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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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New Podcast Lands White House Interview

Filed in Capitol Hill, Home Building by on March 29, 2019 0 Comments
New Podcast Lands White House Interview

On this week’s episode of Housing Developments, White House Deputy Communications Director Jessica Ditto joins hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin to deliver breaking news on housing finance reform, and discuss the Administration’s efforts to address labor shortages, trade agreements and other critical topics.

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NAHB, Real Estate Groups Urge Congress to Oppose Carried Interest Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 28, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB, Real Estate Groups Urge Congress to Oppose Carried Interest Bill

NAHB and more than a dozen other real estate industry groups have sent a joint letter to Congress urging lawmakers to reject the Carried Interest Fairness Act (H.R. 1735). The bill would result in a huge tax increase on countless Americans who use partnerships in businesses of all types and sizes.

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NAHB Commends Trump Memorandum on Housing Finance Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on March 27, 2019 2 Comments
NAHB Commends Trump Memorandum on Housing Finance Reform

NAHB today commended President Trump for putting housing finance reform at the top of the national agenda and signing a memorandum directing relevant agencies to develop a plan that will help more Americans achieve the dream of homeownership.

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Crapo’s Housing Finance Reform Plan Moves the Debate Forward

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on March 26, 2019 0 Comments
Crapo’s Housing Finance Reform Plan Moves the Debate Forward

NAHB today commended Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo for developing his housing finance reform proposal and believes it will serve as an important marker to move the debate forward in Congress. Testifying on this issue before the Senate Banking Committee, Chairman Greg Ugalde said that an effective housing finance system must address liquidity as well as affordability.

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