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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Can Continue to Retain Earnings

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on January 15, 2021 0 Comments
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Can Continue to Retain Earnings

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury yesterday announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) can continue to retain earnings until they satisfy the requirements of the 2020 Enterprise capital rule. Under the 2020 final capital rule, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s combined risk-based capital requirements would have been $283 billion as of June 30, 2020.

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Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion Economic Rescue Package

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on January 14, 2021 1 Comment
Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion Economic Rescue Package

President-elect Joe Biden tonight proposed a $1.9 trillion economic rescue package in response to the devastating health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Get Answers to Your PPP Questions

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on January 13, 2021 1 Comment
Get Answers to Your PPP Questions

The expanded Paycheck Protection Program reopened this week and interested businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. NAHB has updated its FAQs about the program to help you get started.

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Podcast: Addressing Capitol Hill Violence and Senate Election Results

Filed in Advocacy by on January 12, 2021 3 Comments
Podcast: Addressing Capitol Hill Violence and Senate Election Results

On the latest episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin address the violence seen in the nation’s capital last week.

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How 3D-Printed Structures Could Disrupt Housing

How 3D-Printed Structures Could Disrupt Housing

Although 3D-printed housing is in its infancy stage, there are several ways this form of building automation could address growing areas of concern surrounding housing affordability, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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2 Critical Threats to Housing Affordability in 2021

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trade by on January 8, 2021 2 Comments
2 Critical Threats to Housing Affordability in 2021

Housing demand remains robust and inventories are lean. However, home price growth and rising construction costs threaten housing affordability heading into 2021.

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5 Ways to Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

Filed in Workforce Development by on January 8, 2021 0 Comments
5 Ways to Start Recruiting the Next Generation of Skilled Workers

Residential construction industry members are encouraged to participate in workforce development activities, such as job shadowing or donating equipment during Career and Technical Education Month in February.

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PPP Rules Updated as New Loans Begin on Jan. 11

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on January 7, 2021 0 Comments
PPP Rules Updated as New Loans Begin on Jan. 11

The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department have released new regulations on the expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as amended through the $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was enacted into law at the end of December.

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Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Capitol Protests

Filed in Advocacy by on January 6, 2021 1 Comment
Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on Capitol Protests

We fully support the efforts of the U.S. Capitol Police, National Guard and other law enforcement agencies to move quickly to restore order, peacefully disperse the rioters, and secure the Capitol complex. We also applaud the Congress for getting back to work this evening on behalf of the American people.

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Attend Exclusive Member Webinars on the COVID-19 Relief Package

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Membership by on January 5, 2021 0 Comments
Attend Exclusive Member Webinars on the COVID-19 Relief Package

NAHB is hosting a series of webinars this week to update members and HBAs on the key housing provisions of the COVID-19 relief package signed into law last month, including improvements to the Paycheck Protection Program and rental assistance for struggling renters and landlords.

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