Message from NAHB Third Vice Chairman Candidate Carl Harris

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Message from NAHB Third Vice Chairman Candidate Carl Harris

Carl Harris, the candidate for the NAHB 2021 Third Vice Chairman, prepared a video address for the virtual Leadership Council meeting on June 19.

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Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Built Environment

Filed in Sustainability & Green Building by on July 2, 2020 5 Comments
Tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Built Environment

As municipalities and states start enacting climate goals, builders and remodelers will need to think about what strategies work best for them to achieve set targets.

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HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI Joins National Campaign to Promote Jobs in Energy-Efficiency Sectors

HBI joined a national campaign to raise awareness about career opportunities in the energy-efficiency sectors, with a focus on fostering a talent pipeline that is inclusive of low-income and other underserved populations.

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Congress Extends PPP Through Aug. 8

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Congress Extends PPP Through Aug. 8

The House Wednesday night unanimously approved an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through Aug. 8. The Senate voted Tuesday to extend the program, just hours before it expired at midnight.

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IRS Provides Temporary Relief for LIHTC

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IRS Provides Temporary Relief for LIHTC

In a victory for NAHB and its members, the Internal Revenue Service today announced temporary relief from certain requirements under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects. In light of financing and construction delays and other challenges resulting from COVID-19, NAHB requested in April that the IRS extend all relevant LIHTC deadlines. 

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NAHB Awards Programs Now Open

NAHB Awards Programs Now Open

Applications are now open for numerous awards that recognize the innovation and dedication of professionals throughout the home building industry.

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NAHB Committees, Councils Strengthen BUILD-PAC’s Coffers for November Elections

NAHB Committees, Councils Strengthen BUILD-PAC’s Coffers for November Elections

Throughout the week of NAHB’s Spring Leadership Virtual Meetings, council and committee chairs reached out to their members to share the importance of investing in their businesses through BUILD-PAC. By the end of the week, 10 NAHB committees and council Board of Trustees achieved 100% participation in BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s bipartisan political arm that helps elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to federal office.

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NAHB Lauds Implementation of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

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NAHB Lauds Implementation of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

In a positive development that will provide forward momentum for housing and help address the nation’s growing affordability crisis, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) went into effect today.

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NAHB and Michigan Builders File Suit to Expand PPP Eligibility

Filed in Construction Industry, Disaster Response, Legal by on June 30, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB and Michigan Builders File Suit to Expand PPP Eligibility

With so many builders unfairly unable to obtain a forgivable loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), NAHB, along with the HBA of Michigan and HBA of Southeastern Michigan, today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration, challenging their decision to apply onerous regulations onto PPP that prevent certain builders and developers from accessing this much-needed source of funding and having those loans forgiven.

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FHA Extends Appraisal Program Through Aug. 31

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FHA Extends Appraisal Program Through Aug. 31

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced it will allow exterior-only and desktop appraisals on FHA single-family programs affected by COVID-19 to be extended through Aug. 31.

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