois House of Representatives adjourned its Spring Session on Friday May 30th 2014, and the Senate adjourned shortly after midnight on Saturday morning, May 31st. While the House and Senate both passed a budget and concluded session on schedule, the “middle-of- the-road” nature of the budget leaves huge potholes to fill and deferred many major, and potentially unpopular, decisions...

6/11/2014

The first MHI Summer in several years was held at the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN on June 8-10, 2014. IMHA was well represented among near 100 registered attendees by Executive Director, Frank Bowman and Board Members, Ken Rishel and George Allen.

MHI presented an overview of the new CQ Engage program for contacting your legislators (federal, state and local). The system emails...

5/16/2014

By MHI

On May 22nd, the House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to take recorded votes on a number of measures reforming portions of the Dodd-Frank Act. Included in this will be the Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act (H.R. 1779).

The committee marked up a number of...

5/16/2014

by MHI

On May 15th, the Senate Banking Committee approved legislation (currently unnumbered) on a 13-9 vote that would eliminate Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and overhaul the nation's secondary housing finance market.

The bill, authored by Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) and ranking member Mike Crapo (R-ID), now...

5/12/2014

The Illinois River and the Peoria skyline provided the backdrop for the 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference which was held May 8th & 9th at the Paradise Hotel in East Peoria, IL. The well attended event was both informative and fun with seminars on a wide range of industry topics and presentations by several vendors.

Model homes from Hart, Adventure, Fairmont and Redman were on...

4/2/2014

On a vote of 9 -7, the Illinois House Judiciary Committee approved House Amendment #1 to HB 4123 which allows the bill to advance to the House Floor for further debate.

Testimony by IMHA at the committee hearing exposed several potential flaws in the bill which were recognized by the Committee members who instructed the sponsor, Rep Marty Moylan (D- Des Plains), to work with IMHA in an...

3/25/2014

The Illinois House of Representatives Housing Committee rejected SB 1043 (a.k.a. the Relocation Bill) this morning on a vote of 1 yes, 5 no and 4 present.

 

The House sponsor, Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D - Buffalo Grove), has the opportunity to call the bill for further consideration at some future date, but if she does it will likely have significant changes proposed. We will remain...

3/19/2014

HB 1532 is a proposed law which suggests that if a tenant repeatedly uses a leased premises in a manner that is seriously detrimental to the health and safety of the neighbors, causing 3 or more...

3/6/2014

Springfield – Due largely to the efforts of all the IMHA members who submitted letters, petitions, faxes and made phone calls in opposition the sponsor of the relocation tax bill SB 1043 did not call the bill for a hearing today in the...