Posted on July 27, 2007

Just a moment to mention that the FHA Manufactured Housing Loan Modernization Act of 2007 has passed the House of Representatives. It is now in committee with the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Richard Shelby (R-AL) are the ranking members.

I like the simple explanation of this bill that is provided on this site.

You can contact their offices or that of another Senator on the committee by filling out a contact form here.

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Posted on July 27, 2007

A FEMA community in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi that was scheduled to close at the end of August will remain open at least through January of 2008.

FEMA granted the extension to Bay Village Trailer Park because the supply of

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Posted on July 26, 2007

In an all-too familiar case of unintended consequences, a land-lease community in Licking County, Ohio will close after county health department inspectors demanded that a park owner make improvements to the park's electrical system.

County inspectors asked Rex Masterson,owner of Felumlee Mobile Home Court,

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Posted on July 26, 2007

Fleetwood reports that it lost 61 cents a share for the quarter and $1.41 a share for the last year.  Most of the loss is attributed not to manufactured housing, though, but instead to its travel trailer division.  In fact, Fleetwood finds that manufactured home sales are still strong in the Southeastern United States.

The declining sales in travel trailers reflect the one-time jump that occurred after FEMA ordered so many units to take care of households affected by Katrina in 2006.

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Posted on July 26, 2007

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Thanks to every one who came out on Wednesday to the Internationalist to see a presentation of This is My Home.

It was a good turn out -- enough to fill the room and then some!  CRA-NC staff was

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Posted on July 25, 2007

Just a reminder, that tonight there will be a reading at the Internationalist Bookstore in Chapel Hill.  The reading begins at 7.

The Internationalist is located at 405 W. Franklin St.  Parking is onstreet.  There are also spots on Rosemary and it the surface lots along Franklin.

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Posted on July 25, 2007

The St. Paul Pioneer-Press notes that 17 mobile home parks closed in the last year in Minnesota.  That amounts to about 2 percent of the state's manufactured housing parks.

North Carolina, by contrast, had 4,046 parks the last time the state's

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