2019 Winter Meeting Schedule of Events


Please note that the meeting pattern has changed for 2019 and will take place Monday, February 18 – Wednesday, February 20. 

Monday, February 18

8:00 AM – Noon   Manufactured Housing Executives Council (MHEC) Meeting
1:00 PM Registration Opens
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM Manufactured Housing Educational Institute (MHEI) Board
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

Winter Meeting Kick-Off and General Session (Sponsored by Assurant)

Lesli Gooch, Ph.D., Executive VP & Chief Lobbyist, Manufactured Housing Institute
Every two years, the political and policy dynamics in Washington change. The 2018 elections returned divided government to Washington and for the next two years the U.S. House of Representatives will be controlled by a different party than the U.S. Senate and White House. No matter which political party is in power, MHI has secured champions across government so that federal rules and regulations support the industry’s efforts to provide quality homes at affordable prices. MHI is keeping the momentum going in 2019, building upon significant progress and successes we have made in Washington on behalf of the industry.

Our top priorities for 2019 continue to be:

  • Improving the supply of manufactured housing financing.
  • Ensuring HUD Code regulations encourage innovation and are cost effective.
  • Advocating for manufactured housing across Congress and Federal Agencies.
  • Highlighting the benefits of manufactured housing across the federal government.
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Financial Services Division (Sponsored by J.D. Power NADAguides)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM  Welcome Networking Reception (Sponsored by MHVillage/Datacomp)


Tuesday, February 19

8:00 AM   Registration Opens
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast (Sponsored by UMH Properties, Inc.)
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM MHI-PAC Board of Trustees
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM National Retailers Council
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Manufacturers Division (Sponsored by Nortek Global HVAC)
11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

Lunch & General Session (Sponsored by Freddie Mac)

2018 Consumer Research Findings on Manufactured Housing

MHI recently commissioned an in-depth consumer research project to study the demographics, perceptions, and preferences of manufactured home owners and residents.  The primary goal of the national research project was to update demographic data including:

  • Market trends and shifts over the past six years;
  • Home placement locations;
  • Track age of housing stock;
  • Identify purchase price and current market values;
  • And verify the presence of safety features.

The project also explores a variety of topics including satisfaction and household finances.  This study provides historical comparisons for select data points of our industry’s very own consumers.

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM  Technical Activities Committee (Sponsored by Skyline Champion)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM National Communities Council (Sponsored by Credit Human)
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Suppliers Division (Sponsored by Style Crest, Inc.)
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Finance Lawyers Committee
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Federated States Division
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM Networking Reception (Sponsored by Bradley)


Wednesday, February 20

7:30 AM Registration Opens
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast (Sponsored by Clayton Homes)
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Government Relations Committee (Sponsored by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC)
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM MHI Board of Directors Meeting (Sponsored by McGlinchey Stafford)
(The board meeting will convene immediately following the adjournment of the Government Relations Committee if that meeting ends early.)