Seamless Design and Community Engagement Critical to Affordable Housing Success

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on July 2, 2019 1 Comment
Seamless Design and Community Engagement Critical to Affordable Housing Success

The Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) redevelopment of its Rainier Vista property transformed the community. The large-scale project replaced 481 deteriorating public housing units from the 1940s with a new mixed-income, mixed-use community of 1,092 residential units with office, retail, services and recreational space.

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Get Recognized for Your Sales and Marketing Achievements

Filed in Awards, Sales & Marketing by on July 1, 2019 1 Comment
Get Recognized for Your Sales and Marketing Achievements

Applications open today for The Nationals awards — the nation’s largest competition for new home sales and marketing professionals and communities. Submit yours by Oct. 14.

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National Log Homes Open House Month Kicks Off Today

Filed in Councils & Committees by on July 1, 2019 0 Comments
National Log Homes Open House Month Kicks Off Today

This July marks the 8th annual National Log Homes Open House Month, celebrating the heritage of log-home building. This year, consumers will have an opportunity to learn more about log-home building directly from the council chair.

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Top Retirement Destinations for Boomer Buyers

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Trends by on June 28, 2019 1 Comment
Top Retirement Destinations for Boomer Buyers

Arizona and Florida have long been popular retirement destinations — not only for their warmer climates, but factors such as cost of living and local taxes as well. These same factors are making other areas increasingly attractive.

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The Perfect Pair to Help Promote the Housing Industry

Filed in Capitol Hill, Councils & Committees by on June 28, 2019 0 Comments
The Perfect Pair to Help Promote the Housing Industry

NAHB member enthusiasm matched with BUILD-PAC socks proved the be the perfect pair for fundraising to support the future of the housing industry.

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Protect Your Most Valuable Tools

Filed in Labor, Safety and Health by on June 28, 2019 0 Comments
Protect Your Most Valuable Tools

Construction workers are among the most vulnerable workers to contact injuries, according to the National Safety Council. And the most valuable tools to a builder – the hands – often take the brunt of these injuries.

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Trump Signs Bill Into Law that Abolishes VA Loan Limits

Trump Signs Bill Into Law that Abolishes VA Loan Limits

President Trump has signed a veterans health bill into law that also abolishes the conforming loan limits on VA loans beginning Jan. 1, 2020 for veterans who do not have an outstanding loan guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Bipartisan Codes Bill Promotes Affordability, Energy Savings

Bipartisan Codes Bill Promotes Affordability, Energy Savings

Reps. Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), Bill Flores (R- Texas), Tom O’Halleran (D-Ariz.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and Lou Correa (D-Calif. today introduced bipartisan legislation that would foster the development of energy efficiency baselines for buildings while ensuring that home builders and home owners are not burdened by unreasonable regulations.

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Skilled Labor Fund Grants Bring Shop Back to High Schools

Skilled Labor Fund Grants Bring Shop Back to High Schools

The Skilled Labor Fund awarded more than $200,000 in grants to 42 local HBA’s across the country to provide skills training to high school students.

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Leveraging Green Building to Incentivize Housing Affordability

Leveraging Green Building to Incentivize Housing Affordability

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program is an important resource for creating affordable rental housing in the United States. Each state approves a Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP), which establishes the criteria allocating agencies will use to award LIHTCs. Some states include green certification programs as part of their QAP. See which programs are recognized in your state.

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