Housing Affordability

NAHB Joins With Key Lawmakers to Stand Up for Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on October 20, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Joins With Key Lawmakers to Stand Up for Housing

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke today participated in an event on Capitol Hill with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and leaders of several other housing organizations to call on Congress to keep housing funding in the Build Back Better package.

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Action on Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Tariffs Needed to Boost Housing Affordability 

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on October 20, 2021 1 Comment
Action on Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Tariffs Needed to Boost Housing Affordability 

NAHB today called on Congress and the Biden administration to help ease building material supply chain bottlenecks that are harming housing affordability by removing trade barriers and seeking solutions to port congestion and persistent delays in truck and rail transportation.

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FHFA Announces Two Measures to Advance Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Housing Finance by on October 18, 2021 0 Comments
FHFA Announces Two Measures to Advance Housing Affordability

Over the coming months, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will expand certain eligibility requirements for their RefiNow and Refi Possible refinance programs aimed at assisting low-income borrowers. Additionally, they will be incorporating desktop appraisals into their selling guides for new purchase loans.

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Join NAHB for a Free Discussion on International Housing Affordability

Filed in Housing Affordability, IHA by on October 13, 2021 0 Comments
Join NAHB for a Free Discussion on International Housing Affordability

NAHB is hosting next week a free Shop Talk — an informal, peer-to-peer discussion — on how home builders can work with their communities to address all the needs across the housing continuum.

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NAHB Calls on Biden to Act on Lumber and Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on October 7, 2021 8 Comments
NAHB Calls on Biden to Act on Lumber and Supply Chain Bottlenecks

With lumber price volatility continuing and supply chain bottlenecks for lumber and other building materials causing significant delays, NAHB is calling on the White House to take action.

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New Offsite Construction Resource for BSC Members

New Offsite Construction Resource for BSC Members

To help builders interested in adopting building systems as part of their business model, NAHB has made available a “Homebuilders Guide to Offsite Construction” to provide an overview of the offsite construction industry and the various building systems.

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Affordability Headwinds Will Increase

Affordability Headwinds Will Increase

While the housing market is showing signs of stabilizing after a period of cooling, housing affordability will decrease in the quarters ahead. Home prices are up more than 30%, on average nationwide since the start of 2020. And interest rates will rise as the Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy.

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HUD Resources on Housing Production and Cost Reinforce NAHB Land Development Policy

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Land Development by on September 22, 2021 0 Comments
HUD Resources on Housing Production and Cost Reinforce NAHB Land Development Policy

Recent releases from HUD support land development policies for which NAHB has been actively advocating. Learn more about the issues and NAHB resources to help educate the public on the impact such policies can have on housing affordability.

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

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Tax Reform by on September 14, 2021 22 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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