Codes and Regulations

HUD Publishes Notice on Disaster Recovery Funds

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 14, 2018 0 Comments
HUD Publishes Notice on Disaster Recovery Funds

HUD has published a notice for the purpose of assisting in long-term recovery from 2017 disasters.

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HUD to Amend Its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 14, 2018 2 Comments
HUD to Amend Its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule

On August 13, HUD published a notice inviting public comment on amendments to its Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulations.

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Treasury Releases Draft Regulations for 20% Pass Through Entities

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 8, 2018 1 Comment
Treasury Releases Draft Regulations for 20% Pass Through Entities

The Treasury Department today released draft regulations for the new 20% pass through entity deduction under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

The proposed regulations concern the deduction for qualified business income under Section 199A of the Internal Revenue Code.

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NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Lauds Corps’ Section 404 Permitting Authority Memo

NAHB Chairman Randy Noel today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for beginning the process of allowing states to assume Section 404 permitting authority under the Clean Water Act.

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Administration Proposes Modernizing Mortgage Lending

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on August 3, 2018 0 Comments
Administration Proposes Modernizing Mortgage Lending

The Treasury Department released a report on July 31 addressing advances in financial market technology and related changes in the delivery of financial services. The report includes recommendations for legislative and regulatory action to streamline and modernize mortgage lending and servicing.

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NAHB, USA Today Debate Merits of Updating the Endangered Species Act

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on August 2, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB, USA Today Debate Merits of Updating the Endangered Species Act

In a point-counterpoint published on USA Today’s opinion page on Aug. 2, NAHB Chairman Randy Noel and the USA Today editorial board debated the merits of the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act.

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How to Protect Your Reputation from Negative Customer Reviews

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How to Protect Your Reputation from Negative Customer Reviews

Federal Trade Commission regulations require builders to be honest when replying to customer feedback on social media. How do you do so while also protecting your reputation?

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DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on July 30, 2018 0 Comments
DOL Issues Guidelines for Industry-led Apprenticeships

The Department of Labor issued guidelines last week for the creation of industry-led apprenticeship programs. The order is a step toward implementing President Trump’s executive order Expanding Apprenticeships in America that was issued last year.

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‘One and Done’ Will Lead to Better Building Codes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Leadership, Membership by on July 25, 2018 8 Comments
‘One and Done’ Will Lead to Better Building Codes

This fall, NAHB will produce a voting guide that highlights the proposals most important to home builders. The committee is calling on the Federation to name one member in each HBA to give that guide to a local code official who will vote – either in person or online – after the upcoming public hearings on these code proposals.

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ESA Proposals Cut Red Tape to Concentrate on Species, Not Paperwork

ESA Proposals Cut Red Tape to Concentrate on Species, Not Paperwork

NAHB is welcoming proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act announced July 19 as a way to streamline a cumbersome and bureaucratic permitting process – and allow federal regulators to spend more time on species preservation rather than creating red tape.

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