Codes and Regulations

FHA Issues Final Rule Streamlining Home Warranty Requirements

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Housing Finance by on December 17, 2018 0 Comments
FHA Issues Final Rule Streamlining Home Warranty Requirements

The rule would eliminate the regulations that require borrowers to purchase 10-year protection plans in order to qualify for certain mortgages on newly-constructed single-family homes.

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Trump Signs Executive Order on Opportunity Zones

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily, Tax Reform Toolkit by on December 14, 2018 1 Comment
Trump Signs Executive Order on Opportunity Zones

President Trump yesterday signed an executive order to spur more investment in opportunity zones, a new type of economic development incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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NAHB Raises Concerns on DHS “Public Charge” Rulemaking

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on December 11, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Raises Concerns on DHS “Public Charge” Rulemaking

NAHB expresses concerns that proposed changes to the Department of Homeland Security’s “public charge” rule could have unintended consequences for the housing industry.

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Trump Administration Announces New Proposed WOTUS Rule

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on December 11, 2018 5 Comments
Trump Administration Announces New Proposed WOTUS Rule

The Trump administration today released its proposed new definition of the “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule that will reduce years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. This represents an important victory for our members.

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From NIMBY to YIMBY: Navigating Challenging Development Approvals

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on December 4, 2018 2 Comments
From NIMBY to YIMBY: Navigating Challenging Development Approvals

Turning NIMBY (not in my backyard) to YIMBY (yes!) and winning development approvals requires significant preparation before the team ever puts pencil to paper.

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Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with NAHB Members in Dusky Frog Case

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on November 28, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Unanimously Sides with NAHB Members in Dusky Frog Case

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday handed down a decision in Weyerhaeuser Co. v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, giving a huge victory to two NAHB members and land developers across the country.

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Settlement Officially Puts an End to ‘Persuader Rule’

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Labor, Safety and Health by on November 13, 2018 0 Comments
Settlement Officially Puts an End to ‘Persuader Rule’

In a victory for NAHB, the Department of Labor (DOL) on Nov. 9 agreed to a legal settlement that keeps a permanent injunction in place that stops the “persuader rule” from taking effect and prevents a future administration from seeking to revive the rule.

The Obama-era persuader rule sought to unfairly require lawyers and consultants to report to the DOL when counseling employers concerning union organizing.

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NAHB Joins EPA Forum on Regulatory Issues Impacting Small Businesses

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on November 9, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Joins EPA Forum on Regulatory Issues Impacting Small Businesses

On behalf of NAHB membership, Bill Sanderson, a developer from Cleveland, Ohio, participated this week in a forum of small businesses at the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss environmental regulatory and permitting issues impacting small businesses.

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Never Underestimate the Importance of Participating in the Codes Process

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on November 8, 2018 1 Comment
Never Underestimate the Importance of Participating in the Codes Process

An HBA in Nevada knows the power of engaging with codes officials. And now any NAHB member can begin their involvement through One and Done.

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OMB’s Latest ‘Unified Agenda’ Continues Focus on Deregulation

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental by on October 31, 2018 0 Comments
OMB’s Latest ‘Unified Agenda’ Continues Focus on Deregulation

The Office of Management and Budget recently released its Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.

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