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Government Shutdown is Affecting Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 9, 2019 4 Comments
Government Shutdown is Affecting Housing

A long-term shutdown, lasting several weeks or a month or more, could have significant impacts on mortgage accessibility and reduce housing demand.

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Affordability Tops the Agenda in the Year Ahead

Filed in Capitol Hill by on January 3, 2019 3 Comments
Affordability Tops the Agenda in the Year Ahead

Addressing housing affordability concerns will be a top issue for NAHB in 2019 and we will be working with Congress and the administration to achieve this goal.

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How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Housing

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2018 14 Comments
How the Government Shutdown Could Affect Housing

The government shutdown will affect housing and home builders. In most cases, the short-run impacts will be minor. A long-term shutdown, lasting several weeks or a month or more, could have significant impacts on mortgage accessibility and reduce housing demand.

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Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through May 31

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 22, 2018 1 Comment
Congress Extends Flood Insurance Program Through May 31

Although Congress and the White House failed to avert a partial government shutdown, NAHB achieved a significant victory when lawmakers agreed to extend funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through May 31, 2019. Absent congressional action, funding would have expired for the program last night.

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Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 21, 2018 1 Comment
Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

President Trump signed into law the First Step Act, NAHB-supported legislation that will provide vocational training for prisoners in an effort to reduce recidivism rates. In a letter of support sent to lawmakers earlier this year, NAHB cited the benefits of similar training programs administered through the Home Builders Institute (HBI), the association’s educational arm.

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NAHB Urges Congress to Act on Housing Finance Reform

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance by on December 21, 2018 0 Comments
NAHB Urges Congress to Act on Housing Finance Reform

NAHB today commended House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) for working with lawmakers across the political aisle to develop a legislative framework to move housing finance reform forward.

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Will Lawmakers Address the Low Income Housing Tax Credit in the Lame Duck Session?

Filed in Capitol Hill, Multifamily by on November 14, 2018 0 Comments
Will Lawmakers Address the Low Income Housing Tax Credit in the Lame Duck Session?

NAHB is focused on the potential that tax legislation will be part of this lame duck session, and we are working with our congressional supporters to press our Low Income Housing Tax Credit priorities.

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What do the Midterm Election Results Mean for Housing?

Filed in Capitol Hill by on November 7, 2018 7 Comments
What do the Midterm Election Results Mean for Housing?

The 2018 midterm elections delivered a split decision: Republicans expanded their Senate majority and Democrats flipped the House.

So what does this mean for housing? Find out here.

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House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

Filed in Capitol Hill, Tax Reform Toolkit by on September 11, 2018 0 Comments
House Republicans Introduce ‘Tax Reform 2.0’ bills

House Republicans yesterday unveiled their long-anticipated package of tax changes, which are intended to build on the enactment of last year’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Known as Tax Reform 2.0, it is actually a package of three bills. The House Ways and Means Committee is expected to take up the bills quickly, possibly later this week.

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NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on September 5, 2018 2 Comments
NAHB Study on Multifamily Regulatory Burdens Spurs Capitol Hill Hearing

A recent study by NAHB and the National Multifamily Housing Council that details how regulations account for 32% of the cost of developing new multifamily properties has caught the attention of Congress.

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