Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

Court Blocks Plan to End Immigrant Protection Program

As NAHB continues to work with Congress to find a way to extend expiring federal Temporary Protected Status designations for over 300,000 migrants from nations including Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras, a federal judge has blocked the Trump administration from terminating the program.

Continue Reading »

Comment Period Now Open for NGBS Changes

Comment Period Now Open for NGBS Changes

The draft of the 2020 edition of the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now open for comment. Builders, remodelers, code officials – in fact, all members of the public – are invited to take a look at the proposed changes to the standard and submit their opinions. The deadline is Nov. 12.

Continue Reading »

New Trade Deal Could Open Door for Future Lumber Talks

Filed in Trade by on October 3, 2018 8 Comments
New Trade Deal Could Open Door for Future Lumber Talks

The new trade deal between the U.S., Canada and Mexico that will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA has the potential to yield positive developments regarding the ongoing U.S.-Canada lumber trade dispute.

Continue Reading »

Avoiding the Moisture Sandwich: Vapor Control for Floor Systems

Filed in Sponsored Content by on October 3, 2018 0 Comments
Avoiding the Moisture Sandwich: Vapor Control for Floor Systems

Advancements in framing and insulation coupled with a desire to build tighter, more energy-efficient homes have builders looking carefully at evolving wall assemblies. But as finishing materials become more sophisticated, there may be a need to look down — to the flooring system. Trapping moisture that can lead to rot is not just a problem to avoid in wall assemblies.

Continue Reading »

Supreme Court Hears Members’ Dusky Frog Case

Filed in Environmental, Land Development, Legal by on October 3, 2018 0 Comments
Supreme Court Hears Members’ Dusky Frog Case

The U.S. Supreme Court opened a new term Oct. 1 by hearing oral argument in Weyerhaeuser v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service, which involves a clash between two NAHB members and the dusky gopher frog. NAHB has been involved in the case from the start, most recently weighing in with an amicus brief on the merits of the case.

Continue Reading »

Virginia Builders, County Make Progress on Housing Affordability

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Land Development by on October 2, 2018 0 Comments
Virginia Builders, County Make Progress on Housing Affordability

The HBA of Virginia and NAHB teamed up with local government officials in an effort to solve a county-wide housing affordability crisis.

Continue Reading »

The Hybrid Home Network: Avoiding the ‘Spinning Beachball of Death’

Filed in Business Management, Technology by on October 2, 2018 0 Comments
The Hybrid Home Network: Avoiding the ‘Spinning Beachball of Death’

As “smart” devices are increasingly brought into American residences, a growing number of home owners are discovering that some of those gadgets are becoming less reliable. The problem is often not with the devices themselves, but rather, the network those devices rely on.

Continue Reading »

HBA of Metro Portland’s Home Show Goes Green

HBA of Metro Portland’s Home Show Goes Green

Committed to reducing the carbon footprint of its month-long home show, the HBA collected the cans and bottles from the event, which totaled 8,712 recyclables filling up 132 bags. The association then converted its bounty of bottles and cans into over $800 of cash and donated this money to the local non-profit organization.

Continue Reading »

FHA Extends Multifamily Risk-Sharing Initiative Through Dec. 31

Filed in Housing Finance, Multifamily by on October 1, 2018 0 Comments
FHA Extends Multifamily Risk-Sharing Initiative Through Dec. 31

The Federal Housing Administration will extend its multifamily risk-sharing initiative with the Federal Financing Bank for eligible housing finance agencies through Dec. 31, 2018.

Continue Reading »

Careers in Construction Month Starts Today

Filed in Construction Industry, Education, Student Chapters by on October 1, 2018 0 Comments
Careers in Construction Month Starts Today

October is Careers in Construction Month, when NAHB members and state and local HBAs participate in a national campaign to raise awareness about the great jobs available in home building and related trade professions. Grab these tools and join us!

Continue Reading »

Advertisement