Manufactured Housing News

11/7/2014

By FEMA 

CHICAGO – Cold temperatures, heavy snow, and treacherous ice storms are all risks of the impending winter season. 

“Severe winter weather can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” said FEMA Region V acting administrator Janet Odeshoo. “Preparedness begins with knowing your risks, making a communications...

11/5/2014

by Cook Witter

US Senate

Senator Richard Durbin (D) was easily re-elected to the United State Senate, but with Republicans taking the majority, he will no longer be the Senate Majority Whip.

US Representatives

The Illinois Delegation will gain two Republican seats with Robert Dold (R) defeating Democratic incumbent Brad Schneider (D) in the 10thCongressional...

10/15/2014

IMHA's government relations professional Cook-Witter, Inc. has published a useful overview of the upcoming general election with listings for all state and federal candidates, Illinois' proposed constitutional amendments and advisory questions that will appear on the ballet.

Randy Witter from Cook-Witter, Inc. reviewed the document with the IMHA Board at today's regular business meeting...

9/26/2014

Both the House of Representatives and Senate have recessed until after the November elections.  Both chambers quickly approved a continuing resolution (CR) to fund government operations through December 11th and then scheduled a lame-duck session of Congress to begin shortly after the elections on November 12th. 

The agenda for the lame-duck session will largely be determined by the...

9/17/2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Monday announced that seniors and people with disabilities can begin applying for winter heating assistance through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Under LIHEAP, utility bill payments are made on behalf of certain low-income households containing individuals with health risks.

“Last...

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...