Members Encouraged to Participate in Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 9-15

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Members Encouraged to Participate in Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 9-15

OSHA’s Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August to recognize the successes of workplace health and safety programs, and to offer information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

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Housing Affordability Plunges on Soaring Material Costs, Rising Home Prices

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Housing Affordability Plunges on Soaring Material Costs, Rising Home Prices

Soaring building material costs, high demand and low inventory have added tens of thousands of dollars to the price of a new home and caused housing affordability to fall to its lowest level in nearly a decade during the second quarter of 2021.

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Builders Engage Policymakers in Supply Chain Roundtable

Filed in Material Costs by on August 4, 2021 0 Comments
Builders Engage Policymakers in Supply Chain Roundtable

Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) hosted a virtual home building supply chain roundtable yesterday with Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo to address disruptions that have resulted in soaring construction costs.

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New EPA Agreement with Canada Will Help Monitor Energy Efficiency and Emissions Across Borders

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New EPA Agreement with Canada Will Help Monitor Energy Efficiency and Emissions Across Borders

The EPA and Canada’s equivalent, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), recently recommitted to a 10-year research partnership to enhance features within the ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool.

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NAHB Opposes New CDC Eviction Moratorium

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NAHB Opposes New CDC Eviction Moratorium

The Centers for Disease Control today announced a new eviction moratorium targeted for U.S. counties “experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels” of COVID-19. NAHB opposes the new order and instead encourages states and localities to disperse the billions of dollars in federal funds still available to provide relief to renters.

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Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Bill Good for Housing

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Bipartisan Senate Infrastructure Bill Good for Housing

NAHB supports the $1 trillion bipartisan Senate infrastructure bill pending in Congress and applauds lawmakers for omitting onerous regulatory proposals that would hurt housing affordability.  

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Prospective Buyers Continue to Turn into Active Buyers

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Prospective Buyers Continue to Turn into Active Buyers

Of the 17% of American adults considering a future home purchase, more than half (61%) have moved beyond planning and are now actively trying to buy. This share of active buyers has increased in each of the last six quarters.

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Water and Sewer Exemption Restored in Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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Water and Sewer Exemption Restored in Senate Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The Senate bipartisan infrastructure bill includes a provision sought by NAHB to restore an exemption for water and sewer contributions in aid of construction.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Details Lumber Victories, Ongoing Work Ahead

Filed in Material Costs, Membership by on August 2, 2021 1 Comment
Video: NAHB Chairman Details Lumber Victories, Ongoing Work Ahead

In the August Chairman’s Update with NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke, members learn about recent victories NAHB achieved in the lumber and supply chain arena.

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EPA to Hold August Hearings on Revamping of WOTUS Rule

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EPA to Hold August Hearings on Revamping of WOTUS Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will hold a series of virtual public meetings in August to hear from interested stakeholders on “their perspectives on defining ‘waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act” and how to implement that definition as federal agencies pursue this process.

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