KEEP MANUFACTURED HOUSING AFFORDABLE!
DOE’S MANUFACTURED HOUSING ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS RULE UPDATE
Need to Continue to Push for More Cosponsors on H.R. 7651
Exerting pressure on the Administration through Congress is a critical part of MHI’s multipronged strategy to stop the Department of Energy (DOE) standards for manufactured housing from being implemented until properly incorporated into the HUD Code to ensure feasibility and cost effectiveness. H.R. 7651, “The Manufactured Housing Affordability and Energy Efficiency Act” introduced by Representatives Kustoff (TN-08) and Bucshon (IN-08), ensures the DOE’s final rule on new manufactured housing energy efficiency standards does not harm manufactured homeownership affordability. We urge you to continue to ask your state delegations to cosponsor this legislation. Current cosponsors include Representatives Mary Miller (IL-15), Byron Donalds (FL-19), Michael Guest (MS-03), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), Andy Barr (KY-06), Tim Burchett (TN-02), Randy Feenstra (IA-04), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), Ken Calvert (CA-42), Ben Cline (VA-06), Jake LaTurner (KS-02), Tom Emmer (MN-6) and Diana Harshbarger (TN-01).
H.R. 7651 requires that before any new DOE energy standards can become effective or be enforced: (1) DOE must fully consult with HUD, (2) DOE must document that the rule is cost-effective based on the impact of homebuyer price and cost increases, (3) the standards must fully take into consideration manufactured housing construction methods and transportation requirements, and (4) the standards must be adopted by HUD as part of the HUD Code.
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