George Allen / EducateMHC Blog Mobile Home & Land Lease Community Advocate & Expert

December 17, 2021


Filed under: Uncategorized — George Allen @ 7:49 am

Blog Posting # 669 @ 17 December 2021: EducateMHC

Perspective. ‘Land lease communities, previously manufactured home communities, and earlier, ‘mobile home parks’, comprise the real estate component of manufactured housing!’

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INTRODUCTION: This week, the most important ‘industry message’ appears as Part II, ‘Revisit DOE Proposal Crisis!’ – a continuation of last week’s warning from MHARR relative to MHs ‘twin crises’. As you read it, keep in mind: ‘If you’re not part of the solution, you’re surely part of the problem!’ So, get on the ball and work with MHARR, MHI, and others to fight DOE’s proposed rule relative to energy conservation mandates for manufactured housing! Part I? Well if you’re getting to be ‘long in the tooth’ (i.e. older, elderly) here’s human potential encouragement!



Here’s clear evidence human potential does not cease at some arbitrary age. Following paragraph is quoted from the Handbook to God’s Promises, by Kenneth Boa & William Kruidenier. The 707 pages book was published during year 2020 via

“Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), also known as Stradivarius, fashioned two of his most famous violins, the ‘Habeneck’ and the ‘Muntz’, in his early 90s. Noah Webster (1758-1843) published his two-volume American Dictionary of the English Language, at age 70. Galileo (1564-1642) published his masterpiece, Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences, at age 74. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York City at age 91. At age 84, Agatha Christie (1890-1976) oversaw production of the movie Murder on the Orient Express, based on her novel of the same name. Golda Meir (1898-1978) served as prime minister of Israel from age 70 to age 76. Peter F. Drucker (1909-2003) wrote Managing in Turbulent Times at age 71 and Management Challenges for the 21st Century, at age 89.” P.302

Know what? That sage observation tells me I was right to pen my autobiography, From SmittyAlpha6 to MHMaven, last year, my 75th year. Hmm. Wonder what project to take on before I reach 80?*1

How ‘bout you? Getting along in years? If so, NOW is time to begin penning short memoirs describing personal experiences over past years. Then collect and meld them into your autobiography to share with family members, friends, and business acquaintances.

And, to help you along – if you don’t already have a copy, let me know you’d like a FREE booklet titled, Who Will Preserve Your Legacy. Answer: You! Reach me via
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Last week’s blog posting introduced you to ‘MH’s Twin Crises’ as viewed by the Manufactured Housing Association of Regulatory Reform (‘MHARR’). Well, I was so motivated by Mark Weiss’s description of this thinly veiled attempt to KILL the manufactured housing industry as affordable housing, that I prepared – and will soon be sending letters to 11 state attorneys general and ten state MH association directors identified in the MHARR communique of 9 December 2021. Suggest you read what I’ve penned – following, and consider doing the same!

TO: Appropriate party

FROM: George Allen, CPM, MHM, author of SWAN SONG, a history of land lease communities & Official Record of Manufactured Housing Shipments since 1955.*1

SUBJ: DOE proposed rule relative to energy conservation mandates for manufactured housing

HUD-Code manufactured homes, since 1976, have been fabricated to incur energy costs lower
than site-built on a whole-home basis; at the same time ensuring purchase price affordability
for home buyers at all income levels! Hence, the Department of Energy (‘DOE’) proposed rule
relative to energy conservation mandates for manufactured homes is redundant.

Furthermore, the DOE proposed rule stresses speculative ‘life-cycle’ energy cost savings,
ignoring the high purchase price impact said rule would have on prospective homebuyers’
purchase (price) of mainstream manufactured homes!

Key points? HUD-Code manufactured homes are already more energy efficient than stick-built
homes. And spreading the cost of DOE rule implementation in new manufactured homes out
over years is moot if it causes the home buying market to be unable to afford heretofore ‘most
affordable housing alternative in the U.S.’

So please withdraw your support of DOE’s unnecessary and ill-conceived proposed new energy
standard for manufactured housing.

End Note.

1. Both books available for purchase at Maybe even purchase and give copies as holiday gifts this month!

George Allen, CPM, MHM

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