Multifamily

FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security have released a series of videos to explain the changes to the National Flood Insurance program announced last month.

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NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

NAHB Awards Season Starts Today

Ladies and gentlemen, download your photos and start your engines: Entries are now being accepted for three of NAHB’s top awards programs.

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Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

Filed in Awards, Labor, Safety and Health, Multifamily by on May 10, 2018 0 Comments
Safety: A Mindset that Saves Time, Money and Lives

The second week of May is National Construction Safety Week and the week that NAHB encourages all member companies to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down. But the smartest companies talk about safety, train for safety and build safely month after month, all year long.

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‘Workforce Housing’ Projects Help Ease Affordability Concerns

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on May 9, 2018 0 Comments
‘Workforce Housing’ Projects Help Ease Affordability Concerns

Nowhere in the United States can a person working a full-time minimum wage job afford to rent a market-rate two-bedroom apartment. One solution is to increase the amount of what many refer to as “workforce housing.”

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No More NIMBYs: Strategies for Smoother Project Approvals

No More NIMBYs: Strategies for Smoother Project Approvals

If you have ever been met by a crowd of fearful and angry people at a planning board hearing who came to protest your proposed community — and who don’t understand the importance of housing or who counter a presentation of facts with arguments based on emotion — do we have a webinar for you.

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Administration Proposes $40 Million Cut for Rural Housing Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on May 8, 2018 0 Comments
Administration Proposes $40 Million Cut for Rural Housing Programs

The Trump administration has proposed a $15.4 billion package of spending cuts that includes a $42 million reduction for the Rural Housing Service (RHS).

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2018 IBC Increases Structural Design, Elevator Costs for Multifamily Buildings

2018 IBC Increases Structural Design, Elevator Costs for Multifamily Buildings

A new Home Innovation Research Labs report on the Estimated Costs of the 2018 ICC Code Changes for Multifamily Buildings shows minimum cost impacts for typical multifamily buildings ranging from $2,500 for a small 2-story multifamily project to $25,000 for a larger 5-story project. The higher costs are primarily due to significant changes involving elevators and wind load design.

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Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

Smart Plumbing Can Lead to Big Savings

Ask the average insurance adjuster to name a building’s biggest enemy. The answer won’t be fire, bugs or structural failure. It’s water. New products are coming on the market to help your buyers save money and add value to their homes.

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Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Home Building, Multifamily by on April 27, 2018 4 Comments
Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

NAHB Construction, Codes and Standards volunteers and staff attended the recent ICC board of directors meetings and testified at the Committee Action Hearings in Columbus, Ohio April 15-23. Their persuasive arguments against several of the proposed amendments led committee members to reject all 10 of the changes the association deemed most critical.

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HUD Unveils Overhaul of its Rental Assistance Programs

Filed in Multifamily by on April 25, 2018 0 Comments

HUD today unveiled plans for a major overhaul of its rental assistance programs — including Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance – to help the agency meet its budget goals.

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