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Podcast: Local Builders Association Leader Promotes Value of Membership

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on January 21, 2022 0 Comments
Podcast: Local Builders Association Leader Promotes Value of Membership

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin sit down with Gretchen Gutierrez, the executive officer of the Desert Valley Builders’ Association in Palm Beach, Calif., to discuss the value of being an affiliated local within the Federation.

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Meet the Real-Life Women from The House That She Built

Filed in IBS, Workforce Development by on January 20, 2022 2 Comments
Meet the Real-Life Women from The House That She Built

Meet some of the women who designed and built a home in Utah, which was the inspiration for the children’s book that aims to educate and inspire the next generation of home builders and tradespeople.

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Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 14, 2022 2 Comments
Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

The Seattle Times has published an editorial by NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke that lays out a strong case against tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States that are fueling lumber price volatility and harming housing affordability.

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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Legal by on January 13, 2022 1 Comment
Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court today voted 6-3 to block the Biden administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate for employers with at least 100 workers.

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NAHB Actively Engaged in WOTUS Rulemaking, Calls for More Transparency

Filed in Advocacy, Environment by on January 13, 2022 0 Comments
NAHB Actively Engaged in WOTUS Rulemaking, Calls for More Transparency

The Biden administration’s process for withdrawing the Trump administration’s “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition under the Clean Water Act and replace it with a another WOTUS definition has broad ramifications affecting land developers, home builders and countless other small businesses.

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Elevated Inflation and Higher Interest Rates in 2022

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 13, 2022 2 Comments
Elevated Inflation and Higher Interest Rates in 2022

For the first time since the early 1980s, the U.S. economy is experiencing a period of elevated inflation. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides more details in this overview of key issues impacting the housing industry.

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Jan. 19 PPP Webinar Looks at Loan Reimbursement for NAHB Members

Filed in Advocacy, Education, Legal by on January 12, 2022 0 Comments
Jan. 19 PPP Webinar Looks at Loan Reimbursement for NAHB Members

Any small business owner who took out a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) small business loan will want to sign up for a free webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. ET that examines PPP loan reimbursement and the measures taken to specifically help NAHB members.

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IRS Extends COVID-19 Relief Following NAHB Request

Filed in Advocacy, Multifamily, Tax Reform by on January 11, 2022 0 Comments
IRS Extends COVID-19 Relief Following NAHB Request

Last summer, NAHB and other groups requested the IRS extend some of the COVID-19 relief granted one year ago. Today, the agency released Notice 2022-05, which grants the extensions we specifically requested, along with other additional relief because of ongoing issues involving COVID-19.

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Podcast: 2022 Economic Outlook with NAHB Chief Economist

Filed in Advocacy, Economics by on January 7, 2022 0 Comments
Podcast: 2022 Economic Outlook with NAHB Chief Economist

In the first Housing Developments episode of 2022, NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz sits down with co-hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin to provide his economic outlook for the year ahead.

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Domestic Sawmill Output Continues to Lag Home Construction

Filed in Advocacy, Labor, Material Costs by on January 7, 2022 1 Comment
Domestic Sawmill Output Continues to Lag Home Construction

New construction has been unable to add needed supply to the market because domestic production from the sawmill industry has not kept pace with home construction gains since mid-2020, resulting in unsustainable gains for home prices.

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