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Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on May 22, 2019 0 Comments
Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

NAHB today called on Congress to focus on improving the older homes, structures and infrastructure that are less resilient to natural disasters because they were built when there were no national model codes in existence or constructed following codes that are now outdated.

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Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 22, 2019 0 Comments
Congressional Leaders to Speak at Legislative Conference

Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) will be the featured speakers at the NAHB Legislative Conference on Wednesday, June 5. The conference begins at 7:30 a.m. (doors open for breakfast at 7 a.m.) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Bus transportation to the Hyatt Regency from the Marriott Wardman Park will be available at 6:30 a.m.

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Key Talking Points to Prepare for the 2019 Legislative Conference

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill by on May 10, 2019 0 Comments
Key Talking Points to Prepare for the 2019 Legislative Conference

NAHB recently held a webinar to help members prepare to attend the 2019 Legislative Conference, taking place June 5 during the Spring Leadership Meeting. Housing affordability is currently the Federation’s No. 1 issue, and the Legislative Conference will bring that message to Congress on a number of fronts.

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NAHB Expresses Concerns Over Cluster Mailboxes

Filed in Capitol Hill by on May 1, 2019 6 Comments
NAHB Expresses Concerns Over Cluster Mailboxes

In a letter to members of the House Financial Services Committee, NAHB expressed concerns to federal lawmakers over increased costs and undue burdens to America’s home builders and home owners regarding the use of cluster mailboxes by the U.S. Postal Service.

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Waters Bill a Step Forward to Ease Nation’s Housing Affordability Woes

Filed in Capitol Hill by on April 30, 2019 3 Comments
Waters Bill a Step Forward to Ease Nation’s Housing Affordability Woes

NAHB today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters for proposing draft legislation to address the nation’s housing affordability crisis and called on the administration and Congress to make this issue a national policy priority.

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How Housing Can Send a Powerful Message to Congress

Filed in Capitol Hill by on April 25, 2019 0 Comments
How Housing Can Send a Powerful Message to Congress

Members looking to deliver the industry’s priorities to Congress should attend the most important grassroots event of the year: the 2019 Legislative Conference. A strong builder turnout on June 5 will send a powerful message to members of Congress that housing must remain a top national priority.

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NAHB Podcast Offers New Insights on Housing Economics

NAHB Podcast Offers New Insights on Housing Economics

On this week’s episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz shares his 2019 economic forecast for the industry and what the recent change in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index means for builders.

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and guest host Paul Lopez, VP of Communications & Public Affairs, also discuss Mark Calabria’s confirmation as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, housing finance reform and the state of the labor force.

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Home Building Employment Across States and Congressional Districts

Filed in Capitol Hill, Economics, Home Building by on April 18, 2019 0 Comments
Home Building Employment Across States and Congressional Districts

A new NAHB study presents the most recent and comprehensive estimates of home building employment, including self-employed workers, by state and congressional district.

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Momentum Builds for Housing Finance Reform Plan With Proper Federal Support

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on April 15, 2019 0 Comments
Momentum Builds for Housing Finance Reform Plan With Proper Federal Support

NAHB continues to play a pivotal role in the housing finance reform debate, as CEO Jerry Howard attended today’s swearing-in ceremony of Mark Calabria as the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. The Wall Street Journal today also published an NAHB letter to the editor that shows why a proper level of federal support is needed for the nation’s mortgage markets.

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NAHB Senior Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

Filed in Capitol Hill, Leadership by on April 9, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Senior Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

NAHB senior officers discuss key housing issues with HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

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