MHI- Housing Alert- Bipartisan Bill introduced to stop DOE Overreach

Special Bulletin

Last night, H.R. 3327, the Manufactured Housing Affordability and Energy Efficiency Act of 2023, was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN) and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL). MHI applauds Representatives Kustoff and Sewell for introducing this bipartisan legislation, which ensures balance in manufactured home energy standards between the dual objectives of affordable homeownership and energy efficiency. The legislation would accomplish this by clarifying and reaffirming the longstanding role of HUD as the sole regulator of federal manufactured housing construction standards.

“Manufactured housing is a crucial source of affordable homeownership for families in rural communities across our nation,” said Congressman Kustoff. “This legislation is a crucial step towards lowering costs for consumers and helping keep housing affordable for millions of Americans.”

“Home accessibility and affordability are pillars of the American Dream,” said Congresswoman Sewell. “The Manufactured Housing Affordability and Energy Efficiency Act will allow for home construction and ownership to remain attainable in Alabama and across the United States.”

“The manufactured housing industry remains committed to providing high-quality, energy efficient homes at attainable prices. Manufactured housing energy standards must reflect the unique characteristics of how manufactured homes are designed and built, and this legislation would ensure that outcome. We look forward to the bill’s speedy adoption,” said Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) CEO Dr. Lesli Gooch.

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