HBI Well Suited to Help Justice-Involved Individuals

Filed in Advocacy, Workforce Development by on September 23, 2020 0 Comments
HBI Well Suited to Help Justice-Involved Individuals

Workforce training can be a launching pad into a rewarding, well-paying career that might otherwise be unavailable to people with a criminal record. That was the message NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke delivered during a Sept. 22 discussion on criminal justice reform hosted by the Republican Governors Association (RGA).

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House Passes Bill to Avert Government Shutdown, Extend Flood Insurance Funding

Filed in Advocacy by on September 23, 2020 0 Comments
House Passes Bill to Avert Government Shutdown, Extend Flood Insurance Funding

By an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 359-57, the House voted on the evening of Sept. 22 to pass a stopgap spending bill that will avert an impending government shutdown by funding every federal government agency at current levels through Dec. 11. The Senate is expected to approve the bill in the near future. Absent congressional action, the government would have faced a shutdown on Oct. 1.

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Vote Nov. 3: Make Housing and Your Business a Winner

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on September 22, 2020 0 Comments
Vote Nov. 3: Make Housing and Your Business a Winner

NAHB’s Election 2020 online HQ showcases presidential candidate stances on housing issues, congressional endorsements, get out the vote resources and more.

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Court Blocks Part of Labor Department’s Joint Employer Rule

Filed in Labor, Legal by on September 22, 2020 0 Comments
Court Blocks Part of Labor Department’s Joint Employer Rule

On Sept. 8, 2020, the federal district court for the Southern District of New York held that the part of the Department of Labor’s Joint Employer Rule dealing with vertical joint employment was arbitrary and capricious.

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Department of Labor Proposes New Independent Contractor Rule

Filed in Labor, Legal by on September 22, 2020 1 Comment
Department of Labor Proposes New Independent Contractor Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule clarifying the definition of employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to independent contractors.

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How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems?

Filed in Committees and Councils, Education by on September 22, 2020 1 Comment
How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems?

Home Innovation Research Labs has been tracking the adoption of offsite housing in new single-family homes and multifamily projects for the past 20 years. Learn more about what recent data highlight among builders’ attitudes, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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Federal Reserve Releases Plan to Reform Community Reinvestment Act

Filed in Housing Finance by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Federal Reserve Releases Plan to Reform Community Reinvestment Act

The Federal Reserve on Monday issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that invites public comment on an approach to modernize the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA).

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Forgivable PPP Loans May be Taxable in Some States

Filed in Economics, Tax Reform by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Forgivable PPP Loans May be Taxable in Some States

Businesses who received loans under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) may be eligible to have that loan forgiven, which may result in unforeseen tax consequences.  The federal Internal Revenue Code generally treats forgiven debt as taxable income; fortunately, Congress has excluded forgiven PPP loans from federal taxable income. However, as noted in a recent blog post by the Small Business Administration, that income may still be treated as taxable by your state.

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The Art of Builder and Associate Member Relationships

Filed in Awards, Membership by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
The Art of Builder and Associate Member Relationships

That value of Associates is not limited to the products or services they provide; it’s also seen in their interest in contributing to the growth and success of home building. Former NAHB Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM) Award nominees share their perspectives on working with Associate members.

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Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Filed in Committees and Councils, Housing Affordability by on September 21, 2020 1 Comment
Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Eric Holt, assistant professor at the University of Denver, and his team have been exploring how off-site construction fits into affordable housing. Learn more about their report on the role modular and panelized construction can play.

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