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NAHB Applauds President Trump’s Order Rescinding Overreaching Flood Standard

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on August 15, 2017 9 Comments

In response to the charge led by NAHB and as part of an Executive Order to expedite federal approval for infrastructure projects, President Trump today revoked Obama’s flawed EO 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard

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Proposal Will Affect FEMA-Funded Construction Beyond 100-Year Floodplain

Proposal Will Affect FEMA-Funded Construction Beyond 100-Year Floodplain

FEMA has proposed a rule that will require anyone using federal funds for new construction or to substantially improve existing structures to build two to three feet higher than the 100-year floodplain.

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Multifamily Builders Bring Floodplain Worries to White House

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Environmental, Multifamily by on August 22, 2016 0 Comments
Multifamily Builders Bring Floodplain Worries to White House

Steve Lawson, a multifamily builder from Virginia Beach, Va., and NAHB staff met last week with White House Office of Management and Budget officials to voice their concerns regarding HUD’s forthcoming regulation to implement the new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard.

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Home Builders Call for Regulatory Reform to Ease Housing Affordability

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on March 22, 2016 1 Comment
Home Builders Call for Regulatory Reform to Ease Housing Affordability

Citing an acute shortage of affordable rental housing and severe regulatory burdens that drive up the cost of single- and multifamily housing for home builders and consumers alike, NAHB today called on Congress to pursue regulatory reforms that will help improve affordability and promote new development.

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Home Builders Support House Bill that Streamlines HUD Programs

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on October 21, 2015 0 Comments
Home Builders Support House Bill that Streamlines HUD Programs

NAHB today urged Congress to pass legislation that would help streamline programs to help low-income home buyers and renters.

“The Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2015 (H.R. 3700) includes many NAHB-supported bipartisan fixes to HUD programs, specifically regarding Section 8, FHA and rural housing,” NAHB Immediate Past Chairman Kevin Kelly testified at a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee’s Housing and Insurance Subcommittee.

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NAHB Continues Fight to Strike G-Fee Increase from Transportation Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on July 24, 2015 0 Comments
NAHB Continues Fight to Strike G-Fee Increase from Transportation Bill

As the Senate debates legislation to renew funding for a six-year highway transportation bill, NAHB continues to lead the efforts to strip out a provision that would increase the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac guarantee fees (g-fees) to help pay for transportation programs.

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Vitter’s Efforts on Flood Insurance Help in Louisiana, but Builders See New Threats

Louisiana home builders today thanked Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) for championing flood insurance legislation to help Pelican State home owners and businesses while also warning that a recent executive order by President Obama could harm economic development locally and across the nation. The order would create a new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for all federally-approved projects that would drastically increase the geographic extent of a floodplain.

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Federal Floodplain Management Listening Session: Take 8

Federal Floodplain Management Listening Session: Take 8

It’s taken seven listening sessions, scores of home builders and dozens of national, state and local staff members, but the NAHB Federation is finally getting some traction as we try to understand how the new Federal Flood Risk Management Standard announced in President Obama’s Executive Order 13690 Jan. 30 will play out for the residential construction industry.

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Obama’s Action Threatens Development: Get Involved, Sign Up for FEMA’s Webinar

Obama’s Action Threatens Development: Get Involved, Sign Up for FEMA’s Webinar

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a free webinar on March 25 from 2-5:45 p.m. ET to allow stakeholders to weigh in on President Obama’s recent executive order that would place significant restrictions on federally approved or funded projects and greatly expand the areas to be protected as flood hazard areas.

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