Codes and Regulations

SBA to Hold Three Roundtables on New Overtime Rule Proposal

SBA to Hold Three Roundtables on New Overtime Rule Proposal

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be hosting three roundtables in April to discuss the Department of Labor’s new proposed Overtime Regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. NAHB members and other small businesses are encouraged to participate to express their views on the proposal.

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ANSI Square Footage Standard Review Process Begins

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on March 13, 2019 0 Comments
ANSI Square Footage Standard Review Process Begins

Home Innovation Research Labs announced last week that it’s initiating the review and revision process for the American National Standard for Single-Family Residential Buildings, Square Footage – Method of Calculating (ANSI z765). The standard was last reaffirmed in 2013.

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Labor Department Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

Labor Department Issues Proposed New Overtime Rule

The Labor Department has issued a proposed new overtime rule that would raise the overtime salary limit from $23,660 to $35,308. However, this proposal has not yet been published in the Federal Register and could be subject to modifications. Once published, NAHB will review the proposed rulemaking and submit comments on the proposal.

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Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

Public Comments Reviewed for ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard

The 45-member Consensus Committee for the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) met Feb. 11-13 in Washington, D.C., to review and vote upon the public comments it received to its 2020 draft standard.

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HBA Members Commend Trump Administration for Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 28, 2019 1 Comment
HBA Members Commend Trump Administration for Proposed WOTUS Rule

Members of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Kansas City and HBA of Greater Baton Rouge thanked the Trump administration for its recent proposal to revise the Waters of the United States definition during two public meetings this week in Kansas City, Mo.

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HUD to Radically Cut Advance Notice of Housing Inspections

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on February 22, 2019 1 Comment
HUD to Radically Cut Advance Notice of Housing Inspections

HUD has announced it is dramatically reducing the advance notice it provides to public housing authorities and private owners of HUD-subsidized apartment developments before inspections to 14 days.

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A Step Forward for Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on February 14, 2019 0 Comments
A Step Forward for Proposed WOTUS Rule

The Federal Register today published a proposed new rule for “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) that will resolve years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take comments on the proposal for the next 60 days.

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ICC 2018 Codes Changes Largely Positive Thanks to NAHB Members

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on February 13, 2019 0 Comments
ICC 2018 Codes Changes Largely Positive Thanks to NAHB Members

The results of the ICC Group A 2018 model codes vote have been finalized, and NAHB got many of the changes it was hoping for – and blocked many undesired changes – thanks in large part to member mobilization.

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4 Cities Added to LIHTC Maps

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Trends, Multifamily by on February 5, 2019 0 Comments
4 Cities Added to LIHTC Maps

NAHB has added Detroit, San Diego, Tampa, Fla., and Minneapolis to its exclusive series of maps detailing metro areas where the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is used to develop new affordable homes and apartments.

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Local Association Urges State to Address Region’s Housing Shortage

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on January 30, 2019 0 Comments
Local Association Urges State to Address Region’s Housing Shortage

Affordable housing has been an ongoing concern across the United States, but has hit high-growth metropolitan areas such as San Francisco and Seattle particularly hard. The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties calls for greater action by Washington State to address affordable housing issues.

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