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Congress Averts Government Shutdown

Filed in Advocacy by on December 3, 2021 0 Comments
Congress Averts Government Shutdown

Stopgap funding will keep the federal government operating through Feb. 18, 2022.

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Take Action Now to Fight the New Lumber Tariffs

Filed in Material Costs, Membership by on December 3, 2021 0 Comments
Take Action Now to Fight the New Lumber Tariffs

Contact your members of Congress today and urge them to tell President Biden to negotiate an updated softwood lumber agreement with Canada and increase U.S. lumber production by harvesting more timber from U.S. forest lands.

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Doubling Lumber Tariffs, Ongoing Labor Shortages Add to Inflation Concerns

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on December 2, 2021 0 Comments
Doubling Lumber Tariffs, Ongoing Labor Shortages Add to Inflation Concerns

Financial markets and policymakers are indicating rising risks for the overall economy. Higher inflation is the top near-term concern, after the Consumer Price Index reported a 6.2% year-over-year gain in October — the largest increase in more than 30 years.

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Sens. Shaheen, Moran Send Strong Message to Commerce Secretary Opposing Lumber Tariffs

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on December 1, 2021 0 Comments
Sens. Shaheen, Moran Send Strong Message to Commerce Secretary Opposing Lumber Tariffs

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies, recently sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo opposing the Commerce action to double tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 18%.

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FHA Increases Loan Limits for 2022

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on December 1, 2021 2 Comments
FHA Increases Loan Limits for 2022

The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has announced its loan limits for 2022. The nationwide rise in median home prices indicates most buyers across the country will see increases.

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FHFA Boosts Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

Filed in Housing Finance by on November 30, 2021 4 Comments
FHFA Boosts Conforming Loan Limits for 2022

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that the maximum baseline conforming loan limits for mortgages acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2022 will rise to $647,200 — an increase of $98,950 from $548,250 in 2021.

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Podcast: DCCC Executive Director Discusses Redistricting, Elections and Infrastructure

Filed in Advocacy by on November 30, 2021 0 Comments
Podcast: DCCC Executive Director Discusses Redistricting, Elections and Infrastructure

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin sit down with the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Tim Persico, to discuss a wide range of topics.

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The House That SHE Built Sold in Utah

Filed in Workforce Development by on November 29, 2021 2 Comments
The House That SHE Built Sold in Utah

The House That SHE Built, a new home in Saratoga Springs, Utah designed and built by an all-female crew, recently sold. Much of the proceeds from the sale will be going to advance efforts to get more women in construction, thanks to the work of many volunteers and sponsors.

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NAHB Condemns Commerce Action to Double Tariffs on Canadian Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on November 24, 2021 21 Comments
NAHB Condemns Commerce Action to Double Tariffs on Canadian Lumber

In a blow to housing affordability and a move strongly opposed by NAHB, the Commerce Department today moved forward today with its next administrative review to double the tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the U.S. from 9% to 17.9%.

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How to Encourage Women to Join the Construction Industry

Filed in Workforce Development by on November 22, 2021 2 Comments
How to Encourage Women to Join the Construction Industry

Consultants at Builders Mutual provide answers to pressing questions about how to encourage women to join the construction industry.

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