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The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Environment and Energy (OEE) published a final rule revising HUD’s regulations governing floodplain management. The rule also revises HUD’s Minimum Property Standards for one-to-four-unit housing under HUD’s mortgage insurance and low-rent public housing programs to require that the lowest floor in newly constructed structures located within the 1-percent-annual-chance (100-year) floodplain be built at least 2 feet above the base flood elevation (BFE) as determined by best available information. HUD will host two webinars on the final rule in the coming weeks.

MHI previously submitted a comment letter when the rule was proposed and urged HUD to reconsider the BFE requirements so that the standards aligned with standards for site-built homes. But HUD did not adopt this recommendation and instead upheld the requirement that manufactured homes be measured from the bottom of the I-beam as opposed to the bottom of the lowest floor like in site-built homes.

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Sam Landy, President and CEO of UMH Properties, Inc., Bill Boor, CEO of Cavco Industries, Inc., and Merrill Ross, Analyst at Compass Point, discuss the new duplex models shown at the Innovative Housing Showcase on the National Mall in Washington, DC in this video from UMH Properties, Inc.

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Paula Reeves Appointed to New FHFA Advisory Committee

On Thursday, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced the 20 inaugural members of its Advisory Committee on Affordable, Equitable, and Sustainable Housing. Ensuring manufactured housing’s seat at the table and voice in the conversation is Paula Reeves, President of the Affordable Housing Division of Land Home Financial.