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FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

Filed in Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on September 28, 2018 3 Comments
FAA Bill Includes Key Housing Affordability Provisions

The House has passed a five-year FAA reauthorization bill that contains a key provision championed by NAHB that will delay a major building and affordability barrier that would have started in the Pacific Northwest and quickly spread throughout the country.

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National Flood Insurance Program Receives 4-Month Extension

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 31, 2018 0 Comments
National Flood Insurance Program Receives 4-Month Extension

The Senate voted today to approve House-passed legislation that will extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Nov. 30. Absent congressional action, the program would have expired at 11:59 p.m. tonight.

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House Extends Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 30

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 25, 2018 0 Comments
House Extends Flood Insurance Program Through Nov. 30

With a July 31 deadline looming, the House today approved a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) until Nov. 30. It is anticipated that the Senate will approve a similar bill before the NFIP is set to expire on July 31.

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FloodSmart.gov is Back in Business

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Disaster Response by on May 21, 2018 0 Comments
FloodSmart.gov is Back in Business

For many years, FloodSmart.gov was a resource for residents, business owners, floodplain managers and others interested learning more about the National Flood Insurance Program. But FEMA was forced to deactivate it shortly after the site experienced security issues in late 2016. Now, it’s back — and even better than the original.

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FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA Unveils Explanatory NFIP Videos

FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security have released a series of videos to explain the changes to the National Flood Insurance program announced last month.

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National Flood Insurance Program Announces Updates, Rate Increases

National Flood Insurance Program Announces Updates, Rate Increases

On April 1, a 6.9% increase was applied to the average premium rate for standard flood insurance policies, rising from $994 to $1,062. FEMA has also announced a rate increase for the Increased Cost of Compliance premium, going into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

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Congress Approves $1.3 Trillion Spending Package

Filed in Capitol Hill by on March 22, 2018 1 Comment
Congress Approves $1.3 Trillion Spending Package

Congress has approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill that will fund the federal government through the end of the current fiscal year, which expires Sept. 30. The sweeping appropriations legislation includes several areas of interest to the housing community.

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Trump’s Fiscal 2019 Budget Seeks 14% Cut to HUD

Filed in Capitol Hill, Labor, Safety and Health by on February 12, 2018 2 Comments
Trump’s Fiscal 2019 Budget Seeks 14% Cut to HUD

President Trump’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30 2019, would cut the HUD budget 18.3%, or $8.8 billion, to $39.2 billion.

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After Brief Government Shutdown, Congress Approves 2-Year Budget Framework

Filed in Capitol Hill by on February 9, 2018 0 Comments
After Brief Government Shutdown, Congress Approves 2-Year Budget Framework

Congress early this morning approved a two-year budget framework to keep the government running following a brief shutdown that began at midnight and lasted less than six hours. The accord includes massive increases to defense and discretionary spending, as well as key housing provisions.

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Short-Term Spending Bill Keeps the Government Open Through Jan. 19

Filed in Capitol Hill by on December 21, 2017 0 Comments

With the government funding set to run out on Dec. 22, Congress moved to approve a short-term continuing resolution to keep the lights on at federal agencies through Jan. 19.

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