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‘Impossible’ Project Provides Critical Workforce Housing Options in Memphis

Filed in Affordability, Awards, Multifamily by on August 6, 2019 2 Comments
‘Impossible’ Project Provides Critical Workforce Housing Options in Memphis

Repurposing a 1.5 million-square-foot decaying building that’s been abandoned for decades and is too expensive even to demolish may seem like an impossible task. Yet a group of non-profit organizations in Memphis tackled this feat by turning a 1927 vintage Sears distribution center into a “vertical urban village” that includes resources for the arts community, for education, and for health and wellness services.

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Failed Condominium Project Paves Way for Workforce Housing in Atlanta

Filed in Affordability by on May 7, 2019 0 Comments
Failed Condominium Project Paves Way for Workforce Housing in Atlanta

The Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing in Atlanta emerged from a failed upscale condominium development on the site of the old Triumph Lofts motorcycle parts factory. The result: 25 workforce-priced units, three community land trust units and a market-rate penthouse, along with a 25-year plan to revitalize the surrounding area through multimodal transportation, recreation and housing development.

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More Builders’ Profits Taking a Hit from Labor Shortages

More Builders’ Profits Taking a Hit from Labor Shortages

While the increasing cost of labor is resulting in higher home prices for buyers, a growing number of builders are also feeling the pinch.

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A Graying Construction Workforce

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 31, 2015 0 Comments
A Graying Construction Workforce

In a recent Eye on Housing blog post, NAHB economist Na Zhao cites data that shows the construction workforce is slightly older than the overall workforce of the United States.

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Construction Employment: Faster Growth in the West and Midwest

Filed in Economics, Labor, Safety and Health by on December 30, 2015 0 Comments
Construction Employment: Faster Growth in the West and Midwest

Based on the Regional and State Employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), overall construction employment is growing relatively faster in states in the West and the Midwest.

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Professional Women in Building Shows Impressive Growth

Professional Women in Building Shows Impressive Growth

Professional Women in Building is the Federation’s fastest growing council, and there’s a reason why.

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Hispanic Workforce Key to Combating Labor Shortage

Hispanic Workforce Key to Combating Labor Shortage

Remodelers who know how and where to recruit Latino workers will be better able to successfully adapt to a transforming workforce. NAHB Remodelers will host an upcoming webinar to provide insights about recruiting and retaining Latino workers in an ever-evolving industry.

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Overtime Threshold Will More than Double in 2016

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on June 30, 2015 13 Comments
Overtime Threshold Will More than Double in 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor will release a draft regulation later this week that would increase the federal overtime salary threshold from the current $23,660 to $50,440. This could impact just under 20,000 residential construction supervisors, according to preliminary estimates from NAHB economists.

The new regulations would take effect in 2016.

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New Video: Careers in the Trades

Need some more workforce development tools? This recently added video that highlights the great career opportunities available in the residential construction industry, including carpentry, electrical, painting, masonry and HVAC.

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Business Overtime Expenses Could Soon Skyrocket

Business Overtime Expenses Could Soon Skyrocket

The U.S. Department of Labor is likely to release a draft regulation later this month that would increase the federal overtime salary threshold from the current $23,660 to $50,440, which could impact just under 20,000 residential construction supervisors according to preliminary estimates from NAHB economists.

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