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Meet the Quick Issues Index

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership by on September 22, 2017 0 Comments
Meet the Quick Issues Index

When the NAHB leadership meets to discuss the challenges and celebrate the accomplishments of our Federation, they have a lot of information to digest: Easy access to advocacy updates, stats on budgetary trends, membership growth figures and more allow the board to continue to make informed, efficient decisions.

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Tell Job Seekers Why Building is a Great Gig

Filed in Construction Industry, Education, Student Chapters by on September 21, 2017 0 Comments
Tell Job Seekers Why Building is a Great Gig

October is Careers in Construction Month, an opportunity to increase public awareness about the great jobs available in residential construction and related trade professions. NAHB has the tools to help members and HBAs get started.

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Housing Production Holds Steady in August

Filed in Economics by on September 19, 2017 0 Comments
Housing Production Holds Steady in August

Single-family production rose 1.6% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 851,000 after a downwardly revised July reading. Year-to-date, single-family starts are 8.9% above their level over the same period last year. Multifamily starts dropped 6.5% to 329,000 units after an upward July revision.

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Builder Confidence Drops as Hurricanes Add Uncertainty

Filed in Economics by on September 18, 2017 0 Comments
Builder Confidence Drops as Hurricanes Add Uncertainty

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell three points to 64 in September, down from August’s revised reading of 67 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index.

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EPA Waives Lead Paint Requirements for Certain Renovations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Remodelers by on September 18, 2017 0 Comments
EPA Waives Lead Paint Requirements for Certain Renovations

As recovery and rebuilding efforts begin in Texas and Florida following devastating hurricanes, many may wonder if EPA’s Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule still applies to these post-disaster renovations. The answer: Not entirely.

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Weigh in on WOTUS – Tell Feds What You Think by Sept. 27

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on September 15, 2017 0 Comments
Weigh in on WOTUS – Tell Feds What You Think by Sept. 27

EPA and the Army Corps are taking comments on a proposed rule that would replace the 2015 definition of the term “waters of the United States” with the text that existed since 1986.

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NAHB Commends Pamela Patenaude’s Confirmation as HUD Deputy Secretary

Filed in Housing Finance by on September 14, 2017 0 Comments

NAHB commends the Senate confirmation of Pamela Patenaude as the new HUD deputy secretary. This is an especially important time to have the HUD leadership at full strength as the government and private sector work together to meet the critical housing needs of the millions of households impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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The Value of Attic Storage and Access

Filed in Sponsored Content by on September 14, 2017 0 Comments
The Value of Attic Storage and Access

With today’s homes being constructed somewhat smaller than even just a couple of years ago, the value of increased storage space is becoming more important.

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HUD Proposes 2018 Difficult Development Areas, Qualified Census Tracts

Filed in Housing Finance, Multifamily by on September 12, 2017 0 Comments

HUD published a Federal Register notice Monday that designates Difficult Development Areas (DDA) and Qualified Census Tracts (QCT) for 2018.

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Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on September 11, 2017 2 Comments
Feedback Wanted on DOE Moisture Management Tool

The Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are seeking feedback on Builder Science Advisor, an online tool they are developing to help building designers manage moisture risk.

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