Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 14, 2022 2 Comments
Seattle Times Highlights NAHB’s Opposition to Lumber Tariffs

The Seattle Times has published an editorial by NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke that lays out a strong case against tariffs on Canadian lumber shipments into the United States that are fueling lumber price volatility and harming housing affordability.

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Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Legal by on January 13, 2022 5 Comments
Supreme Court Blocks OSHA Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers

The U.S. Supreme Court today voted 6-3 to block the Biden administration from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandate for employers with at least 100 workers.

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NAHB Actively Engaged in WOTUS Rulemaking, Calls for More Transparency

Filed in Advocacy, Environment by on January 13, 2022 0 Comments
NAHB Actively Engaged in WOTUS Rulemaking, Calls for More Transparency

The Biden administration’s process for withdrawing the Trump administration’s “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) definition under the Clean Water Act and replace it with a another WOTUS definition has broad ramifications affecting land developers, home builders and countless other small businesses.

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Voting for National Associate Chairman to Take Place Jan. 26

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Voting for National Associate Chairman to Take Place Jan. 26

The National Associate Chairman (NAC) election will take place virtually on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. ET. Voting instructions will be sent directly to eligible voters immediately prior to the election.

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Elevated Inflation and Higher Interest Rates in 2022

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on January 13, 2022 2 Comments
Elevated Inflation and Higher Interest Rates in 2022

For the first time since the early 1980s, the U.S. economy is experiencing a period of elevated inflation. NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides more details in this overview of key issues impacting the housing industry.

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Prominent Remodeler Geep Moore to Be Inducted Into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame

Filed in Awards, Membership, Remodeling by on January 12, 2022 6 Comments
Prominent Remodeler Geep Moore to Be Inducted Into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame

NAHB Remodelers will induct George “Geep” Moore, a remodeler and owner of Moore-Built Construction & Restoration in Elm Grove, La., into the National Remodeling Hall of Fame for his contributions to the remodeling industry. Moore will be recognized on Feb. 6 at the NAHB Remodelers Awards and Recognition meeting, held in conjunction with the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando.

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Jan. 19 PPP Webinar Looks at Loan Reimbursement for NAHB Members

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Jan. 19 PPP Webinar Looks at Loan Reimbursement for NAHB Members

Any small business owner who took out a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) small business loan will want to sign up for a free webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 1 p.m. ET that examines PPP loan reimbursement and the measures taken to specifically help NAHB members.

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IRS Extends COVID-19 Relief Following NAHB Request

Filed in Advocacy, Multifamily, Tax Reform by on January 11, 2022 0 Comments
IRS Extends COVID-19 Relief Following NAHB Request

Last summer, NAHB and other groups requested the IRS extend some of the COVID-19 relief granted one year ago. Today, the agency released Notice 2022-05, which grants the extensions we specifically requested, along with other additional relief because of ongoing issues involving COVID-19.

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Residential Building Worker Wages Grow Rapidly

Filed in Economics, Labor by on January 11, 2022 0 Comments
Residential Building Worker Wages Grow Rapidly

Average hourly earnings for residential building workers have been growing fast recently, driven by the tightening construction labor market.

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Get Ready for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

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Get Ready for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

NAHB’s special pre-show planner is now available. Use this guide in advance of the 2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) to help map out your IBS experience.

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