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NAHB Statement on NewDEAL Forum Housing Strategy

NAHB Statement on NewDEAL Forum Housing Strategy

NAHB commends the NewDEAL Forum’s Renewing America Task Force for making housing a national priority and issuing a blueprint for state and local leaders to help renters and small business property owners who have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

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NAHB Working to Minimize COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Market

NAHB Working to Minimize COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Market

As the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, NAHB is leading the charge in calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to the nation’s renters and housing providers. Emergency rental assistance will keep tenants in their homes and ensure the financial viability and stability of the rental housing industry.

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Deadline is Aug. 8

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on August 7, 2020 0 Comments
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Deadline is Aug. 8

As the Aug. 8 deadline approaches to apply for a small business loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), NAHB continues to urge Congress to extend the deadline and ensure broader builder eligibility under the PPP so that land developers, multifamily property owners and state and local home builder associations have access to this loan program.

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Housing Affordability Hits 18-Month Low on Lack of Supply, Higher Prices

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on August 6, 2020 0 Comments
Housing Affordability Hits 18-Month Low on Lack of Supply, Higher Prices

Despite low interest rates, a supply shortage coupled with rising home prices contributed to a decline in housing affordability in the second quarter of 2020, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today. 

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NAHB Rolls Out First Wave of 2020 Congressional Endorsements

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on August 5, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Rolls Out First Wave of 2020 Congressional Endorsements

NAHB is once again endorsing candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections. NAHB endorses candidates who have shown a commitment to policies that promote homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans.

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NAHB Seeks Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Soaring Lumber Prices

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Trade by on August 4, 2020 3 Comments
NAHB Seeks Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Soaring Lumber Prices

Amidst a backdrop of record high lumber prices, NAHB is seeking to address supply chain disruptions and tariffs that are contributing to price volatility in the marketplace. Letters were sent last week to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Zoltan van Heyningen, executive director of the U.S. Lumber Coalition.

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Multiple Offers for Homes on the Market are Becoming More Common

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on August 3, 2020 4 Comments
Multiple Offers for Homes on the Market are Becoming More Common

In a sign that the inventory of for-sale homes remains tight, NAHB’s quarterly Housing Trends Report reveals that more buyers are finding their home search delayed because of a rising number of multiple offers on the same property. The survey found 30% of active buyers reported getting outbid by another buyer in the second quarter of 2020, significantly higher than the comparable 18% share a year earlier.

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NAHB Moves Swiftly to Advance Cause of Fair Housing

Filed in Codes and Standards, Housing Affordability by on July 31, 2020 5 Comments
NAHB Moves Swiftly to Advance Cause of Fair Housing

President Trump tweeted comments on repealing the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule earlier this week that caused concern within the housing community. While NAHB cannot excuse the remarks that were made by the president, NAHB moved into action by reaching out to the White House and succeeded in getting the administration to agree to a meeting.

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Addressing Labor Shortage Key to Improving Affordability, Providing Job Opportunities in Wake of COVID-19

Addressing Labor Shortage Key to Improving Affordability, Providing Job Opportunities in Wake of COVID-19

The coronavirus has affected the economy in a number of ways — one being the housing market. A recent episode of the “Building the Dream” series from TheHill.TV looks at housing as an area that can boost the economic recovery, but only if the workforce is in place to do it.

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How Timber Housing Can Meet Housing Demand and Occupant Needs

How Timber Housing Can Meet Housing Demand and Occupant Needs

If the housing supply is to meet demand, the construction industry will need to innovate how it can deliver high-quality multifamily buildings more efficiently. Mass timber promises such a disruption.

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