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Urge Your Senators to Oppose Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on September 24, 2019 7 Comments
Urge Your Senators to Oppose Portman-Shaheen Energy Bill

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday is expected to consider a bill that will push overly costly and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes, which harms housing affordability.

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Deadline Approaching for National Housing Hall of Fame Nominations

Filed in Awards by on September 19, 2019 0 Comments
Deadline Approaching for National Housing Hall of Fame Nominations

Applications are due Sept. 24 for NAHB’s prestigious National Housing Hall of Fame, as well as for the Exemplary Service to Home Building awards.

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Housing Starts Post Healthy Gains in August

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on September 18, 2019 0 Comments
Housing Starts Post Healthy Gains in August

Led by a surge in multifamily production, total housing starts rose 12.3% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.36 million units from an upwardly revised reading in July, according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. This is the highest level since May 2007.

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Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in September

Filed in Economics by on September 17, 2019 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Hits Yearly High in September

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose one point to 68 in September from an upwardly revised August reading of 67, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index released today.

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Reminder to Register for the Fall Leadership Meeting

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on September 16, 2019 0 Comments
Reminder to Register for the Fall Leadership Meeting

Delegates to the Leadership Council and members of the Board of Directors are encouraged to make plans now to attend NAHB’s Fall Leadership Meetings, Oct. 22-24, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.

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NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB and EPA Leadership Address Key Issues Affecting Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Senior Officers met with Andrew Wheeler, administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss NAHB’s continued collaboration with the agency on key issues involving the home building industry.

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Vast Majority of Americans Cite Growing Housing Affordability Problem As a Crisis

Filed in Affordability by on September 10, 2019 3 Comments
Vast Majority of Americans Cite Growing Housing Affordability Problem As a Crisis

Four out of five American households believe the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis, and at least 75%  report this is a problem at the state and local level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of NAHB.

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NAHB Statement: Congress Must Act on Administration’s Housing Finance Reform Plan

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on September 10, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Statement: Congress Must Act on Administration’s Housing Finance Reform Plan

NAHB calls on Congress to move forward with housing finance reform and stands ready to work with Congress, the administration and other stakeholders in the effort to achieve meaningful reform.

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NAHB Transitional Board Meeting Webcast on Sept. 11

Filed in Leadership by on September 9, 2019 2 Comments
NAHB Transitional Board Meeting Webcast on Sept. 11

The NAHB 2019 Fall Transitional Board of Directors Meeting will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 a.m. at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Announces IBS Guest Speakers and Performers

Filed in Chairman's Update, International Builders' Show by on September 3, 2019 0 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Announces IBS Guest Speakers and Performers

In this month’s video update to members, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde announces the keynote speakers and special guests for the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), Jan. 21-23 in Las Vegas.

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