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Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Construction Skills Bootcamp Combats Workforce Shortage

Colorado Homebuilding Academy’s new free Construction Skills Bootcamp graduates students with a solid foundation of construction skills, exposure to different skilled trades, OSHA-10 certification, career support and networking, and a set of starter tools.

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DHS Designation for Home Building as ‘Essential’ is Not Mandatory

DHS Designation for Home Building as ‘Essential’ is Not Mandatory

The Department of Homeland Security designation of residential construction as an “Essential Infrastructure Business” is good news for the housing industry. However, the designation is advisory in nature and should not be considered a federal directive or standard. To help members determine where builders can stay on the job, NAHB has created a map detailing which states and municipalities have enacted orders that may impact builders.

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DHS Designates Residential Construction as ‘Essential Infrastructure Business’

DHS Designates Residential Construction as ‘Essential Infrastructure Business’

In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, 90 companies and organizations today called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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How to Help Builders Stay on the Job

How to Help Builders Stay on the Job

NAHB is committed to ensuring members continue to operate their businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic as certain states and local municipalities explore “remain in place” orders. Learn more about the advocacy and business resources available to impacted jurisdictions on nahb.org.

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A Message from NAHB’s Chair: Working with the White House to Provide Housing Stimulus

A Message from NAHB’s Chair: Working with the White House to Provide Housing Stimulus

With the coronavirus hitting all sectors of the economy, NAHB is working diligently to mitigate its effects on the residential construction sector. In a recent call to the White House, we discussed several strategies to provide needed aid and stimulus to the housing sector in the wake of the coronavirus threat.

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San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

A diverse coalition led by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego County and local REALTORS® defeated a March 3 ballot measure that could have limited housing development in rural areas of San Diego County, Calif.

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A Red-Blue Divide on Home Construction

Filed in Economics, Home Building, Housing Trends by on March 3, 2020 3 Comments
A Red-Blue Divide on Home Construction

Nearly two-thirds of multifamily construction in the fourth quarter of 2019 occurred in “blue counties” where Hillary Clinton garnered the most votes in the 2016 election, while nearly the same percentage of single-family home building took place in “red counties” where President Trump won. And momentum for continued single-family and multifamily construction continues in the red counties, according to the latest quarterly NAHB Home Building Geography Index (HBGI).

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More than 60% of a Home’s Sales Price Goes to Construction Costs

Filed in Economics, Home Building by on March 2, 2020 4 Comments
More than 60% of a Home’s Sales Price Goes to Construction Costs

NAHB’s latest Cost of Construction Survey reveals that 61.1% of the average home sales price consisted of construction costs in 2019, up from 55.6% in 2017 but similar to the 2013 and 2015 breakdowns of 61.7% and 61.8%, respectively.

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Alabama Home Building Academy Provides Boot Camp for Skilled Trades

Alabama Home Building Academy Provides Boot Camp for Skilled Trades

One month after opening, the North Alabama Homebuilding Academy already has hundreds of students on a waiting list for the free, hands-on training aimed at opening the door to a career in the building trades.

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