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NAHB Commends Confirmation of Dana Wade as FHA Commissioner

Filed in Housing Finance by on July 29, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Commends Confirmation of Dana Wade as FHA Commissioner

The Senate on July 28 voted to confirm Dana Wade as the Federal Housing Administration commissioner. She was the acting FHA commissioner from July 2017 to June 2018.

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Several States Pass Laws Regarding COVID-19 Liability Immunity

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Legal by on July 29, 2020 0 Comments
Several States Pass Laws Regarding COVID-19 Liability Immunity

Ten states have passed legislation, or have had their governor sign executive orders, granting businesses immunity from civil liability for COVID-19 related lawsuits.

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Employer-Focused Tax Changes in Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on July 28, 2020 0 Comments
Employer-Focused Tax Changes in Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill

The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act introduced in the Senate yesterday includes four notable tax provisions, including substantial modifications to the existing Employee Retention Tax Credit.

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Affordability Expectations Show Slight Improvement

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on July 28, 2020 1 Comment
Affordability Expectations Show Slight Improvement

Just 24% of prospective buyers can afford at least half the homes available in their markets, according to the second quarter of 2020’s Housing Trends Report. 

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Senate Relief Package Would Allow Many HBAs to Access PPP Loans

Filed in Advocacy by on July 28, 2020 3 Comments
Senate Relief Package Would Allow Many HBAs to Access PPP Loans

Senate Republicans and the White House released a new $1 trillion coronavirus relief package Monday that includes key provisions for which NAHB has advocated. NAHB continues to urge lawmakers to include its housing priorities in the final package.

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Addressing the Needs of Middle-Income Seniors

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on July 27, 2020 3 Comments
Addressing the Needs of Middle-Income Seniors

The “missing middle” of seniors have too much income to qualify for public assistance, but they are not affluent enough to access different housing choices or personal services. So how does the home building industry provide the kind of housing this population wants and needs?

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BUILD-PAC High Donors are Key Leading Up to November

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on July 27, 2020 1 Comment
BUILD-PAC High Donors are Key Leading Up to November

BUILD-PAC high donors are stepping up to protect the housing industry and help housing win this November.

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A Vital Lifeline for the Production of Affordable Housing

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on July 23, 2020 4 Comments
A Vital Lifeline for the Production of Affordable Housing

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) plays a critical role in the housing market by ensuring a supply of attainable rental housing. And with the nation in the midst of a housing affordability crisis and struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, the LIHTC is more important than ever.

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New Freddie Mac Study Reveals Growing Interest in ADUs

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on July 22, 2020 0 Comments
New Freddie Mac Study Reveals Growing Interest in ADUs

Using the 1997-2019 Multiple Listing Service (MLS) transactions data, a new Freddie Mac study identified 1.4 million properties with ADUs in the United States. The South and West are the fastest growing regions for ADUs, with top markets including Portland, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles and Miami.

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FHFA Issues Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Filed in Housing Finance by on July 21, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Issues Housing Goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has proposed its 2021 housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Due to the economic uncertainty related to the COVID-19 national pandemic, FHFA is proposing benchmarks for calendar year 2021 only, and those levels will remain the same as they were for 2018-2020. Once finalized, the proposed benchmark levels would extend those benchmarks that are currently set to expire on Dec. 31, 2020.

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