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Podcast: NAHB Chief Economist Delivers 2021 Forecast

Filed in Advocacy, Economics by on January 5, 2021 1 Comment
Podcast: NAHB Chief Economist Delivers 2021 Forecast

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin ask NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz to provide his review of 2020 and 2021 forecast.

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Top Posts of 2020

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on December 31, 2020 0 Comments
Top Posts of 2020

As we reflect on the busy year for both news and home building, it’s not surprising that our most popular posts covered the two biggest industry issues of the year: the coronavirus and lumber prices.

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Spending Bill Lays Out Funding Levels for Key HUD and USDA Programs

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on December 22, 2020 0 Comments
Spending Bill Lays Out Funding Levels for Key HUD and USDA Programs

The massive spending bill approved by Congress last night will fund the federal government through Sept. 30, 2021, and includes spending targets for key HUD and USDA programs.

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Podcast: Major Wins for Housing in COVID Relief Package

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Membership by on December 22, 2020 1 Comment
Podcast: Major Wins for Housing in COVID Relief Package

On the last episode of Housing Developments before the holidays, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss how the latest round of COVID relief will help NAHB members.

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FEMA Study Shows Resilience Value of Building Codes but Understates Cost Impact

FEMA Study Shows Resilience Value of Building Codes but Understates Cost Impact

A new study by FEMA argues for adopting the latest editions of building codes without amendment to provisions relating to resilience – protection from earthquakes, floods and wind – but discounts the costs associated with building to newer codes.

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Key Housing Provisions in $900 Billion Relief Bill Passed by Congress

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Tax Reform by on December 21, 2020 5 Comments
Key Housing Provisions in $900 Billion Relief Bill Passed by Congress

A $900 billion economic relief package approved by the House and Senate tonight includes key provisions that NAHB championed. The bill provides small businesses relief from burdensome loan forgiveness requirements, helps struggling renters and owners with dedicated rental assistance, strengthens the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and assists HBAs that have largely been excluded from previous relief measures.

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What Does the Next Administration Need to Do to Tackle Housing Affordability?

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 18, 2020 1 Comment
What Does the Next Administration Need to Do to Tackle Housing Affordability?

As the country continues to try to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing has been a bright spot to help lead an economic recovery. Housing affordability will continue to be a top priority amid rising prices due in part to low inventory and supply-chain issues. NAHB recently shared with The Hill key issues that the next administration will need to tackle to help keep housing affordable and accessible to everyone.

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HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 16, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery spoke with The Hill this week on housing affordability challenges and the impact of COVID as part of NAHB’s “Building the Dream” series.

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Podcast: Members of Congress Discuss COVID Relief, Bipartisanship

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Membership by on December 15, 2020 1 Comment
Podcast: Members of Congress Discuss COVID Relief, Bipartisanship

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss potential COVID relief and the need for bipartisanship efforts in Congress with the co-chairs of the influential Problem Solvers Caucus, Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ).

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A Win on Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on December 11, 2020 0 Comments
A Win on Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

In a win for NAHB, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on “beneficial ownership” legislation that addresses key builder concerns after NAHB negotiated directly with key congressional leaders.

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