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California Governor’s Office Working with MBI on Shipping Container Initiative for Homeless

MBI Government Affairs Director, Jon Hannah-Spacagna, was contacted by leadership in Governor Newsom’s office to discuss a partnership with our industry to utilize the influx of shipping containers at California ports and waiting to be unloaded at their ports to donate to our industry to build affordable housing for the over 600,000 homeless in the state.

MBI worked with member companies to provide general information on average cost per square foot, the interest in the state potentially donating spaces near the port to open new manufacturing facilities to meet their needs.

This initiative is still in the very early stages. MBI will keep members updates as new information becomes available.

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This action item, presented at the SGC’s October 2023 meeting, details the SGC’s “Resolution to support energy-efficient factory-built housing to meet the State’s climate, housing and equity goals” and identifies its next steps to help fund further development of factory-built housing.

Building at the Intersection of Housing Affordability & Energy Conversation

Tasked with looking at how the state of California can best house its growing population while meeting its aggressive energy, housing, transportation, land use, and equity goals, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) faces a slew of challenges. But, if the outlook of SGC Executive Director Lynn von Koch-Liebert is any indication, it’s only a matter of time before those challenges are successfully met.

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MBI Defeats Davis-Bacon Expansion

The Modular Building Institute, with the support of its members, has defeated the US. Dept. of Labor’s Davos-Bacon Act expansion, and the stakes for the modular construction industry could not have been higher.

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MBI and member company executives brief Congress about the negative impacts of the Davis-Bacon expansion

MBI Delegation Briefs Congressional Staff on the Negative Impacts of the Davis-Bacon Act Expansion

On a recent call with the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), several MBI members provided testimony about the potential impact expanding the Davis-Bacon Act would have on their company and the industry.

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MBI Members Provide Testimony to White House Regarding Concerns of Davis-Bacon Act Expansion

On a recent call with the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), several MBI members provided testimony about the potential impact expanding the Davis-Bacon Act would have on their company and the industry.

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