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New Inclusionary Zoning Tool Available for NAHB Members

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Housing Affordability by on October 26, 2020 0 Comments
New Inclusionary Zoning Tool Available for NAHB Members

NAHB created the Inclusionary Zoning Calculator Tool to supplement conflicting policy studies with concrete data of how inclusionary zoning requirements impact development choices, including whether or not a developer proceeds on a project.

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Home Buying Interest Increases Amid COVID-19

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Trends by on October 23, 2020 3 Comments
Home Buying Interest Increases Amid COVID-19

According to data from NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report, in the third quarter of 2020, the share of Americans who are considering purchasing a home in the next 12 months increased one percentage point over last year — the first year-over-year gain in the three-year history of this series.

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Enter These 5 Prestigious Awards Programs Today

Filed in Awards, Membership by on October 23, 2020 1 Comment
Enter These 5 Prestigious Awards Programs Today

Winning an NAHB award is the most prestigious honor you can earn in the home building industry and one of the savviest ways to get your company noticed. Don’t miss your chance to get the recognition you deserve!

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NAHB-Commissioned Study Finds Reduced Rent Control Means More Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Multifamily by on October 23, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB-Commissioned Study Finds Reduced Rent Control Means More Housing

A recently completed study from NAHB found that — even after accounting for employment growth, density, rent growth and local place-specific factors — the supply of housing grew faster when rent-control restrictions were loosened in California’s rent-controlled cities.

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250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 22, 2020 0 Comments
250,000 Homes Certified to the NGBS

The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Certification Program reached a key milestone this week with the certification of its 250,000th home — the Broadstone Junction multifamily community in historic Norcross, Ga.

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Is Single-Family Built-for-Rent the Future of Rental Housing?

Filed in Economics, Multifamily, Trends by on October 22, 2020 2 Comments
Is Single-Family Built-for-Rent the Future of Rental Housing?

Although a small segment within the overall housing industry, single-family built-for-rent has growth opportunity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as various demographics seek out lower-density areas and living spaces, while also providing the flexibility of renting.

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NAHB Members Dominate the 2020 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards

NAHB Members Dominate the 2020 Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards

More than 70% of the builders and raters recognized in the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS Leader Awards program are NAHB members. Additionally, NAHB member EnergyLogic from Berthoud, Colo., received the Leader of the Year award in the Rater category.

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Market Share of Offsite Housing in 2019

Filed in Trends by on October 16, 2020 0 Comments
Market Share of Offsite Housing in 2019

According the U.S. Census Bureau data and NAHB’s analysis, the share of non-site built single-family homes declined to 3% of single-family completions in 2019. However, this percentage is expected to rise moderately in 2020 and in the years ahead.

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The Value of Third-Party Inspections

Filed in Sustainability and Green Building by on October 15, 2020 2 Comments
The Value of Third-Party Inspections

Do third-party green building inspections actually add value to projects? A recent study by SK Collaborative set out to answer this question by analyzing 10 recently constructed or renovated multifamily affordable housing projects in Georgia, all of which received Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) awards.

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Flexibility and Assistance Key to Helping Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on October 9, 2020 0 Comments
Flexibility and Assistance Key to Helping Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Hill.TV recently sat down with Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Dr. Lynn Fisher, deputy director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to discuss how the housing industry is tackling the immediate concerns around housing related to COVID-19 and what the impact may be going forward.

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