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Tuesday, April 7, 20209:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Opening Session - Growing the Market

After a 9 consecutive years of production and shipment growth, the manufactured housing industry has leveled off. These manufacturing leaders will discuss their strategies on growing the market, including expanding existing and developing new communities. They’ll also share how CrossMod homes are beginning to penetrate new markets that have previously restricted manufactured homes and the opportunity CrossMod homes represent for the industry to expand beyond 10% of the single-family housing market.

Sponsored by Hunt Real Estate Capital

Presented By

Bill Boor

President & CEO, Cavco

Kevin Clayton

CEO, Clayton Homes

Mark Yost

President & CEO, Skyline Champion

Tuesday, April 7, 20203:30 PM - 4:45 PM

CrossMod™: A New Class of Manufactured Homes

CrossMod™ homes are visually indistinguishable from site-built homes, with higher roof pitches, porches, permanent foundations, and garages. These homes qualify for the GSEs’ financing programs, which offer conventional financing options for HUD Code homes that have features similar to site-built homes. Under both of the GSEs’ programs, appraisers may use site-built homes as comparables when valuating qualifying homes. Join a panel discussion about the CrossMod™ home product and appraisal logistics surrounding these homes and financing programs.


Lesli Gooch, CEO, Manufactured Housing Institute


Dan Grant, VP of Sales and Business Development, Skyline Champion

Aaron King, National Account Manager, Community Sales, Clayton Homes, Inc.

Representatives from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Wednesday, April 8, 20209:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Keynote Presentation - HUD Secretary Ben Carson

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., was sworn in as the 17th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 2, 2017. As a member of the President’s cabinet and the nation’s housing spokesman, Secretary Carson is an advocate for what manufactured housing offers – quality homes, built with the features consumers want, at affordable prices.  Under Secretary Carson’s leadership HUD is revamping its regulation of manufactured housing including updating the HUD Code and working to alleviate state and local regulatory barriers to this affordable homeownership option. During HUD’s first ever Innovative Housing Showcase on the National Mall last year, Secretary Carson highlighted our homes which were displayed saying, “Manufactured housing is one solution that has emerged out of the limestone and stepped into the limelight.” In Congressional Committee hearings, in media interviews, and in conversations about affordable housing, Secretary Carson is constantly reminding the country about the value and sustainability of manufactured housing.  

Prior to becoming HUD Secretary, for nearly 30 years, Secretary Carson served as Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history. Carson received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He also is a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Presented By

Ben Carson

Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development