Advocacy

Vote Nov. 3: Make Housing and Your Business a Winner

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on September 22, 2020 0 Comments
Vote Nov. 3: Make Housing and Your Business a Winner

NAHB’s Election 2020 online HQ showcases presidential candidate stances on housing issues, congressional endorsements, get out the vote resources and more.

Continue Reading »

Federal Reserve Releases Plan to Reform Community Reinvestment Act

Filed in Housing Finance by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Federal Reserve Releases Plan to Reform Community Reinvestment Act

The Federal Reserve on Monday issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that invites public comment on an approach to modernize the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

Continue Reading »

Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Filed in Committees and Councils, Housing Affordability by on September 21, 2020 1 Comment
Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Eric Holt, assistant professor at the University of Denver, and his team have been exploring how off-site construction fits into affordable housing. Learn more about their report on the role modular and panelized construction can play.

Continue Reading »

Women in Building Share Unique Business Perspectives

Women in Building Share Unique Business Perspectives

As part of NAHB’s PWB Week 2020, we are recognizing and celebrating the important contributions of women in the residential construction industry and efforts to diversify it. Today’s post examines two women builders with shared experiences in the industry despite being at different places in their careers.

Continue Reading »

Many Paths Lead to More Diversity in Residential Construction

Many Paths Lead to More Diversity in Residential Construction

As the demand for skilled workers heats up, looking for new places to find and recruit those workers has expanded beyond conventional paths. With that change comes new entrants into the home building industry, and a more diverse field of workers.

Continue Reading »

Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Housing Affordability by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

NAHB today told Congress that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that went into effect in June will help builders create more affordable housing options for hardworking American families while maintaining environmental protection of our nation’s waterways.

Continue Reading »

Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market

Filed in Advocacy, Trade by on September 15, 2020 29 Comments
Lumber Prices Continue to Price Home Owners — and Builders — Out of the Market

Lumber prices increased 14.9% in August, marking historical gains. Such a sharp increase has put unnecessary pressure on home owners and builders alike to figure out how to close the gap — and potentially not build at all.

Continue Reading »

Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

Inspiring More Women to Join the Building Trades

The number of women employed in the construction industry grew substantially last year, rising to around 1.2 million and surpassing the peak of pre-recession employment levels. Recruiting and training more females in the skilled trades can help the industry address its labor shortage.

Continue Reading »

Student Chapters Forge the Next Generation of Diverse Building Leaders

Student Chapters Forge the Next Generation of Diverse Building Leaders

As part of Professional Women in Building Week 2020, NAHB is highlighting a growing diversity in the home building industry and showcasing student chapters, including a student team from Tuskegee University in Alabama that took the stage at the 2020 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas and made history — becoming the first all-female, all-African American team in the competition’s near 30-year history.

Continue Reading »

HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

Filed in Workforce Development by on September 11, 2020 1 Comment
HBI Announces New Partnership with YouthBuild USA

The partnership will provide nearly 200 U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild grantees with access to education resources and training for construction trade skills.

Continue Reading »