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Congress Approves Three-Month Extension of NFIP

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With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, Congress has approved a broad package that will extend funding for the government and the National Flood Insurance Program until Dec. 8.

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A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

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A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

With Congress in its August recess, members are encouraged to visit their lawmakers in their home districts and seek action on two issues – flood insurance and lumber.

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NAHB and House Panel Reach Agreement on Flood Insurance Bill

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NAHB and House Panel Reach Agreement on Flood Insurance Bill

NAHB today reached an agreement with leaders of the House Financial Services Committee to craft a viable, long-term flood insurance reauthorization bill that will keep the National Flood Insurance Program fiscally sound and enable home builders to provide safe and affordable housing to consumers.

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NAHB Opposes Flood Insurance Bill that Clears House Panel

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NAHB Opposes Flood Insurance Bill that Clears House Panel

As the House Financial Services Committee voted today to approve the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, NAHB vowed to fight the measure and to work with Republican lawmakers to craft an alternative measure.

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NAHB Members Stand Out at Flood Insurance Hearing

NAHB Members Stand Out at Flood Insurance Hearing

Inaccurate Flood Insurance Rate Maps inflate home prices, hike premiums for home owners and create havoc for small businesses, particularly the home builders, remodelers and other contractors working on residential construction projects in the nation’s floodplains, members told Senators today.

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NAHB Cites Importance of Accurate Flood Insurance Rate Maps

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NAHB Cites Importance of Accurate Flood Insurance Rate Maps

During a June 3 industry roundtable in Kansas City hosted by House Housing and Opportunity Subcommittee Ranking Member Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), NAHB Immediate Past Chairman Tom Woods said that any reform efforts regarding reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program must address the accuracy of Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

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Changes to Flood Insurance Rates Effective April 1

Changes to Flood Insurance Rates Effective April 1

A wide range of builders, developers, businesses, home owners and insurance agents operating in areas covered by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will be impacted.

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FEMA Must Get its Flood Remapping Process Right

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FEMA Must Get its Flood Remapping Process Right

NAHB Chairman Tom Woods told Congress today that it is vitally important that the Federal Emergency Management Agency gets is remapping process right in order for the National Flood Insurance Program to continue providing affordable insurance to property owners.

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Don’t be Fooled: Flood Insurance Rates Rise April 1

Don’t be Fooled: Flood Insurance Rates Rise April 1

Rate hikes and other changes to the National Flood Insurance Program go into effect on April Fool’s Day. But the list is no joke.

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New Floodplain Rules Would Limit Construction

New Floodplain Rules Would Limit Construction

NAHB is digging into a new Executive Order that could have a significant impact on how and where our members develop, build and remodel homes and communities near coasts and rivers.

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