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House Democrats Seek Overhaul of Energy Tax Incentives

Filed in Advocacy, Tax Reform by on September 20, 2021 0 Comments
House Democrats Seek Overhaul of Energy Tax Incentives

The House is moving forward with its $2 trillion tax plan, which includes significant changes to energy tax incentives used for residential construction and remodeling.  Many of these proposed changes are positive, but some would diminish the utility of these credits moving forward. 

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Good and Bad Housing Provisions in $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Plan

Good and Bad Housing Provisions in $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Plan

House Democrats are working to draft a $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan that includes onerous tax hikes of $2 trillion and aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes that would harm housing affordability. This ambitious plan also contains several other elements of interest to the housing community.

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Number of Women in Construction Edges Higher

Number of Women in Construction Edges Higher

The number of women employed in the construction industry in the United States grew slightly in 2020, rising to around 1.17 million workers. The number reflects about 10.9% of the construction workforce, up from 10.3% in 2019, a recent analysis of labor force statistics from the Current Population Survey (CPS) showed.

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Motivating the Next Generation of Home Builders

Motivating the Next Generation of Home Builders

Members of the NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council share what they are doing locally to help fill the labor gap, inspiring the next generation of home builders to join the field and conveying the benefits of the industry as a rewarding career and a viable alternative to a college degree and associated student debt.

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Podcast: NAHB Associate Member Inspires Women to Join the Trades

Filed in Membership, Workforce Development by on September 15, 2021 1 Comment
Podcast: NAHB Associate Member Inspires Women to Join the Trades

NAHB members across the Federation are taking action to help address the chronic labor shortages facing the industry. In the latest episode of NAHB’s podcast, Housing Developments, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin talk with Associate member Mollie Elkman, president and owner of Group Two, about her new children’s book, “The House That SHE Built.”

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Biden Nominates Alanna McCargo as President of Ginnie Mae

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on September 15, 2021 0 Comments
Biden Nominates Alanna McCargo as President of Ginnie Mae

The Biden administration has announced it intends to nominate senior HUD official Alanna McCargo to be president of Ginnie Mae.

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FHFA, Treasury Suspending Certain Portions of 2021 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on September 14, 2021 0 Comments
FHFA, Treasury Suspending Certain Portions of 2021 Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced today they are suspending certain policy provisions added in January 2021 to the Preferred Stock Purchase Agreements (PSPAs) that govern Treasury’s support for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises).

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Successful Workplaces Prioritize Inclusivity Across Generations

Successful Workplaces Prioritize Inclusivity Across Generations

As we continue to celebrate NAHB Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week and the important contributions women in residential construction have on promoting, training, advancing and adding more women to the field, one NAHB member and PWB Council member recently discussed the importance of prioritizing an inclusive work environment that encompasses not only gender, but also generational, diversity.

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NAHB Opposes House Democrats’ Plan for $2 Trillion in New Taxes

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Tax Reform by on September 14, 2021 16 Comments
NAHB Opposes House Democrats’ Plan for $2 Trillion in New Taxes

NAHB is sounding the alarm to lawmakers as House Democrats within the Ways and Means Committee begin consideration of a massive overhaul of the tax code which would generate over $2 trillion in additional tax revenue over the next 10 years.

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NAHB Opposes Energy Codes Provision in Build Back Better Act

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Housing Affordability by on September 13, 2021 1 Comment
NAHB Opposes Energy Codes Provision in Build Back Better Act

NAHB has sent a letter to House Energy Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) and its members expressing strong opposition to a provision in the Build Back Better Act calling for aggressive energy efficiency requirements in model building energy codes.

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