Codes and Regulations

New Maps Pinpoint Low-Income Housing Development Opportunities

New Maps Pinpoint Low-Income Housing Development Opportunities

NAHB has a new resource for industry professionals interested in providing homes for lower-income families and learning more about development and financing opportunities using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

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Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on June 21, 2017 0 Comments
Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

There’s good news for developers who’ve grown weary from unreasonable neighborhood opposition to affordable housing projects: A new report illustrates unique ways to appeal land use permit denials.

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Free Webinar: Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Education, Multifamily by on June 20, 2017 2 Comments
Free Webinar: Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily

Many states and jurisdictions are making plans to adopt the 2018 editions of the International Code Council’s family of building codes next year, and builders in those markets need to be ready.

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FDIC Chief Discusses Banking Issues with NAHB Leadership

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
FDIC Chief Discusses Banking Issues with NAHB Leadership

NAHB Senior Officers today met with Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chairman Martin Gruenberg to address banking issues of concern to our members. The discussion focused on regulatory barriers to acquisition, development and construction financing by banking institutions — particularly community banks.

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New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building by on June 15, 2017 0 Comments
New Guidance Helps Insulate You from Poor Walls and Attics

Today’s builders can select from an increasing number of insulation products to meet the high R-values specified by current energy codes. And installing these products correctly is key to providing energy-efficient and durable wall assemblies and comfortable indoor conditions for home buyers. Thankfully, NAHB is here to help.

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NAHB Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on June 14, 2017 2 Comments
NAHB Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

In a broad agenda focusing on regulatory reform and housing affordability, NAHB senior officers today held productive talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson.

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Treasury Issues Sweeping Report on Regulatory Reform

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on June 13, 2017 0 Comments
Treasury Issues Sweeping Report on Regulatory Reform

In response to President Trump’s executive order calling for the examination of the U.S. financial regulatory system, the Treasury Department today issued its first in a series of reports focusing on financial regulatory reform designed to provide much-needed relief to small businesses, community banks and other financial institutions.

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Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

Comply with the 2018 Building Codes

States and jurisdictions across the country are making plans to adopt the 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) next year – and this free NAHB webinar replay can help you prepare for the changes. The webinar highlights the differences between the upcoming code and the 2015 version, including significant updates to energy-efficiency requirements. Among the more […]

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House Passes Bill to Ease Banking Regulations

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on June 9, 2017 0 Comments
House Passes Bill to Ease Banking Regulations

The House yesterday passed legislation that would address challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to experience as a result of strict regulatory restraints imposed following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Labor Department Overturns Obama-era Joint Employer, Misclassification Guidance

Labor Department Overturns Obama-era Joint Employer, Misclassification Guidance

In a victory for NAHB members and the small business community, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta on June 7 announced the withdrawal of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) 2015 and 2016 informal guidance on independent contractors and joint employment — two Obama-era guidance documents that expanded the tests for what constitutes a joint employer and an independent contractor, respectively.

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