Tag: COVID-19

Podcast: Award-Winning Builder Previews IBS Presentations on Post-Pandemic Home Design

Filed in Business Management, Design, IBS by on January 14, 2022 1 Comment
Podcast: Award-Winning Builder Previews IBS Presentations on Post-Pandemic Home Design

North Carolina builder Alaina Money-Garman will present a concept home at the 2022 International Builders’ Show that was built in response to consumer research about how the pandemic changed what home buyers want.

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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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Job Gains Slow in December

Filed in Economics, Labor by on January 10, 2022 0 Comments
Job Gains Slow in December

Job gains slowed sharply for the second straight month in December as the omicron variant began to spread.

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How Design Trends are Shifting to Adapt to Post-COVID Life

Filed in Design, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on December 21, 2021 3 Comments
How Design Trends are Shifting to Adapt to Post-COVID Life

Discover five factors that have recharacterized livability in single-family and multifamily interiors since the COVID-19 pandemic and remain as mainstays for many design projects.

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Court Lifts Stay on OSHA Vaccine and Testing Mandate; Compliance Dates Pushed Back

Filed in Legal by on December 20, 2021 0 Comments
Court Lifts Stay on OSHA Vaccine and Testing Mandate; Compliance Dates Pushed Back

An appeals court has lifted the stay that was blocking OSHA’s vaccination/testing rule. But the agency will allow companies more time to comply.

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Chairman’s Update: Good News on Builder Confidence, Vaccine Mandates to Wrap Up 2021

Filed in Membership by on December 3, 2021 1 Comment
Chairman’s Update: Good News on Builder Confidence, Vaccine Mandates to Wrap Up 2021

In the December Chairman’s Update, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke provides some good news to members regarding builder confidence, as measured by the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index. He also gives an update on NAHB’s response to the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for COVID-19 vaccine mandates.  

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NAHB Files Petition for Review on OSHA Vaccine and Testing Standard

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Legal by on November 15, 2021 5 Comments
NAHB Files Petition for Review on OSHA Vaccine and Testing Standard

The petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit asks the court to examine OSHA’s rule requiring companies with more than 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly testing.

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NAHB Publishes Guidance for Members on OSHA Vaccination and Testing Rule

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on November 12, 2021 3 Comments
NAHB Publishes Guidance for Members on OSHA Vaccination and Testing Rule

The new mandates are being fought in court, but some provisions go into effect Dec. 6, and OSHA inspectors could issue violations beginning then.

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ALL NAHB Members Who Have Received a PPP Loan Can Have Their Loan Forgiven

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Legal, Membership by on October 5, 2021 4 Comments
ALL NAHB Members Who Have Received a PPP Loan Can Have Their Loan Forgiven

It may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t: Thanks to NAHB’s recent legal victory, every NAHB member who has received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan can have their loan forgiven.

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FHFA Extends COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance Indefinitely

Filed in Disaster Response, Housing Finance, Multifamily by on September 24, 2021 1 Comment
FHFA Extends COVID-19 Multifamily Forbearance Indefinitely

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will continue to offer COVID-19 forbearance to qualifying multifamily property owners as needed, subject to the continued tenant protections FHFA has imposed during the pandemic.

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