Disaster Response

NAHB Statement on NewDEAL Forum Housing Strategy

NAHB Statement on NewDEAL Forum Housing Strategy

NAHB commends the NewDEAL Forum’s Renewing America Task Force for making housing a national priority and issuing a blueprint for state and local leaders to help renters and small business property owners who have been hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

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NAHB Working to Minimize COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Market

NAHB Working to Minimize COVID-19’s Impact on Rental Market

As the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, NAHB is leading the charge in calling on Congress to provide rental assistance to the nation’s renters and housing providers. Emergency rental assistance will keep tenants in their homes and ensure the financial viability and stability of the rental housing industry.

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Deadline is Aug. 8

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Deadline is Aug. 8

As the Aug. 8 deadline approaches to apply for a small business loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), NAHB continues to urge Congress to extend the deadline and ensure broader builder eligibility under the PPP so that land developers, multifamily property owners and state and local home builder associations have access to this loan program.

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Achieving Housing Resilience Through Retrofits

Achieving Housing Resilience Through Retrofits

NAHB’s Construction Technology Research Subcommittee worked with Home Innovation Research Labs to develop a series of two-page guidelines illustrating techniques for retrofitting existing homes to improve their performance against natural hazards.

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HBAs and Members Find Success with Virtual Education Courses

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HBAs and Members Find Success with Virtual Education Courses

NAHB Education has adapted quickly to the shifting learning landscape and began offering its intensive, full-day designation courses — such as those for the Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) professional designation — on a virtual platform.

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Several States Pass Laws Regarding COVID-19 Liability Immunity

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Several States Pass Laws Regarding COVID-19 Liability Immunity

Ten states have passed legislation, or have had their governor sign executive orders, granting businesses immunity from civil liability for COVID-19 related lawsuits.

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Employer-Focused Tax Changes in Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill

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Employer-Focused Tax Changes in Senate Coronavirus Relief Bill

The Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools (HEALS) Act introduced in the Senate yesterday includes four notable tax provisions, including substantial modifications to the existing Employee Retention Tax Credit.

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A Housing Upturn as Concerns Grow for Lumber, Material Costs

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on July 24, 2020 4 Comments
A Housing Upturn as Concerns Grow for Lumber, Material Costs

The remarkably strong data for home construction has continued in recent weeks. However, for builders, access issues and delivery delays for building materials are increasingly yielding higher prices.

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NAHB Pushes Housing Priorities in Next Coronavirus Relief Package

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on July 20, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Pushes Housing Priorities in Next Coronavirus Relief Package

As Congress begins work on its next coronavirus relief package, NAHB is urging lawmakers to include several provisions in the legislation that will provide relief to American home owners and renters, along with small and medium-sized residential construction businesses and multifamily owners and developers.

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Builder Confidence Rallies to Pre-Pandemic Level in July

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Builder Confidence Rallies to Pre-Pandemic Level in July

In a strong signal that the housing market is ready to lead a post-COVID economic recovery, builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes jumped 14 points to 72 in July, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. The HMI now stands at the solid pre-pandemic reading in March before the outbreak affected much of the nation.

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