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NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on July 19, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB, Municipal Challenges Put Massachusetts Stormwater Permit on Hold

The Massachusetts permit, as well as a nearly identical permit released by EPA in New Hampshire, includes new requirements for land-use controls for post-construction discharges. NAHB, along with several municipal groups, challenged both permits this year because of concern over new requirements, including the issue of federal overreach in the stormwater program.

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2 HBAs Awarded Legal Action Fund Grants

Filed in Councils & Committees, Leadership, Legal by on June 29, 2017 0 Comments
2 HBAs Awarded Legal Action Fund Grants

NAHB has awarded two Legal Action Fund grants to NAHB members locked in litigation that stands to impact the housing industry in their states. The Legal Action Fund is administered by NAHB’s Legal Action Committee, and provides grants, friend-of-the-court or “amicus” briefs, and strategy assistance to HBAs and members.

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Legal Action Funded Case Wins Big in Vermont

Legal Action Funded Case Wins Big in Vermont

A case that was awarded funding from NAHB’s Legal Action Fund received a favorable decision on June 23, providing an additional dose of much-needed clarity to Vermont employers.

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Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development, Legal by on June 21, 2017 0 Comments
Anti-NIMBY Statutes Bolster Affordable Housing Developers

There’s good news for developers who’ve grown weary from unreasonable neighborhood opposition to affordable housing projects: A new report illustrates unique ways to appeal land use permit denials.

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Utah Builders Cheer a Legal Victory

Filed in Leadership, Legal by on June 8, 2017 0 Comments
Utah Builders Cheer a Legal Victory

Victory is sweet, and this video shows why the camaraderie that comes from HBA membership — and a little help from National — is even sweeter.

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SCOTUS Moves Forward with WOTUS Jurisdictional Case

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Legal by on April 3, 2017 2 Comments
SCOTUS Moves Forward with WOTUS Jurisdictional Case

The Supreme Court today refused to dismiss a case on whether a challenge to the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule should first go through district courts or be brought straight to the court of appeals.

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White House Seeks NAHB’s Help to Seat Gorsuch

Filed in Legal, Membership by on March 24, 2017 18 Comments
White House Seeks NAHB’s Help to Seat Gorsuch

As Senate Democrats prepare for a filibuster, the Trump Administration has called on NAHB to help speed the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court — and your association is honored to comply.

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‘Live Online’ Classes Begin in April

‘Live Online’ Classes Begin in April

Life doesn’t seem to be getting any less busy. But if you’re interested in investing six hours in some worthwhile education, you might want to schedule yourself some time in front of your computer on Tuesdays starting in April.

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Employer Alert: Use the New I-9 Form

Filed in Business Management, Legal by on February 21, 2017 0 Comments

Because it wants to reduce errors and make it easier to complete the forms on a computer, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and all employers are now required to use it.

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Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Filed in Home Building, Legal by on February 17, 2017 2 Comments
Free Flooring Installation Guidelines Now Available

Moisture-related flooring problems continue to be a long-standing issue for home builders. The National Wood Flooring Association has some solutions for NAHB members.

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