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Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Trade by on October 21, 2020 19 Comments
Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber

Working in tandem with NAHB, nearly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Oct. 20 sent a letter to President Trump seeking urgent action on lumber supply shortages that have resulted in unprecedented price spikes in recent months that are threatening the housing industry and economic recovery.

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CFPB Issues Final Rule Extending GSE Patch

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on October 20, 2020 0 Comments
CFPB Issues Final Rule Extending GSE Patch

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)┬átoday issued a final rule to extend the “government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) patch” that allows mortgage loans that are eligible for purchase by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to receive a safe harbor granted to qualified mortgages (QMs).

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FHFA Extends Support for Borrowers Through Nov. 30

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Housing Finance by on October 19, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA Extends Support for Borrowers Through Nov. 30

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend several loan origination flexibilities until Nov. 30, 2020.

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Florida Apprenticeship Program Boosts Local Workforce

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on October 19, 2020 1 Comment
Florida Apprenticeship Program Boosts Local Workforce

The Builders Association of North Central Florida and its partner Santa Fe College provide individuals with the opportunity to “earn while they learn.”

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Close Out YP Week with a Virtual Happy Hour this Afternoon

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on October 16, 2020 0 Comments
Close Out YP Week with a Virtual Happy Hour this Afternoon

NAHB YP will be hosting a virtual happy hour on Zoom today, Friday, Oct. 16, to give young building professionals and HBA YP chapter chairs a platform to connect.

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Lumber Prices Trending Downward from Mid-September Peak but Still High

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Trade, Trends by on October 16, 2020 10 Comments
Lumber Prices Trending Downward from Mid-September Peak but Still High

Framing lumber prices peaked above $950 per thousand board feet in mid-September, according to Random Lengths, and have been on a slow, downward trajectory since then. For the week ending Oct. 16, prices stood above $750 per thousand board feet, down nearly $200 since their all-time high last month.

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What is Your YP Chapter Doing? Today is the Day to Let Us Know

Filed in Workforce Development by on October 14, 2020 0 Comments
What is Your YP Chapter Doing? Today is the Day to Let Us Know

As NAHB’s YP Week rolls along, today we focus on the awesome work so many YP chapters are doing in HBAs across the Federation.

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Mobile Workshop Wheels in Next Gen Workforce

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on October 12, 2020 0 Comments
Mobile Workshop Wheels in Next Gen Workforce

An 18-wheeler with eight skilled trade simulators was designed to introduce students to a career in the skilled trades and job opportunities in South Carolina.

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Looking to Start a Business? Learn How in the First YP Week Webinar Today

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on October 12, 2020 0 Comments
Looking to Start a Business? Learn How in the First YP Week Webinar Today

NAHB’s Young Professionals (YP) Week begins today, and we’re kicking it off by featuring the extraordinary NAHB resources available to help members’ businesses succeed.

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Flexibility and Assistance Key to Helping Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on October 9, 2020 0 Comments
Flexibility and Assistance Key to Helping Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Hill.TV recently sat down with Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Dr. Lynn Fisher, deputy director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to discuss how the housing industry is tackling the immediate concerns around housing related to COVID-19 and what the impact may be going forward.

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