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NAHB Tells HUD to Prioritize Housing Affordability

NAHB Tells HUD to Prioritize Housing Affordability

On June 21, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard met with Lopa Kolluri, HUD’s Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Housing-Federal Housing Administration, and her leadership team to discuss housing affordability concerns.

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Biden Replaces FHFA Director Following Supreme Court Ruling

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on June 23, 2021 1 Comment
Biden Replaces FHFA Director Following Supreme Court Ruling

President Biden moved quickly to replace Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Director Mark Calabria after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the FHFA director can be removed at will. This evening he named Sandra  L. Thompson as Acting Director of FHFA.

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NAHB’s Supply Chain Webinar Series Continues This Week

Filed in Education, Material Costs, Membership by on June 21, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB’s Supply Chain Webinar Series Continues This Week

NAHB’s Navigating Lumber Prices and Supply Chain Challenges webinar series resumes this week with two webinars focused on managing customer expectations and utilizing contracts to protect your bottom line.

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FHA Acts to Remove Homeownership Barriers for Those With Student Loan Debt

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on June 18, 2021 0 Comments
FHA Acts to Remove Homeownership Barriers for Those With Student Loan Debt

At NAHB’s urging, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today announced updates to its student loan monthly payment calculations to take steps to remove barriers and provide more access to affordable single-family FHA-insured mortgage financing for creditworthy individuals with student loan debt.

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Housing Prices Likely to Remain High as Supply Remains Low, Disproportionately Affecting Minorities

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on June 17, 2021 0 Comments
Housing Prices Likely to Remain High as Supply Remains Low, Disproportionately Affecting Minorities

The pandemic has not only created a shift in housing demand; it has also shone a brighter light on housing disparities, according to The State of the Nation’s Housing 2021 report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

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Could Rising Materials Prices Leave You Without Enough Insurance Coverage?

Filed in Legal, Material Costs by on June 16, 2021 0 Comments
Could Rising Materials Prices Leave You Without Enough Insurance Coverage?

As home builders and remodelers adjust to soaring materials prices, one area that may be overlooked is the impact of prices on a project’s insurance coverage.

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Use This NAHB Resource to Help Select New Home Building Materials

Filed in Business Management, Material Costs by on June 15, 2021 0 Comments
Use This NAHB Resource to Help Select New Home Building Materials

NAHB has developed a guide to help builders gather information from manufacturers and distributors when considering new home building materials.

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Rising Material Challenges, Declining Builder Sentiment

Filed in Economics, Material Costs, Trends by on June 15, 2021 19 Comments
Rising Material Challenges, Declining Builder Sentiment

Home builder confidence dipped to its lowest level since August 2020 on rising material prices and supply chain shortages, according to the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI).

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EPA Seeks to Revise Definition of Waters of the U.S.

Filed in Advocacy, Environment by on June 10, 2021 8 Comments
EPA Seeks to Revise Definition of Waters of the U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of the Army have announced their intent to revise the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). EPA Administrator Michael Regan says that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule enacted during the Trump administration to define WOTUS “is leading to significant environmental degradation.”

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Mental Health Action Day Reveals Huge Demand for Resources

Filed in Advocacy, Safety by on June 10, 2021 0 Comments
Mental Health Action Day Reveals Huge Demand for Resources

NAHB proudly participated in the first Mental Health Action Day to turn mental health awareness into action. The response revealed demand for member resources.

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