Housing Affordability

Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Trade by on October 21, 2020 3 Comments
Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber

Working in tandem with NAHB, nearly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Oct. 20 sent a letter to President Trump seeking urgent action on lumber supply shortages that have resulted in unprecedented price spikes in recent months that are threatening the housing industry and economic recovery.

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BUILD-PAC Town Hall Focuses on Women in the Industry

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on October 6, 2020 0 Comments
BUILD-PAC Town Hall Focuses on Women in the Industry

Special guest Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) led a wide-ranging discussion on industry issues such as housing affordability and careers in construction.

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How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Multifamily Industry

How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Multifamily Industry

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to resonate throughout the country, and has presented some unique challenges to the home building industry. Leaders in the multifamily segment shared their experiences navigating these challenges with YieldPro TV’s Power Hitters series, and how they see the industry moving forward.

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NAHB Conveys Urgent Concerns on Lumber with Commerce Secretary

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on September 28, 2020 14 Comments
NAHB Conveys Urgent Concerns on Lumber with Commerce Secretary

NAHB Senior Officers and senior staff held a 30-minute virtual meeting with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Sept. 25 to discuss the growing problem that escalating lumber prices and supply shortages are having on the housing industry and economic recovery.

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HUD Secretary Carson Discusses Agency Actions on Key Housing Issues

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Membership, Multifamily by on September 25, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Secretary Carson Discusses Agency Actions on Key Housing Issues

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Sept. 24 participated in an exclusive webinar for NAHB members and invited guests, and discussed the need to address the lumber crisis as well as HUD’s actions to address housing needs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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White House Joins NAHB in Opposing House Energy Bill

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Housing Affordability by on September 24, 2020 1 Comment
White House Joins NAHB in Opposing House Energy Bill

The White House today joined NAHB in opposing House energy bill H.R. 4447 due in part to problematic language regarding building codes that would harm housing affordability.

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Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Filed in Committees and Councils, Housing Affordability by on September 21, 2020 1 Comment
Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Eric Holt, assistant professor at the University of Denver, and his team have been exploring how off-site construction fits into affordable housing. Learn more about their report on the role modular and panelized construction can play.

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Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

Filed in Advocacy, Environment, Housing Affordability by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
Navigable Waters Protection Rule a Win for Housing Affordability, Regulatory Certainty

NAHB today told Congress that the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) that went into effect in June will help builders create more affordable housing options for hardworking American families while maintaining environmental protection of our nation’s waterways.

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National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Housing Affordability, Trade by on September 4, 2020 5 Comments
National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

In a special webcast for association leaders and now available to members on NAHB efforts to combat rising lumber prices and supply shortages, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke said that Senior Officers held talks with members of the White House National Economic Council (NEC) on Aug. 28 to discuss the impact that soaring lumber prices are having on the housing industry.

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CDC Issues Rental Eviction Moratorium Through Dec. 31

CDC Issues Rental Eviction Moratorium Through Dec. 31

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a nationwide order that will halt millions of U.S. renters from being evicted through Dec. 31, 2020. The CDC said the measure is necessary to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

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