Cutting-Edge Products, Wellness Community in Mexico Win NAHB Global Innovation Awards

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Cutting-Edge Products, Wellness Community in Mexico Win NAHB Global Innovation Awards

Cutting-edge, advanced products and services from Boston and Ontario, Canada, and a wellness sanctuary in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico, were recently recognized as NAHB’s 2020 Global Innovation Award winners.

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Women Want Sustainable & Healthy Homes — How 4 Female Members Deliver

Women Want Sustainable & Healthy Homes — How 4 Female Members Deliver

In honor of Earth Day, four women from NAHB’s Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) and Sustainability & Green Building Subcommittee (SGB) share how they have shaped their careers and/or businesses by including healthy and sustainability practices and strategies and found success.

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Innovative Affordable Community Incorporates Energy-Efficient Features and Playful Design

Innovative Affordable Community Incorporates Energy-Efficient Features and Playful Design

This newly constructed eight-story, mixed-use building offers 30 units of affordable rental housing and an early childhood educational facility.

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Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

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Podcast: Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss some of the legislation that Congress is likely to consider this session, including the full Low Income Housing Tax Credit bill that NAHB has championed, the fate of the filibuster, immigration and a possible expansion of the Supreme Court.

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Bringing Housing Home: Rising Lumber Prices Tops the Agenda

Bringing Housing Home: Rising Lumber Prices Tops the Agenda

Bringing Housing Home®, the premier grassroots event of the year, will take place during the week of May 3. Every NAHB member is encouraged to meet with U.S. representatives and senators in their home districts.

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FHFA Further Extends Some COVID-Related Loan Flexibilities

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FHFA Further Extends Some COVID-Related Loan Flexibilities

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend some temporary loan origination flexibilities until May 31, 2021, including alternative appraisals on purchase and rate-term refinance loans.

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Single-Family Builders: Tell Us How Rising Costs Are Impacting Your Bottom Line

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Single-Family Builders: Tell Us How Rising Costs Are Impacting Your Bottom Line

NAHB is seeking data from single-family builders to produce average profit benchmarks for the industry. Industry averages will be published in the next edition of the Builders’ Cost of Doing Business Study.

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Latest Issue of ProRemodeler Highlights Key NAHB Messages

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Latest Issue of ProRemodeler Highlights Key NAHB Messages

As an extension of its collaboration with SGC Horizon — the official media partner of the National Association of Home Builders — NAHB is excited to present the latest industry information and trends in remodeling in the March/April 2021 issue of ProRemodeler magazine.

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Biden Administration Approves 22,000 Additional H-2B Visas

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Biden Administration Approves 22,000 Additional H-2B Visas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced today that it will issue an additional 22,000 H-2B guest worker visas over the coming months. Of these additional visas, 6,000 will be reserved for workers from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala.

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CDC Hosting Free Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccines Tomorrow for NAHB Members

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CDC Hosting Free Webinar on COVID-19 Vaccines Tomorrow for NAHB Members

The CDC is hosting a free webinar for NAHB members on Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. ET, to address the importance of the COVID-19 vaccines in the construction industry.

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