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House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Filed in Business Management, Capitol Hill, Legal by on September 20, 2019 13 Comments
House Bill Prohibits Pre-Dispute Arbitration in Consumer Contracts

Acting against the strong objections of NAHB, the House today approved the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act (H.R. 1423), legislation that would prohibit two parties from including in a contract a pre-dispute arbitration agreement. NAHB strongly supports the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including binding arbitration, in consumer contracts.

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House Passes NAHB-Supported Appraiser Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 11, 2019 0 Comments
House Passes NAHB-Supported Appraiser Bill

The House yesterday passed NAHB-supported legislation that would allow state licensed appraisers to perform Federal Housing Administration (FHA) appraisals.

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NAHB Continues to Push Back Against Rent Control

Filed in Affordability, Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on September 6, 2019 3 Comments
NAHB Continues to Push Back Against Rent Control

Rent control legislation is being considered in California that will exacerbate housing shortages and drive up rents.

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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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Nearly 700 Members Shine a Spotlight on Housing Affordability in Hill Visits

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 5, 2019 2 Comments
Nearly 700 Members Shine a Spotlight on Housing Affordability in Hill Visits

More than 650 NAHB members from across the nation converged on Capitol Hill today for NAHB’s 2019 Legislative Conference to urge their lawmakers to support policies that will increase the production of quality, affordable housing and keep the housing recovery moving forward.

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House and Senate Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Improve Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

Filed in Capitol Hill, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on June 4, 2019 2 Comments
House and Senate Introduce Bipartisan Bills to Improve Low-Income Housing Tax Credit

After months of work by NAHB’s Housing Credit Group members, legislation has been introduced in the House and Senate to improve the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, as well as provide it with additional resources.

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Congress Approves 4-Month Extension of Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on June 3, 2019 1 Comment
Congress Approves 4-Month Extension of Flood Insurance Program

The House and Senate have approved disaster relief legislation that extends funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for another four months through Sept. 30, 2019.

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NAHB Helps Avert Lapse in Federal Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on May 30, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Helps Avert Lapse in Federal Flood Insurance Program

Thanks in large part to NAHB’s efforts, the House and Senate have approved legislation that extends funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for another two weeks through June 14, 2019.

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Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on May 22, 2019 1 Comment
Disaster Preparedness Must Focus on Upgrading Older Homes and Infrastructure

NAHB today called on Congress to focus on improving the older homes, structures and infrastructure that are less resilient to natural disasters because they were built when there were no national model codes in existence or constructed following codes that are now outdated.

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