Construction Industry

Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

Speaker Lineup Announced for HUD-NAHB Innovative Housing Showcase

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and NAHB recently announced a dynamic list of government and industry leaders, entrepreneurs and journalists who will be speaking at the Innovative Housing Showcase, June 1-5, on the National Mall.

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HBA Funding Available to Support Construction Career Programs

Filed in Construction Industry by on April 10, 2019 0 Comments
HBA Funding Available to Support Construction Career Programs

The National Housing Endowment (NHE) and the Skilled Labor Fund (SLF) launched two new grant programs to help HBAs attract the next generation of skilled workers. The Building Careers Program Grants and Career Connection Grant will support local workforce development efforts as the industry continues to address the skilled labor shortage.

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Local Outreach Key to Addressing Labor Shortage

Local Outreach Key to Addressing Labor Shortage

Labor shortages are the most widespread challenge builders expect to face in 2019, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index analysis. The building industry can inspire the next generation of construction workers by discussing jobs and careers paths in their local communities.

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Governor Signs Arkansas Housing Affordability Bill into Law

Filed in Affordability, Construction Industry by on March 15, 2019 1 Comment
Governor Signs Arkansas Housing Affordability Bill into Law

In a victory for state home builders and NAHB, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson earlier this week signed SB 170 into law, which will prevent cities and counties from regulating building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing. 

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Fed Chairman Powell Cites NAHB Concerns in Congressional Testimony

Filed in Construction Industry, Home Building by on February 26, 2019 4 Comments
Fed Chairman Powell Cites NAHB Concerns in Congressional Testimony

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome H. Powell told the Senate Banking Committee today that the housing affordability crisis is due in part to the challenges home builders face with labor shortages and rising material prices.

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Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

Filed in Construction Industry, Homeownership by on February 7, 2019 0 Comments
Arkansas Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Housing Affordability Bill

At the urging of local citizens and the housing community, the Arkansas Senate yesterday passed SB 170, legislation that would prevent cities and counties from regulating building design that would needlessly raise the cost of housing.

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The Top Posts of 2018

Filed in Construction Industry, Membership by on December 31, 2018 0 Comments
The Top Posts of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a quick look at the posts NAHBNow readers viewed the most.

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Single-Family Starts Drop in November as Builders Face Affordability Concerns

Filed in Construction Industry, Economics by on December 18, 2018 0 Comments
Single-Family Starts Drop in November as Builders Face Affordability Concerns

Rising housing affordability issues continue to hinder single-family production even as total housing starts increased in November. According to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department, overall housing starts rose 3.2 percent in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.26 million units from a downwardly revised October reading. Year-to-date, new housing starts are 5.1 percent above their level over the same period last year.

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Tulsa HBA Draws 900 Students to Construction Career Fair

Filed in Construction Industry, Student Chapters by on November 13, 2018 0 Comments
Tulsa HBA Draws 900 Students to Construction Career Fair

The Home Builders Association of Greater Tulsa and HBA Charitable Foundation hosted a construction career fair on Oct. 25 at the Tulsa Tech Riverside Campus.

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Veterans Forge New Paths with Home Building Careers

Filed in Construction Industry by on November 12, 2018 0 Comments
Veterans Forge New Paths with Home Building Careers

Each year on Veteran’s Day, we give thoughts and words of appreciation to the brave men and women who sacrifice so much to defend our freedom and safety. Rather simply thanking them, maybe builders should consider recruiting veterans.

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