CMHI provides effective representation and advocacy before State, local and federal governments. This activity is one of the Institute’s highest goals. CMHI provides liaison not only to legislative bodies like the State Legislature and City Councils, but also to regulatory bodies like the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Transportation and local planning and building departments. As a result, members can get up-to-the-minute information on legislative and regulatory action affecting their business. Exemplary achievements include sponsoring legislation that allows a manufactured home to be sited on any residential lot; establishment of fair development fee structures at the local government level; passage of state laws that reduce lenders’ risks; promotion of fair development standards for factory constructed housing communities and passage of legislation to allow manufactured home transportation on state highways.