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Reminder: Apply to Serve on a 2021 NAHB Committee or Council Board of Trustees

Filed in Committees and Councils, Membership by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Reminder: Apply to Serve on a 2021 NAHB Committee or Council Board of Trustees

The NAHB Federation is powered by the leadership of its members who step up to serve their industry. There is still time to apply for an appointment to an NAHB committee and/or council board of trustees for the 2021 leadership year.

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EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 17, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Finalizes Rule for New Regulatory Guidance Documents

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rulemaking on Sept. 14 that establishes new regulatory standards for all regulatory guidance documents.

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Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 17, 2020 0 Comments
Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) or emergency business plan can help you assess probable hazards to your business or HBA and put measures in place to mitigate risks or coordinate actions during times of crisis. Here’s how to create one for your business.

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Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on September 17, 2020 41 Comments
Single-Family Housing Continues Growth in August

Single-family starts showed continued growth in August but overall housing production fell 5.1% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.42 million units due to a double-digit percentage decline in multifamily production, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The pace of single-family starts in August was the highest production rate since February.

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Builder Confidence Soars to an All-Time High, Lumber Risks Remain

Filed in Economics by on September 16, 2020 16 Comments
Builder Confidence Soars to an All-Time High, Lumber Risks Remain

In a strong signal that housing is leading the economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes increased five points to hit an all-time high of 83 in September, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The previous highest reading of 78 in the 35-year history of the series was set last month and also matched in December 1998.

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HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

Filed in Workforce Development by on September 11, 2020 1 Comment
HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

The partnership will provide nearly 200 U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grantees with access to education resources and training for construction trade skills.

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NAHB Podcast: CDC Eviction Moratorium is Bad for Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on September 11, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Podcast: CDC Eviction Moratorium is Bad for Housing

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the recently-announced eviction moratorium, enforced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and discuss a key race in the Senate.

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How Does Your Preparedness Compare?

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 10, 2020 0 Comments
How Does Your Preparedness Compare?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently released the results from its 2020 National Household Survey, which assesses the nation’s progress in building a culture of preparedness.

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Keep Your Workers Healthy with Clean Hands

Filed in Sponsored Content by on September 10, 2020 0 Comments
Keep Your Workers Healthy with Clean Hands

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve all become more aware of how important proper hand hygiene – washing and/or disinfecting hands – is to staying healthy. According to the CDC, washing your hands frequently is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of germs and infections; so, on worksites, hand hygiene is more important than ever before.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Presents September Update to Members

Filed in Membership by on September 4, 2020 3 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Presents September Update to Members

In the September Chairman’s Update, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke briefs members on the current lumber situation and what NAHB is doing to address material price increases.

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