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House Approves NAHB-Supported Association Health Plan Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 22, 2017 10 Comments
House Approves NAHB-Supported Association Health Plan Bill

The House today approved the Small Business Health Fairness Act, association health plan legislation that would put small businesses on an equal footing with large employers and unions when it comes to negotiating lower insurance costs.

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House Bill Would Boost Effectiveness of Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on March 21, 2017 0 Comments
House Bill Would Boost Effectiveness of Low Income Housing Tax Credit

House Ways and Means Committee members Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio) and Richard Neal (D-Mass.) today introduced the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act, legislation that contains a number of changes to enhance the effectiveness of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC).

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Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 17, 2017 0 Comments
Mark Your Calendar for the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference

Builders looking to send a message to Congress that it needs to take action to keep housing and the economy moving forward should mark their calendar now for the most important grassroots event of the year — the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference. The conference is on Wednesday, June 14 and is a day-long event that coincides with the NAHB Midyear Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Trump Budget Proposes $6 Billion Cut to HUD

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 16, 2017 15 Comments
Trump Budget Proposes $6 Billion Cut to HUD

President Trump unveiled his fiscal 2018 budget plan today that proposes sharp increases to defense spending along with corresponding cuts to scores of non-defense discretionary programs. Notably, the administration puts HUD’s funding at $40.7 billion, down $6.2 billion or 13.2% from the $46.9 billion in 2017.

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Building Materials Prices Rise in February

Filed in Economics by on March 15, 2017 2 Comments
Building Materials Prices Rise in February

The cost of building homes is going up.

The latest Producer Price Index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices of softwood lumber, gypsum, ready-mix concrete and OSB all rose in February. The increases were led by gypsum products, with softwood lumber a close second.

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NAHB Urges HUD Secretary to Act on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cuts

Filed in Housing Finance by on March 10, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Urges HUD Secretary to Act on FHA Mortgage Insurance Premium Cuts

NAHB sent a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson on March 9 urging the secretary to reinstate previously announced premium reductions on FHA-insured mortgages that were due to go into effect on Jan. 27, 2017 but suspended by the Trump administration.

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How Much do Remodelers Make?

Filed in Business Management, Remodelers by on March 7, 2017 7 Comments
How Much do Remodelers Make?

Findings from the recently released Remodelers’ Cost of Doing Business Study: 2017 Edition show that the net profit margin for the typical residential remodeler increased to 5.3% in 2015, up from 3.0% in 2011.

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Leaders in Congress Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on March 2, 2017 0 Comments
Leaders in Congress Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald and First Vice Chair Randy Noel met with several bipartisan congressional leaders this week to urge Congress to pursue a strong national agenda for housing.

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House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

House Votes to Overturn OSHA Recordkeeping Clarification Rule

In a victory for home builders and other members of the small business community, the House on March 1 approved H.J. Res. 83, legislation that would overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) recordkeeping rule known as the Volks rule.

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Senate Confirms Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 2, 2017 0 Comments

The Senate today voted to confirm Dr. Ben Carson to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. NAHB has been a strong proponent of Dr. Carson, and immediately following the vote NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald issued the following statement: “NAHB congratulates Dr. Ben Carson on becoming the nation’s 17th HUD secretary. Dr. Carson […]

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