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Home Builders Give Communities a Hand Up  

Home Builders Give Communities a Hand Up  

Custom home builder Tom Gipson from Raleigh, N.C., doesn’t shy away from a challenge.  In fact, 16 years ago he came up with an idea to build hundreds of homes in one week for Habitat for Humanity.   
That idea blossomed into the Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz, which has helped forge a path to affordable homeownership for more than 2,500 families.

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Not All 55+ Buyers Alike

Filed in 55+ Housing, Awards, Home Building by on November 5, 2018 0 Comments
Not All 55+ Buyers Alike

There’s a big market for 55+ buyers seeking an active-adult community who either don’t have – or don’t want to spend – money on the bells and whistles. Learn more in the latest issue of the 55+ Online Magazine.

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Roof Products for Quick Rough Dry-In

Filed in Sponsored Content by on October 12, 2018 0 Comments
Roof Products for Quick Rough Dry-In

Builders in New England have a joke: Don’t like the weather? Wait 30 minutes and it will change. Seriously, the building industry has its challenges, and I believe the biggest and most common challenge for remodelers, custom builders and spec builders alike is getting a weathertight shell. I can’t remember how or when we started using ZIP System® sheathing and tape, but I do know that because of its weatherproof durability and time-saving application, I never looked back once we did.

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Tulsa HBA Raises Money for Deserving Home Owners

Filed in NAHB Cares by on October 11, 2018 0 Comments
Tulsa HBA Raises Money for Deserving Home Owners

The annual Evening of Giving Gala held by the HBA of Greater Tulsa in Oklahoma, HBA Remodelers Council and the HBA Charitable Foundation in September raised more than $40,000 for Revitalize T-Town, an organization that makes homes safer and secure for low-income home owners.

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How to Survive an ICE Inspection

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 11, 2018 1 Comment
How to Survive an ICE Inspection

NAHB has teamed up with a team of immigration law experts to provide NAHB members with information on what to expect – and what to do – when a jobsite gets a visit from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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School Fits Delaware Builder to a T (or Two)

Filed in 55+ Housing, NAHB Cares by on October 9, 2018 0 Comments
School Fits Delaware Builder to a T (or Two)

The Dover, Del., 55+ community Noble’s Pond needed t-shirts for its staff members to wear onsite and as it worked with charities and other organizations in Central Delaware. It was a project tailor-made for a group of Dover High School students in an academic and life skills program.

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Prop 10 a Bad Deal for Affordable Housing Advocates

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on October 9, 2018 0 Comments
Prop 10 a Bad Deal for Affordable Housing Advocates

Californians will be faced with more than just candidates for local and national office when they vote Nov. 6: They’ll also have to decide whether to repeal the state’s 23-year-old Costa-Hawkins law.That measure limits local jurisdictions’ ability to impose rent controls.

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Kentucky Builders Host 14th Annual Career Fair

Filed in Construction Industry, Student Chapters by on October 5, 2018 0 Comments
Kentucky Builders Host 14th Annual Career Fair

Even before housing’s boom-and-bust of the Great Recession, Kentucky builders recognized the workforce was aging and more high school students were being discouraged from entering the trades. So the HBA of Kentucky joined forces with other state contracting associations to tackle the inevitable labor shortage.

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Supreme Court Hears ‘Takings’ Arguments

Filed in Land Development, Legal by on October 4, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears ‘Takings’ Arguments

The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 3 heard arguments in Knick v. Township of Scott, an important land use case which could decide whether a plaintiff can bring a Fifth Amendment “takings” claim in federal court. NAHB filed a merits-level amicus brief in June.

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Playhouse Raffle Returns to Atlanta

Filed in NAHB Cares by on October 4, 2018 0 Comments
Playhouse Raffle Returns to Atlanta

Volunteers from Paran Homes and NAHB student chapter members from the Kennesaw State University’s construction management program have begun building a saltbox-style custom playhouse to benefit HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta HBA.

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