Home Builders Recognized for Lobbying Clout

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 13, 2018 1 Comment
Home Builders Recognized for Lobbying Clout

A prominent Capitol Hill publication recently listed NAHB among the most powerful and highly esteemed trade groups in Washington.

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Farm Bill Contains Important Forestry Provisions

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Farm Bill Contains Important Forestry Provisions

Congress has passed the 2018 farm bill that includes key forestry provisions to implement critical forest management reforms that will help improve the health of the nation’s forest system and reduce America’s reliance on foreign sources of timber.

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Building Systems Councils Awards Honor Top Designs and Industry Professionals

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Building Systems Councils Awards Honor Top Designs and Industry Professionals

This year’s home design winners showcased the flexibility offered by systems-built construction. From a modern and modestly sized home that blended the best in traditional log and modular manufacturing to a sprawling lake-side timber frame residence, the 2019 home design honorees highlighted the diverse nature of the industry.

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Active Buyers Taking Their Time to Search for the Right Home

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Active Buyers Taking Their Time to Search for the Right Home

Active home buyers are taking their time to search for their dream home, according to the latest analysis from the Housing Trends Report, a research product created by the NAHB Economics team with the goal of measuring prospective home buyers’ perceptions about the availability and affordability of home for-sale in their markets.

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Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Power of Federal Regulators

Filed in Legal by on December 12, 2018 2 Comments
Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Power of Federal Regulators

The U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 10 agreed to hear a case that has widespread implications for how courts handle challenges to all agency regulations. The case, Kisor v. Wilkie, addresses the issue of whether courts should defer to an agency’s interpretation of its own regulations.

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NAHB Issues Statement on Nomination of Mark Calabria as New FHFA Director

Filed in Housing Finance by on December 12, 2018 0 Comments

NAHB congratulates Mark Calabria on his nomination as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. His extensive experience with housing finance issues provides an outstanding background for this opportunity.

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Community Engagement Leads to Huge Membership Growth at Athens Area HBA

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Community Engagement Leads to Huge Membership Growth at Athens Area HBA

One priority immediately rose to the top of the list when Stephanie Johnson took over a Georgia HBA. The Athens Area HBA had a large decrease in membership in 2017, resulting in just 68 members. Johnson wanted to grow membership immediately.

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NAHB Raises Concerns on DHS “Public Charge” Rulemaking

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on December 11, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Raises Concerns on DHS “Public Charge” Rulemaking

NAHB expresses concerns that proposed changes to the Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” rule could have unintended consequences for the housing industry.

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Trump Administration Announces New Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on December 11, 2018 1 Comment
Trump Administration Announces New Proposed WOTUS Rule

The Trump administration today released its proposed new definition of the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule that will reduce years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. This represents an important victory for our members.

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BUILD-PAC Contributors: Register for Exclusive Webinar on Housing and the New Congress

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BUILD-PAC Contributors: Register for Exclusive Webinar on Housing and the New Congress

Throughout the 2017-2018 election cycle, BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s political action committee, continued to flex its muscle by contributing $2.9 million to federal candidates and committees and supporting 370 pro-housing candidates. As a thank you to BUILD-PAC contributors for their investment, NAHB is hosting an exclusive political and legislative webinar briefing.

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