HR 1779 and Manufactured Housing
We have some 7 months before onerous regulations from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) kick in January 2014 that would cut access to an important segment of manufactured housing financing. That means we have less than 7 months to get HR 1779, and a pending companion bill in the U.S. Senate done.
So we have 7 months to protect and accelerate our industry’s recovery.
You can click here to identify your U.S. Congressman by zip code , or use the link below.
I’ve done what I’m asking you to do. So I can look you in the proverbial eye and say, please protect your own future and that of millions of manufactured home owners. Call and/or write your Congressman to ask them to cosponsor the bi-partisan HR 1779.
The link to all you need to know about HR 1779 is right here. A very fine statement by Congressman Stephen Fincher, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, is linked here.
Each on reach one
Once you reached out to your U.S. House of Representatives member, then take one more step. Ask an industry colleague (and your team members) to do the same. Each one, reach one. Sending more messages is fine! But don’t fail to send less than 1 message to someone you know requesting the ask their Congressman to support HR 1779.
Student loans got their legislative fix last year, during the highly political election cycle. Organization and follow through made it happen! Others have, so we can get this done too! The Realtor’s are a highly active body, when an issue comes up, agents write or call Congress by the droves. We must discipline ourselves to do the same.
So take 10, right now if you can, and just do it. Then, ask your industry peers to do the same.
A Nice By Product
The likely bi-product of getting this bill passed will be more positive publicity. Note the Wall Street Journal article linked here. Note the pro-MH Industry video plug on a real estate website linked here. The more engaged WE are, the more good publicity we can get!
Doing this will protect and promote our industry, save and grow jobs, while supporting the value manufactured home owners and that of manufactured housing industry businesses too.
Plenty of good reasons, so please, just do it. Thank you! ##
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