President Trump Signs Executive Order to Stimulate Economic Growth

Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order aimed at revitalizing the American economy by creating a fast track for the rulemaking process for reforming regulation. The Executive Order also establishes a “Regulatory Bill of Rights,” which provides guidance for...
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MHI’s Advocacy Efforts Continue as Congress Develops Next COVID-19 Relief Package

MHI is closely monitoring the development of the next round of COVID-19 funding, including the “Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act” (HEROES Act), which was introduced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday and expected to be considered by the full...
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HUD, FHFA, CFPB Launch Joint Website for Housing Assistance Amid COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have launched a joint website aimed at consolidating information and resources for federal assistance into one...
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FHFA Announces Loan Lookup Tool for Residents in Multifamily Properties Backed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced a new online multifamily property lookup tool from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to help renters determine if they are protected in federal law from eviction during the COVID-19 emergency. By entering their address,...
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Trump Signs Bill Granting Additional Stimulus Funds for Paycheck Protection Program, Other Priorities

On Monday, the federal government replenished funds for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small businesses struggling through the economic impact of COVID-19. The SBA limited lenders to submitting 350 applications per...
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THE HILL: Trump signs $484 billion coronavirus relief package

President Trump on Friday signed legislation providing $484 billion to replenish a popular small business lending program and support hospitals and COVID-19 testing amid the coronavirus pandemic. The measure includes an additional $310 billion in funding for the...
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MHI Working to Ensure MHCs Benefit from the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

MHI submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure manufactured housing community owners and operators have access to federal aid through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). SBA has issued...
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MHI Calls on Congress for More Rental Assistance and Financial Mitigation Measures for Community Owners and Operators

As Congress begins discussions about the next stimulus package in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, MHI is calling for further Congressional action related to the financial viability and stability of the rental housing industry and its residents. MHI continues to...
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MHI Produces Informational Packet on Cybersecurity for Telecommuters

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, an unprecedented number of Americans now work remotely or Work from Home (WFH). With so many people now using the internet for WFH, it is critical for businesses to ensure they are protected, while also providing employees with a...
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HUD Issues Statement About Fair Housing and COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released a statement on the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act during the COVID-19 outbreak.   In its statement, HUD emphasizes the importance of federal fair housing laws. The Department reiterates that...
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States & Localities that Designate Residential Home Construction as “Essential”

Yes – The state has designated residential home construction as an “essential” work category that is exempt from mandated closures (pending compliance with state specific COVID-19 social distancing protection measures).

No – The state has not designated residential home construction as an “essential” work category and is not exempt from mandated closures.

N/A (Not Applicable) – The state has not prohibited activities that would restrict home building, therefore no “essential” designation is needed in order to continue business functions (pending compliance with state specific COVID-19 social distancing protection measures).

Unclear – The state has not provided clear guidance on mandated closures and/or whether residential home construction is considered an “essential” work category.