Codes and Regulations

How to Survive an ICE Inspection

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on October 11, 2018 0 Comments
How to Survive an ICE Inspection

NAHB has teamed up with a team of immigration law experts to provide NAHB members with information on what to expect – and what to do – when a jobsite gets a visit from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Prop 10 a Bad Deal for Affordable Housing Advocates

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on October 9, 2018 0 Comments
Prop 10 a Bad Deal for Affordable Housing Advocates

Californians will be faced with more than just candidates for local and national office when they vote Nov. 6: They’ll also have to decide whether to repeal the state’s 23-year-old Costa-Hawkins law.That measure limits local jurisdictions’ ability to impose rent controls.

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Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

As NAHB continues to work with Congress to find a way to extend expiring federal Temporary Protected Status designations for over 300,000 migrants from nations including Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras, a federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from terminating the program.

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Comment Period Now Open for NGBS Changes

Comment Period Now Open for NGBS Changes

The draft of the 2020 edition of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now open for comment. Builders, remodelers, code officials – in fact, all members of the public – are invited to take a look at the proposed changes to the standard and submit their opinions. The deadline is Nov. 12.

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Virginia Builders, County Make Progress on Housing Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on October 2, 2018 0 Comments
Virginia Builders, County Make Progress on Housing Affordability

The HBA of Virginia and NAHB teamed up with local government officials in an effort to solve a county-wide housing affordability crisis.

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FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on September 28, 2018 3 Comments
FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

The House has passed a five-year FAA reauthorization bill that contains a key provision championed by NAHB that will delay a major building and affordability barrier that would have started in the Pacific Northwest and quickly spread throughout the country.

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NAHB Seeks Additional ‘Safe Harbor’ for Accessibility Requirements

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal, Multifamily by on September 26, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Seeks Additional ‘Safe Harbor’ for Accessibility Requirements

The Department of Justice is seeking NAHB’s assistance to help home builders and design professionals better understand the Fair Housing Act’s accessibility provisions. In an August letter to HUD officials, NAHB provided some concrete assistance.

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NGBS Certification Vaults Past 150,000-Home Mark

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on September 25, 2018 0 Comments
NGBS Certification Vaults Past 150,000-Home Mark

The National Green Building Standard Certification Program has reached an important milestone with the certification of the 150,000th home to meet its requirements – and there are an additional 120,000 projects in the pipeline.

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Conference Offers Advanced Education on Land Development Issues

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Land Development by on September 24, 2018 0 Comments
Conference Offers Advanced Education on Land Development Issues

Registration is now open for the 2018 LANDS Housing Law CLE Roundtable & Workshop, NAHB’s annual continuing legal education program on land-use issues impacting the industry. The event takes place at the National Housing Center, NAHB’s headquarters.

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Appraisal Proposal Would Increase Threshold for Non-Residential Properties

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on September 21, 2018 0 Comments
Appraisal Proposal Would Increase Threshold for Non-Residential Properties

The National Credit Union Administration is accepting comments on a proposed rule to amend the agency’s regulation requiring real estate appraisals for certain transactions.

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