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A Gift to You: 2019 All Wrapped Up

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on December 13, 2019 0 Comments
A Gift to You: 2019 All Wrapped Up

On the latest episode of the Housing Developments podcast, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin look back at 2019. Tune in to hear about our key policy wins from the year, and where we’re headed in 2020.

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3 Things Scaring Consumers Away from Smart-home Technology

Filed in Business Management, Technology by on January 14, 2016 0 Comments
3 Things Scaring Consumers Away from Smart-home Technology

Many consumers are still wary of smart-home technology, largely due to concerns regarding price, compatibility and security.

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How Women Builders Are Shaping Their Own Paths in the Industry

How Women Builders Are Shaping Their Own Paths in the Industry

Women constitute only about 11% of the construction workforce in the United States, yet some female home builders are finding ways to make their mark on the industry in key specialty areas. Three female NAHB members share their stories for NAHB Professional Women in Building Week.

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EPA Declares Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule Now in Effect

Filed in Codes and Standards, Environment by on September 3, 2021 6 Comments
EPA Declares Pre-2015 WOTUS Rule Now in Effect

Following the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona’s ruling on Monday to remand and vacate the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which defines the “waters of the U.S. (WOTUS),” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers stated that “the agencies have halted implementation of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule and are interpreting ‘waters of the United States’ consistent with the pre-2015 regulatory regime until further notice.”

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Award-Winning Spec Home Leverages Benefits of Building Healthy Homes

Filed in Awards, Design, Sustainability and Green Building by on September 3, 2021 0 Comments
Award-Winning Spec Home Leverages Benefits of Building Healthy Homes

The rise in building material prices, shortages in labor and rise in home sales prices are leading some builders to pivot from pre-sales and/or custom builds to a speculative building business model. Maximizing interest and managing build costs are critical to successfully building and selling spec homes. Here’s how one builder did it.

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Supreme Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium

Filed in Disaster Response, Legal, Multifamily by on August 27, 2021 0 Comments
Supreme Court Strikes Down CDC Eviction Moratorium

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision last night that said it was unlawful for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to unilaterally extend its eviction moratorium through Oct. 3, 2021.

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Employee vs. Independent Contractor is an Important Distinction for Builders

Filed in Labor, Legal by on August 25, 2021 9 Comments
Employee vs. Independent Contractor is an Important Distinction for Builders

It is important that home builders make hiring decisions with a clear understanding of how the law classifies workers as employees or independent contractors.

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NAHB Opposes New CDC Eviction Moratorium; DOJ Affirms NAHB Members are Exempt

Filed in Disaster Response, Multifamily by on August 3, 2021 4 Comments
NAHB Opposes New CDC Eviction Moratorium; DOJ Affirms NAHB Members are Exempt

The Centers for Disease Control today announced a new eviction moratorium targeted for U.S. counties “experiencing substantial and high levels of community transmission levels” of COVID-19. NAHB opposes the new order and instead encourages states and localities to disperse the billions of dollars in federal funds still available to provide relief to renters.

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Labor Department Rescinds Trump-Era Joint Employer Rule; A Democratic Majority at NLRB

Filed in Labor, Legal by on July 29, 2021 1 Comment
Labor Department Rescinds Trump-Era Joint Employer Rule; A Democratic Majority at NLRB

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced it will rescind a joint employer rule that took effect in March 2020. In a separate development, the Senate yesterday confirmed two of President Biden’s nominees to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), giving the Democrats a 3-2 majority.

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FHFA Announces Multifamily Tenant Protections

Filed in Disaster Response, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on July 28, 2021 4 Comments
FHFA Announces Multifamily Tenant Protections

The Federal Housing Finance Agency today announced that tenants of multifamily properties with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac who are subject to eviction for nonpayment of rent must be given 30 days’ notice to vacate before the tenant can be required to leave the unit.

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