Manufactured Housing News In Illinois


IMHA Members & Guests convened the 2015 Conference and Membership Meeting May 21 & 22 at the Pair-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria, IL. Industry specific seminars, vendors, suppliers and guest speakers provided a wealth of information on hot topics, finance, legislative issues and valuable lessons learned to those in attendance. A little fun was also had by many on hand for the event.


The IMHA Nominating Committee has presented its Slate of Candidates to serve At-Large on the Board of Directors for the Association and the Bylaw Committee has presented its recommendations for revisions to the Association's bylaws. Both issues will be on the agenda for the 2015 Annual Meeting, May 22nd @ 1:00 PM at the Pair-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria, IL.

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Companion legislation to H.R. 650 was introduced in the U.S. Senate to address recent federal regulations implementing the Dodd-Frank Act that do not reflect the unique nature of the manufactured home financing and sales process.  The underlying consumer protections of the Dodd-Frank Act will remain in place under this legislation.  

"Working families across the country, particularly in...


RANDY WITTER, IMHA’s long-term lobbyist, was named by the national publication Association Trends as one of five "leading association lobbyists” at a Feb. 6 luncheon in Washington DC.


"Good lobbying, like good communication, means involving individuals, organizations and coalitions in the lawmaking process," Witter said in accepting the award. "Accurate information flow must be...


The weather cooperated and a great home show was held once again in Louisville, KY last week. Many Illinois members were on hand who stopped by our booth to visit and discuss issues they may be having or ideas to help the industry and walked off sporting orange & blue “Illinois” banners on their nametags. We heard from many vendors and exhibitors that it appeared Illinois was well...


By Jim Woodard, Kankakee Daily Journal

Most housing analysts are predicting substantial growth in housing activity in 2015 -- much more than has been experienced during the past year.

For example, the Wells Fargo Economics Group's "2015 Economic Outlook," subtitled "A whole new ball game," predicts that the housing market will continue its recovery and gain momentum in 2015 after...




HUD's Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC) met this week in Arlington, Virginia and completed work on a full agenda of pending items. The MHCC considered a number of recommendations, many of which were proposed by MHI and its member representatives on the panel. The committee, in mostly unanimous votes, adopted the following: 

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In a letter to its business partners dated November 12, 2014 US Bank has stated its intentions to “exit the Indirect Manufactured Housing business” as “The limited market size and current regulatory environment of the indirect market make it unrealistic for US Bank to reach its growth objectives”.

US Bank will no longer accept credit applications through indirect programs or retailers...



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...


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...