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New Housing Alert From The Manufactured Housing Institute

It's hard that the MHI Congress and Expo is less than a week away! We have our cameras and bags packed and can't wait to see everyone there!

The Manufactured Housing Institute has been busy advocating for the manufactured housing industry, and in the recent Housing Alert from MHI they shared that "the US Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination about the need for countervailing duties to be collected for certain types of Canadian softwood lumber. This is critical to the manufactured housing industry, because with Canadian softwoods accounting for up to one-third of the lumber used in manufactured homes, a tarriff on this lumber could have a dramatic cost on housing costs.

The information in the housing alert that got my interest though is that MHI has joined the American Alliance of Lumber Consumers "a coalition of business groups who support open trade in lumber and building materials. In addition to MHI, founding members of the AALC include the National Association of Homebuilders, the National Retail Federation, and the National Lumber & Building Materials Dealers Association."

Seeing that we are working with The National Association of Homebuilders on important issues such as this is a wonderful example of how much progress The Manufactured Housing Institute has made under the leadership of President and CEO Richard Jennison. These are two groups that will be able to protect the home building industry, and if they are working together there are no limits as to what can be achieved.

We have heard there is going to be a lot of exciting announcements that will be shared next week at the Congress and Expo, and you can count on American Housing Advocates sharing that news with you first! Be sure to follow us on our social media outlets: Facebook Twitter and Instagram. We'll even be doing some live streaming - if you are at the show please say hello, and we might even get you on camera!