Tag: COVID-19

How Has COVID Impacted Home Buyer Preferences?

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, IBS, Trends by on March 19, 2021 0 Comments
How Has COVID Impacted Home Buyer Preferences?

NAHB’s latest edition of What Home Buyers Really Want examines home buyer preferences across the industry, including the impact that COVID-19 may have on the types of features, size and location of homes that buyers are seeking.

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Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Into Law

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on March 10, 2021 2 Comments
Biden Signs $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Bill Into Law

President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package into law on March 11.

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OSHA Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 Safety; New Safety Standard Likely Forthcoming

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on February 24, 2021 1 Comment
OSHA Issues New Guidance on COVID-19 Safety; New Safety Standard Likely Forthcoming

Late last month, OSHA issued “stronger safety guidance” on mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. This could signal a forthcoming emergency temporary standard that OSHA inspectors would enforce.

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COVID-19 Continues to Impact Home Purchasing Plans

Filed in Economics, Trends by on January 27, 2021 13 Comments
COVID-19 Continues to Impact Home Purchasing Plans

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are interested in purchasing homes, according to NAHB’s latest Housing Trends Report. The share of Americans who are considering the purchase of a home in the next 12 months was 15% in the fourth quarter of 2020, four percentage points higher than a year earlier and the largest year-over-year gain in the three-year history of this series.

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Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion Economic Rescue Package

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on January 14, 2021 6 Comments
Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion Economic Rescue Package

President-elect Joe Biden tonight proposed a $1.9 trillion economic rescue package in response to the devastating health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Get Answers to Your PPP Questions

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on January 13, 2021 2 Comments
Get Answers to Your PPP Questions

The expanded Paycheck Protection Program reopened this week and interested businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. NAHB has updated its FAQs about the program to help you get started.

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Show Village at IBSx to Highlight Three Innovative Homes

Filed in IBS, Sustainability and Green Building by on December 23, 2020 1 Comment
Show Village at IBSx to Highlight Three Innovative Homes

Looking for innovative ideas for your next project? Join the IBSx Virtual Experience for an opportunity to tour Professional Builder’s Show Village 2021.

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HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 16, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery spoke with The Hill this week on housing affordability challenges and the impact of COVID as part of NAHB’s “Building the Dream” series.

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Podcast: Outlook on COVID Relief and Future Housing Policy

Filed in Advocacy, Membership by on December 11, 2020 0 Comments
Podcast: Outlook on COVID Relief and Future Housing Policy

On the latest episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the potential for another COVID relief package and other congressional developments before the end of the year. 

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Harvard Report Underscores Increasing Housing Insecurity Concerns

Filed in Advocacy by on December 4, 2020 0 Comments
Harvard Report Underscores Increasing Housing Insecurity Concerns

Although housing has generally been a bright spot in the midst of the pandemic, the Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies recent report, “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020,” shines a spotlight on key areas for improvement — namely in the lack of supply and the impact that has on housing insecurity for many U.S. residents.

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