Resources to Promote Construction Careers in Your Community

Resources to Promote Construction Careers in Your Community

It’s time to start preparing now for Careers in Construction Month in October, when the entire housing industry celebrates and promotes careers in construction.

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The Case Against Exclusionary Zoning

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Economics, Land Development by on August 23, 2019 0 Comments
The Case Against Exclusionary Zoning

A new policy paper by Michael Stegman, a senor housing policy fellow at the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets, makes the case against exclusionary zoning and land use controls.

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New Home Sales Solid in July, as June Numbers Strongly Revised Upwards

Filed in Economics by on August 23, 2019 0 Comments
New Home Sales Solid in July, as June Numbers Strongly Revised Upwards

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 12.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 635,000 units in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. The same report reveals that home sales were sharply revised upward in June to a post-recession high of 728,000 units.

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OSHA Requests Additional Comment on Silica Rule to Ease Burden of Compliance

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on August 22, 2019 0 Comments
OSHA Requests Additional Comment on Silica Rule to Ease Burden of Compliance

OSHA is requesting information and comment on Table 1 of the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. OSHA seeks information on additional engineering and work practice control methods to effectively limit exposure to silica for the equipment and tasks currently listed on Table 1.

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Georgia Judge Sinks Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on August 22, 2019 0 Comments
Georgia Judge Sinks Obama-Era WOTUS Rule

In an important win for NAHB and the housing community, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia recently filed a carefully worded 85-page decision that dismantles the Obama-era 2015 waters of the U.S. rule. This is the first court to find that the substance of the 2015 rule violates the Clean Water Act.

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Apartment and Condominium Market Bounces Back to Positive Territory in Second Quarter

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on August 22, 2019 0 Comments
Apartment and Condominium Market Bounces Back to Positive Territory in Second Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing improved in the second quarter of 2019, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey released today by NAHB.

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Where Do Generations Want to Live?

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on August 21, 2019 2 Comments
Where Do Generations Want to Live?

For the majority of Gen Xers, baby boomers and seniors, suburbia continues to be the preferred community in which to live.

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How to Think Big and Build Small to Address Housing Demand

Filed in Affordability, Education, Multifamily by on August 21, 2019 1 Comment
How to Think Big and Build Small to Address Housing Demand

Housing affordability is a growing concern to NAHB members and the communities they serve. NAHB Multifamily will present a webinar on Sept. 11 that will explore “missing middle housing,” a concept that describes housing types that range in scale from duplexes to bungalow courts and mansion apartments.

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‘Public Charge’ Rule Finalized

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on August 20, 2019 0 Comments
‘Public Charge’ Rule Finalized

The Trump administration last week finalized its “public charge” rule. The term refers to a person who is primarily dependent on the government for support. The new rule broadens the definition of who is considered a public charge to include immigrants who receive substantially less government assistance through programs such as housing assistance, food stamps or public health insurance.

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Millennials Show a Growing Preference for New Homes

Filed in Economics, Housing Trends by on August 20, 2019 0 Comments
Millennials Show a Growing Preference for New Homes

There is a noticeable upward trend in the percentage of millennials who desire a new home built for sale offered by a builder, according to a recent study by the NAHB Economics team.

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