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Drone Use is Riding High Among Builders

Filed in Housing Trends, Sales & Marketing by on June 11, 2019 0 Comments
Drone Use is Riding High Among Builders

Nearly half of builders continue to use aerial drones, according to a March survey conducted by NAHB. Overall, 44% of builders reported using drones in 2019, little changed from the 46% in 2018, but considerably higher than the 22% who reported using drones the first time NAHB asked the question in 2016.

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In a Win for NAHB, House Leaders Agree on Long-Term Flood Insurance Deal

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 7, 2019 0 Comments
In a Win for NAHB, House Leaders Agree on Long-Term Flood Insurance Deal

In an important victory for NAHB, House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry have reached an agreement on a five-year reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through Sept. 30, 2024.

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House-Passed Bill Would Help Keep a Bad Labor Situation from Worsening

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on June 6, 2019 7 Comments
House-Passed Bill Would Help Keep a Bad Labor Situation from Worsening

The House today approved legislation that would provide permanent legal status to more than 100,000 workers in the construction industry holding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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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 2 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 2 Comments
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 1 Comment
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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