New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on March 1, 2021 0 Comments
New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

A new study by NAHB puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership.

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Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Rising Lumber Prices

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs, Membership by on March 1, 2021 6 Comments
Video: NAHB Chairman Updates Members on Rising Lumber Prices

In this month’s Chairman’s Update, 2021 NAHB Chairman of the Board Chuck Fowke discusses the latest developments in the evolving lumber crisis and the measures NAHB is taking to address the associated issues.

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House Passes Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Package

Filed in Advocacy by on February 26, 2021 0 Comments
House Passes Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Package

The House early this morning approved President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. The House package includes a provision to gradually increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 but the Senate may strip this provision out the bill because the Senate parliamentarian has ruled it does not comply with the rules regarding budget reconciliation.

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Extend Foreclosure, Eviction Moratoriums

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Finance by on February 26, 2021 0 Comments
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Extend Foreclosure, Eviction Moratoriums

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend their moratorium on single-family foreclosures and evictions until June 30, 2021.  The foreclosure moratorium applies to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed single-family mortgages only. The eviction moratorium applies to properties that have been acquired by Fannie and Freddie through foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure transactions.

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Make Training a Priority During Ladder Safety Month

Filed in Safety by on February 26, 2021 0 Comments
Make Training a Priority During Ladder Safety Month

The fifth annual Ladder Safety Month, presented by the American Ladder Institute, begins on Monday, March 1. As spring building season kicks off, home builders should use this month to refresh their training on ladder safety.

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NAHB Fund Helps HBAs Advocate for Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on February 26, 2021 0 Comments
NAHB Fund Helps HBAs Advocate for Housing Affordability

Four HBAs were recently selected to receive financial assistance to overcome local housing affordability challenges.

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Podcast: An Inside Look at Appraisals and Rising Lumber Prices

Filed in Advocacy, Material Costs by on February 25, 2021 2 Comments
Podcast: An Inside Look at Appraisals and Rising Lumber Prices

On the latest episode of the Housing Developments podcast, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin have a candid discussion with Scott Reuter, chief appraiser and head of valuation at Freddie Mac, and Kurt Dinnes, founder of Sun Custom Homes in Oklahoma City, on the appraisal process during this time of skyrocketing lumber prices.

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Join Upcoming Webinar on Dismantling Structural Inequities in Zoning

Filed in Education, Land Development, Membership by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Join Upcoming Webinar on Dismantling Structural Inequities in Zoning

To provide a clear example of how different jurisdictions are re-examining structural inequities, NAHB has convened a panel to discuss how housing advocates are proposing to revise state zoning laws to reduce segregation.

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Multifamily Construction Sentiment Declines in Fourth Quarter

Filed in Economics, Multifamily by on February 25, 2021 0 Comments
Multifamily Construction Sentiment Declines in Fourth Quarter

Confidence in the market for new multifamily housing declined in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to results from the Multifamily Market Survey (MMS) released today by NAHB.

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Can High-Performance Building Strategies Decrease Lumber Demand?

Can High-Performance Building Strategies Decrease Lumber Demand?

Solving the lumber crisis is a critical priority for NAHB, particularly because of housing affordability implications. Potential solutions that use high-performance building strategies can reduce the amount of lumber needed to build a home and reduce the demand on the timber industry.

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