Codes and Regulations

Labor Department Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on January 13, 2020 0 Comments
Labor Department Issues Final Joint Employer Rule

The Labor Department yesterday announced a final rule to provide a clearer methodology for determining joint employer status. The rule will provide employers clarity and certainty regarding their responsibility to pay federal minimum wage and overtime for all hours worked over 40 in a workweek.

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HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Proposes New ‘Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing’ Rule

HUD announced a new proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule this week that represents a significant departure from the Obama-era final rule released in 2015.

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New Environmental Review Process Will Boost Infrastructure Projects

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on January 9, 2020 0 Comments
New Environmental Review Process Will Boost Infrastructure Projects

The Trump administration today proposed regulatory reforms to the National Environmental Policy Act that will boost infrastructure projects that are needed to support residential land development projects.

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A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

A Look Back at Significant Wins in 2019

NAHB achieved a number of significant victories in 2019 on a broad range of issues, including housing affordability, taxes, regulations and more.

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IRS and Treasury Finalize Opportunity Zone Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on December 20, 2019 0 Comments
IRS and Treasury Finalize Opportunity Zone Regulations

The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations providing details about investment in qualified opportunity zones.

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FDIC and OCC Propose to Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on December 16, 2019 0 Comments
FDIC and OCC Propose to Modernize Community Reinvestment Act Regulations

On Dec. 12, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced a proposal to modernize the agencies’ regulations under the Community Reinvestment Act that have not been substantively updated for nearly 25 years.

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MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

According to a new study from the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab, factory-built houses — i.e., modular, panelized or pre-assembled homes — could help increase affordable housing stock and significantly aid in disaster response and recovery. However, factory-built homes comprise only 3% of single-family homes in the United States. What can be done to better utilize these types of homes?

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NAHB Podcast: Builders Should Drive Codes Development

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Economics by on November 22, 2019 1 Comment
NAHB Podcast: Builders Should Drive Codes Development

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the building codes development process with guest Anne Anderson of Green Mountain Engineering, an NAHB member and a voting member of the International Codes Council.

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Local HBA Rallies Against Red Tape

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on November 13, 2019 1 Comment
Local HBA Rallies Against Red Tape

If it wasn’t for a surge of successful advocacy efforts led by the Northwest Arkansas HBA, it would have been much more challenging to attract home buyers in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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FEMA Defers Implementation of New Flood Insurance Risk Rating System

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on November 7, 2019 2 Comments
FEMA Defers Implementation of New Flood Insurance Risk Rating System

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today it was deferring implementation of its new flood insurance risk rating program by one year until Oct. 1, 2021.

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