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Bipartisan Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Legislation Introduced in House and Senate

Bipartisan Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Legislation Introduced in House and Senate

The House and Senate today each introduced identical bipartisan bills supported by NAHB that will improve and strengthen the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.

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NAHB Senior Officers Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Senior Officers Bring a Housing Agenda to Capitol Hill

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke and First Vice Chairman Jerry Konter recently conducted virtual and in-person meetings with congressional leaders to urge them to keep housing in the forefront of the national agenda.

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Minority Households Face Housing Affordability Challenges

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trends by on April 13, 2021 0 Comments
Minority Households Face Housing Affordability Challenges

New NAHB analysis on housing affordability based on race and ethnicity shows a wide disparity regarding the number of households that can afford a new median priced home.

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Podcast: Congress is Back in Town

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on April 13, 2021 1 Comment
Podcast: Congress is Back in Town

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss policy changes on the horizon with Congress back in session.

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Biden Seeks to Boost HUD Budget by 15%

Filed in Advocacy by on April 9, 2021 1 Comment
Biden Seeks to Boost HUD Budget by 15%

President Biden announced his fiscal year 2022 budget today and it calls for a total of $68.7 billion for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an increase of $9 billion, or 15%, over the 2021 enacted level.

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Interest Rates Moving Higher, but Home Buyer Traffic Remains Strong

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Remodeling by on April 2, 2021 1 Comment
Interest Rates Moving Higher, but Home Buyer Traffic Remains Strong

The 10-year Treasury rate temporarily increased above 1.75% this week — reaching a 14-month high. This is well ahead of forecast and will push interest rates above 3.3% for the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage.

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FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 Framework Will Alter Flood Insurance Rates

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Housing Affordability by on April 1, 2021 4 Comments
FEMA’s Risk Rating 2.0 Framework Will Alter Flood Insurance Rates

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released new details outlining the implementation of Risk Rating 2.0, an initiative to transform the National Flood Insurance Program program to make it more consumer friendly and better reflect the actual risks properties face.

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Biden’s $2 Trillion infrastructure Plan Proposes More than $200 Billion for Housing, Commercial Buildings

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on March 31, 2021 39 Comments
Biden’s $2 Trillion infrastructure Plan Proposes More than $200 Billion for Housing, Commercial Buildings

President Biden today unveiled a $2 trillion transportation and infrastructure package that includes more than $200 billion for housing to build, preserve and retrofit more than 2 million homes and commercial buildings.

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Supreme Court Rejects Manufacturer’s Attempt to Limit State Court Liability

Filed in Advocacy, Legal by on March 30, 2021 0 Comments
Supreme Court Rejects Manufacturer’s Attempt to Limit State Court Liability

In a case with implications for the home building industry, and one in which NAHB filed an amicus brief, the Supreme Court upheld previous rulings on product liability in state courts.

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NAHB is Bringing Housing Home May 3-7

NAHB is Bringing Housing Home May 3-7

NAHB is Bringing Housing Home® May 3-7 and this is your chance to make a house call on your member of Congress. The week-long Legislative Conference will give individual members and HBA delegations the opportunity to advocate for housing’s legislative priorities at in-district meetings with their members of Congress.

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