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More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Workforce Development by on November 19, 2020 1 Comment
More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

The Hill’s Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons this week explored the current conditions of housing affordability with policymakers and industry leaders during the “Building the Dream” series’ final event.

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How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

How Stringent Design Regulations Restrict Housing Affordability and Choice

Housing affordability has long been at the forefront of housing policy and attention. Recent land use trends provide additional development methods to make the residential development and regulation process more efficient, but some localities are moving in the opposite direction by enacting burdensome residential design standards that go well past good design principles. NAHB’s Residential Design Standards: How Stringent Regulations Restrict Affordability and Choice report addresses this issue and explores other alternatives.

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EPA Proposes to Retain NAAQS for Particulate Matter

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on April 21, 2020 0 Comments
EPA Proposes to Retain NAAQS for Particulate Matter

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on April 14 announced its proposal to retain, without changes, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) including both fine particles (PM2.5) and coarse particles (PM10). 

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How Increasing 5G Infrastructure May Impact Local Land Use

Filed in Land Development, Technology by on March 20, 2020 0 Comments
How Increasing 5G Infrastructure May Impact Local Land Use

With a nationwide spread of 5G, and its potential impacts on land in urban, rural and residential areas, it is as important as ever to stay informed with the latest land use issues and solutions. Learn more about what the increase in 5G infrastructure may entail.

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How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

Filed in Housing Affordability by on March 3, 2020 8 Comments
How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

TheHill.TV explores the hidden costs behind rising home prices and how they’re contributing to the housing affordability crisis.

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Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

Filed in Codes and Standards by on October 4, 2017 0 Comments
Treasury to Withdraw Two Regs that Would Hinder Home Building

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced plans to withdraw two key proposed regulations that NAHB has said would be costly and burdensome.

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Got Burdensome Regulations? The Feds are Listening

Filed in Codes and Standards by on July 7, 2017 0 Comments
Got Burdensome Regulations? The Feds are Listening

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy is hosting a series of Regional Regulatory Reform Roundtables across the country.

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Final Lead Paint Recertification Rule Wide of the Mark, NAHB Says

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment, Remodeling by on July 8, 2016 1 Comment
Final Lead Paint Recertification Rule Wide of the Mark, NAHB Says

EPA needs to rethink its new requirements for remodelers and other contractors who need to renew their Lead-Safe Certifications under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, according to comments NAHB sent the agency this week. While EPA had said it wanted to simplify a potentially cumbersome and expensive process. Instead, the agency did a U turn and made it worse.

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White House Issues New Rules to Help Minimize Drone Crashes

White House Issues New Rules to Help Minimize Drone Crashes

Within the last seven months, the number of commercial drone operators authorized by the FAA has quintupled. While new regulations today from the White House focus primarily on the hobby market, public intrigue grows in anticipation of more long-term regulations for the use of commercial drones.

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Webinar Explains How to Comply with Final Crystalline Silica Rule

Filed in Codes and Standards, Education, Safety by on June 14, 2016 0 Comments

Home builders who are interested in learning more about their obligations under the new standard, as well as their compliance options, can take advantage of a new webinar that offers a comprehensive overview of the final rule and related compliance requirements.

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