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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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 Ensures Housing Operations are Considered Essential by the Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has updated its guidance to states and localities about the essential workforce that can remain in operation during the COVID-19 outbreak. The updated guidance clarifies that housing construction operations and property...
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OMHP Issues Industry-Wide AC Letter for Windows

Through discussions with members, MHI was made aware of some supply chain challenges as a result of the COVID-19 emergency, such as a lack of window availability, which had the potential to impact manufactured housing production. Due to MHI’s strong relationship and...
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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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Virtual Home Tours: Tips for Manufactured Home Retailers

With the impact of COVID-19 limiting the availability of services around the country, many businesses are looking at new ways to interact and connect with their customers. For manufactured home retailers, that means utilizing modern technology to offer virtual tours...
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MHI COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19: Infection Prevention Tips


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COVID-19: Protecting Yourself and Others



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COVID-19: Protecting the Workplace

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COVID-19: Cybersecurity



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CDC Resources

See the latest updates and guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


OSHA Resources

See the latest updates and guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


SBA Resources

See the latest updates, guidance and loan resources from the Small Business Administration (SBA).


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.