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GAO Report on LIHTC Finds Wide Range in Median Construction Costs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on September 18, 2018 0 Comments
GAO Report on LIHTC Finds Wide Range in Median Construction Costs

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) today released its long-anticipated report on Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) development costs. This is the third GAO report examining the LIHTC, stemming from a request by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) to examine the cost-efficiency and effectiveness of the housing tax credit.

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Fair Resolution of Lumber Trade Dispute

Filed in Capitol Hill, Trade by on September 12, 2018 1 Comment
Bipartisan Group of Senators Seek Fair Resolution of Lumber Trade Dispute

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, a dozen Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Senate on Sept. 11 sent a joint letter to the Trump administration calling on the U.S. to resume softwood lumber trade negotiations with Canada.

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House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

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House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

House Republicans yesterday unveiled their long-anticipated package of tax changes, which are intended to build on the enactment of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Known as Tax Reform 2.0, it is actually a package of three bills. The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to take up the bills quickly, possibly later this week.

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NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on September 5, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

A recent study by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council that details how regulations account for 32% of the cost of developing new multifamily properties has caught the attention of Congress.

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GSE Reform Needed Now, Coalition Says

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GSE Reform Needed Now, Coalition Says

NAHB has joined a coalition of 30 trade associations in the real estate, lending and home building industries to urge Congress and the Trump administration to lock in recent reforms to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and take the status of these GSEs out of limbo.

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Hispanic Builders to Talk Housing with Hill Leaders

Filed in Capitol Hill by on August 30, 2018 0 Comments
Hispanic Builders to Talk Housing with Hill Leaders

The National Hispanic Contractors Association will host two upcoming events as part of its 2018 Legislative Summit in Washington D.C. — and it’s offering NAHB members big discounts on registration.

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Democrats Introduce Several Tax Bills Focusing on Affordable Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on August 16, 2018 5 Comments
Democrats Introduce Several Tax Bills Focusing on Affordable Housing

In the final days prior to the start of the traditional August congressional recess, Democrats in the House and Senate have put the spotlight on the affordable rental housing crisis by introducing a number of new bills.

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National Flood Insurance Program Receives 4-Month Extension

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National Flood Insurance Program Receives 4-Month Extension

The Senate voted today to approve House-passed legislation that will extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Nov. 30. Absent congressional action, the program would have expired at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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House Extends Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 30

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House Extends Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 30

With a July 31 deadline looming, the House today approved a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Nov. 30. It is anticipated that the Senate will approve a similar bill before the NFIP is set to expire on July 31.

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Congress Reauthorizes Perkins CTE Act

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Congress Reauthorizes Perkins CTE Act

The House and Senate this week voted to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education (CTE) Act. Last reauthorized in 2006, the program provides grants to states to fund vocational programs for high school and college students.

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