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Resources to Help Home Builders Address Opioid Abuse Now Available through NAHB

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 10, 2019 2 Comments
Resources to Help Home Builders Address Opioid Abuse Now Available through NAHB

NAHB recently released resources to help residential construction companies address the opioid crisis facing the home building industry. The initiative, “Opioids in the Home Building Industry: Making it Your Business,” provides materials available to anyone in the home building and construction industries.

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Thousands Witness Housing Innovation on the Nation’s Front Lawn

Filed in Affordability by on June 7, 2019 0 Comments
Thousands Witness Housing Innovation on the Nation’s Front Lawn

The inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase drew more than 5,000 people June 1-5 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Co-hosted by NAHB and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Showcase featured state-of-the-art building technologies and housing solutions that can make homeownership more affordable for American families, and homes more resilient during natural disasters.

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CFPB Releases FAQs on Disclosure for Construction Loans

Filed in Construction Industry, Housing Finance by on June 6, 2019 0 Comments
CFPB Releases FAQs on Disclosure for Construction Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week published the first set of Frequently Asked Questions on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, or TRID Rule, as it applies to construction loans.

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NAHB Builders Discuss Nation’s Affordability Crisis at Congressional Panel

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill by on June 6, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Builders Discuss Nation’s Affordability Crisis at Congressional Panel

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde and Utah builder Chris Gamvroulas participated in a June 5 forum on affordable housing held by the New Democrat Coalition.

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New Stormwater Construction General Permit Addresses NAHB’s Concerns

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on June 4, 2019 3 Comments
New Stormwater Construction General Permit Addresses NAHB’s Concerns

In a big win for builders, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on May 28 modified its stormwater construction general permit (CGP) to address several of NAHB’s concerns.

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Sign Up for NAHB Transitional Board Meeting Webcasts

Filed in Leadership, Membership by on June 3, 2019 0 Comments
Sign Up for NAHB Transitional Board Meeting Webcasts

The first in-person meetings of the newly formed transitional board of directors will take place Tuesday, June 4, at 12 p.m. ET and Saturday, June 8, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Sign up today to watch the meetings via webcast.

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Resources to Promote National Homeownership Month in June

Filed in Homeownership by on June 3, 2019 0 Comments
Resources to Promote National Homeownership Month in June

HBAs and members have a great opportunity to promote the benefits of homeownership throughout the month of June. To support outreach efforts, NAHB provides an online toolkit of resources that can be tailored to your local market.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on New Efforts to Fight Housing Discrimination

Filed in Chairman's Update by on June 3, 2019 1 Comment
Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on New Efforts to Fight Housing Discrimination

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde discusses the association’s latest efforts to enhance housing accessibility to those in need during this month’s video update to members.

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Innovative Housing Showcase Kicks Off on National Mall

Filed in Affordability, Home Building, Homeownership by on June 3, 2019 3 Comments
Innovative Housing Showcase Kicks Off on National Mall

The inaugural Innovative Housing Showcase opened June 1 to packed crowds on the National Mall exploring the latest housing technologies that are helping address the housing affordability crisis.

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New Home Building Geography Index Shows Single-Family Growth Limited to Exurbs

Filed in Economics by on May 28, 2019 5 Comments
New Home Building Geography Index Shows Single-Family Growth Limited to Exurbs

In a sign that housing affordability is becoming a growing issue nationwide, as of the first quarter of 2019 exurbs were the only region that registered single-family permit growth on a year-over-year basis, according to the new NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).

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