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Comment Letters Needed for HUD’s Floodplain Management Proposal

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Housing Finance by on December 15, 2016 0 Comments

NAHB is urging members and HBAs to voice your concerns with a new HUD floodplains management proposal that fundamentally threatens access to FHA mortgage insurance programs for single-family home buyers and multifamily builders.

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HUD Proposes Expanded Floodplain Rules for FHA-Financed Loans

Filed in Codes and Standards, Multifamily, Remodeling by on October 28, 2016 6 Comments
HUD Proposes Expanded Floodplain Rules for FHA-Financed Loans

HUD has proposed new floodplain development rules that threaten access to FHA financing for single- and multifamily builders and rely on floodplain maps that haven’t been drawn yet.

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NAHB Helps Soften the Impact of New Flood Risk Standards

Filed in Codes and Standards by on August 21, 2015 0 Comments

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will pull in the reins on sweeping new standards that could have had a dramatic impact on home building and development. NAHB talks with the Corps have produced results that will blunt the impact of the new Federal Flood Risk Management Standards, which greatly expand the 100-year floodplain, placing tighter limits on where homes can be built.

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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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Send Your Floodplain Comments in Soon

Filed in Codes and Standards, Land Development by on April 28, 2015 0 Comments

Comments are due May 7 on the president’s 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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Federal Floodplain Management Listening Session: Take 8

Filed in Codes and Standards, Land Development by on April 10, 2015 1 Comment
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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Leaders in Congress, Top Federal Officials Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Housing Finance by on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Leaders in Congress, Top Federal Officials Urged to Adopt Strong Housing Agenda

NAHB Chairman Tom Woods, First Vice Chairman Ed Brady and Third Vice Chairman Randy Noel embarked on a visit to Washington this week to impress upon key federal officials and leading members of the House and Senate the need for action on a wide range of legislative and regulatory issues affecting the nation’s housing industry.

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