Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

Filed in Construction Industry, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 17, 2020 0 Comments
Builder Creates Foundation to Address Local Workforce Development Gap

A North Carolina-based non-profit connects students with internships that lead to full-time jobs and hosts programs that generate significant exposure to career paths in the residential construction industry.

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Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

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Learn How to Comply with Final Joint Employer Rule

The Department of Labor will offer a public webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET, to provide compliance assistance on the final joint employer rule, which takes effect on March 16, 2020.

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How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

How to Design Homes for Today’s Aging Population

Recent data show that very few homes incorporate the necessary accessibility features for older adults to age in place. So what can the home-building industry do to help increase the supply of necessary housing, not only for this demographic but future generations as well?

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Tiny Building Lab Featured at IBS 2020 to Help Colorado Homeless Veterans

Tiny Building Lab Featured at IBS 2020 to Help Colorado Homeless Veterans

A small model home from the High Performance Building Zone at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas last month will now serve as part of a housing and job training program for U.S. military veterans in Colorado. NAHB donated the home through an arrangement with Operation Tiny Home.

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Industry Leaders to Share Insights on Barriers to Homeownership

Filed in Affordability by on February 14, 2020 0 Comments
Industry Leaders to Share Insights on Barriers to Homeownership

NAHB’s Election 2020 series with The Hill continues in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 8:30 a.m. Tune in to the event’s livestream, which will be available through The Hill’s “Building the Dream: Charlotte” webpage, to watch as state and local government officials, industry leaders and community partners share their insights on the challenges of housing affordability.

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Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on February 13, 2020 1 Comment
Public Charge Rule to Take Effect Feb. 24

The Trump Administration’s Public Charge rule, which NAHB fears could impede legal immigration at a time when the residential construction industry is facing a significant labor shortage, is set to take effect on Feb. 24.

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Senior Community Meets Affordability Needs Through High-Performance Building

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Senior Community Meets Affordability Needs Through High-Performance Building

HANAC Corona is the first affordable senior community in the country to meet the stringent European standards for Passive House construction. The community’s attention to energy efficiency and sustainability earned it the 2019 NAHB Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Best in Green Affordable Multifamily Community Award.

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Housing Affordability Crisis Explained in One Graph

Filed in Affordability, Economics by on February 13, 2020 8 Comments
Housing Affordability Crisis Explained in One Graph

NAHB’s housing affordability pyramid reveals that 63 million households out of a total of 120 million are unable to afford a $250,000 home.

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Los Angeles Takes Top Spot as Nation’s Least Affordable Housing Market

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Los Angeles Takes Top Spot as Nation’s Least Affordable Housing Market

San Francisco, which has been the nation’s least affordable major housing market for the past two years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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Watch Video Highlights from Member Meetings at IBS 2020

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Watch Video Highlights from Member Meetings at IBS 2020

If you were unable to join us for important member meetings in Las Vegas last month at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show®, you can still catch some of the highlights on nahb.org.

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