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Nearly 700 Members Shine a Spotlight on Housing Affordability in Hill Visits

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 5, 2019 0 Comments
Nearly 700 Members Shine a Spotlight on Housing Affordability in Hill Visits

More than 650 NAHB members from across the nation converged on Capitol Hill today for NAHB’s 2019 Legislative Conference to urge their lawmakers to support policies that will increase the production of quality, affordable housing and keep the housing recovery moving forward.

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House and Senate Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Improve Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on June 4, 2019 1 Comment
House and Senate Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Improve Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

After months of work by NAHB’s Housing Credit Group members, legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, as well as provide it with additional resources.

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Congress Approves 4-Month Extension of Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on June 3, 2019 0 Comments
Congress Approves 4-Month Extension of Flood Insurance Program

The House and Senate have approved disaster relief legislation that extends funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for another four months through Sept. 30, 2019.

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NAHB Receives $110,000 Grant from HUD

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health, Multifamily by on May 31, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Receives $110,000 Grant from HUD

NAHB has received a $110,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to fight housing discrimination.

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NAHB Helps Avert Lapse in Federal Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on May 30, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Helps Avert Lapse in Federal Flood Insurance Program

Thanks in large part to NAHB’s efforts, the House and Senate have approved legislation that extends funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for another two weeks through June 14, 2019.

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Court Sends WOTUS Rule Back to the EPA

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Legal by on May 29, 2019 1 Comment
Court Sends WOTUS Rule Back to the EPA

In a victory for NAHB and home builders across the nation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas declared that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Administrative Procedure Act when drafting the Obama-era “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule in 2015.

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Federal Flood Insurance Program Could Lapse and Jeopardize Home Sales

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on May 29, 2019 0 Comments
Federal Flood Insurance Program Could Lapse and Jeopardize Home Sales

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is facing a short-term lapse and any home buyers who require federal flood insurance are encouraged to move any June closings up to May 31 if possible.

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No Enthusiasm Curb for Curbless Showers

Filed in Design, Housing Trends, Remodelers by on May 29, 2019 2 Comments
No Enthusiasm Curb for Curbless Showers

When it comes to the most sought-after aging-in-place projects, bathrooms dominate the top spot. In a recent NAHB survey of remodelers, more than eight out of 10 reported that installing grab bars (89%), higher toilets (85%) and curbless showers (82%) were the most common aging-in-place projects.

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Townhouse Construction Slows at Start of 2019

Filed in Economics by on May 17, 2019 0 Comments
Townhouse Construction Slows at Start of 2019

Townhouse construction slowed during the first quarter of 2019 after a strong 2018 performance, according to NAHB analysis of the most recent Census data of Starts and Completions by Purpose and Design.

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FHA Proposes Clarification for Lenders to Increase Program Participation

Filed in Housing Finance by on May 10, 2019 0 Comments
FHA Proposes Clarification for Lenders to Increase Program Participation

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced on May 9 that it is proposing several revisions to its lender certification requirements with the goal of providing lenders and servicers greater certainty in how to satisfy the agency’s compliance requirements.

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