President Trump Signs Executive Order on Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability, Chairman's Update by on June 25, 2019 2 Comments
President Trump Signs Executive Order on Housing Affordability

In a key victory for NAHB, President Trump today put housing at the forefront of the national debate by signing an executive order that cites the need to cut costly regulations that are hampering the production of more affordable housing in America.

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New Home Sales Decline in May

Filed in Economics by on June 25, 2019 0 Comments
New Home Sales Decline in May

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000 units in May, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. On a year-to-date basis however, new home sales for 2019 are 4% higher than the same period in 2018.

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Labor Department Omits Construction Sector in Proposed Apprenticeship Expansion

Labor Department Omits Construction Sector in Proposed Apprenticeship Expansion

The U.S. Department of Labor omitted the construction sector when it announced a proposed rule that would establish a process to develop industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.

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EPA Repeals Clean Power Plan

EPA Repeals Clean Power Plan

On Wednesday, June 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its repeal of an Obama administration greenhouse gas rule for power plants and adopted a new regulation in its place. The new rule will not adversely involve the housing industry.

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Remodelers Council Leaders Discover Additional Member Benefits

Filed in Remodelers by on June 24, 2019 0 Comments
Remodelers Council Leaders Discover Additional Member Benefits

Local remodelers council leaders share how they were able to take advantage of an opportunity at the national level when they applied for and received the NAHB Remodelers Leadership Scholarship.

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Nominations Open for National Housing Hall of Fame

Filed in Awards, Home Building, Membership by on June 24, 2019 0 Comments
Nominations Open for National Housing Hall of Fame

Nominations are now open for the National Housing Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed in the home-building industry, and the Exemplary Service to Home Building awards.

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Recognizing NAHB’s Largest Contingent: Associate Members

Filed in Awards, Membership by on June 24, 2019 0 Comments
Recognizing NAHB’s Largest Contingent: Associate Members

At the end of 2018, Associate members comprised 68% of NAHB membership, with a total count of nearly 80,000 members, according to a recent NAHB special report. Find out more about these members, and how you can recognize the Associate members you work with through the 2019 Associate Member Awards.

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NAHB Guide Available if ICE Visits Your Job Site

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Legal by on June 21, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Guide Available if ICE Visits Your Job Site

With President Trump announcing increased enforcement actions by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the near term, NAHB has a guide to remind members what they should do if federal officials visit their job sites.

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Supreme Court Allows Property Rights Plaintiffs to Go Directly to Federal Court

Filed in Legal by on June 21, 2019 3 Comments
Supreme Court Allows Property Rights Plaintiffs to Go Directly to Federal Court

In a huge victory for NAHB and its members, the U.S. Supreme Court today reversed a long-standing land use decision that made it nearly impossible for property owners to bring a Fifth Amendment takings claim in federal court.

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NAHB Sees Success in Current Code Development Cycle

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on June 21, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Sees Success in Current Code Development Cycle

Thanks in large part to NAHB members and their tireless efforts to educate codes officials, none of the 26 high-priority code change proposals opposed by NAHB passed the first stage of International Code Council (ICC) I-Code development.

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