Construction Industry

Skilled Labor Fund Grants Bring Shop Back to High Schools

Skilled Labor Fund Grants Bring Shop Back to High Schools

The Skilled Labor Fund awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 42 local HBA’s across the country to provide skills training to high school students.

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Labor Department Omits Construction Sector in Proposed Apprenticeship Expansion

Labor Department Omits Construction Sector in Proposed Apprenticeship Expansion

The U.S. Department of Labor omitted the construction sector when it announced a proposed rule that would establish a process to develop industry-recognized apprenticeship programs.

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Unfilled Construction Jobs at Post-Recession High

Unfilled Construction Jobs at Post-Recession High

The estimated number of job openings in the construction sector increased to 404,000 in April, a post-Great Recession high, according to the latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

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CFPB Releases FAQs on Disclosure for Construction Loans

Filed in Construction Industry, Housing Finance by on June 6, 2019 0 Comments
CFPB Releases FAQs on Disclosure for Construction Loans

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) last week published the first set of Frequently Asked Questions on the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, or TRID Rule, as it applies to construction loans.

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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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