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Action on Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Tariffs Needed to Boost Housing Affordability 

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on October 20, 2021 2 Comments
Action on Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Tariffs Needed to Boost Housing Affordability 

NAHB today called on Congress and the Biden administration to help ease building material supply chain bottlenecks that are harming housing affordability by removing trade barriers and seeking solutions to port congestion and persistent delays in truck and rail transportation.

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NAHB Calls on Biden to Act on Lumber and Supply Chain Bottlenecks

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on October 7, 2021 8 Comments
NAHB Calls on Biden to Act on Lumber and Supply Chain Bottlenecks

With lumber price volatility continuing and supply chain bottlenecks for lumber and other building materials causing significant delays, NAHB is calling on the White House to take action.

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Builders Engage Policymakers in Supply Chain Roundtable

Filed in Material Costs by on August 4, 2021 0 Comments
Builders Engage Policymakers in Supply Chain Roundtable

Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) hosted a virtual home building supply chain roundtable yesterday with Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo to address disruptions that have resulted in soaring construction costs.

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Led by OSB, Lumber Products Now Add Nearly $30K to the Price of a New Home, $92 to Rent

Led by OSB, Lumber Products Now Add Nearly $30K to the Price of a New Home, $92 to Rent

Changes in prices for softwood lumber products that occurred between April 17, 2020 and July 8, 2021 have added $29,833 to the price of an average new single-family home, and $9,990 to the market value of an average new multifamily home, according to NAHB’s latest estimates. The increase in multifamily value, in turn, translates to households paying $92 a month more to rent a new apartment.

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At NAHB’s Urging, White House Holds Supply Chain Summit

At NAHB’s Urging, White House Holds Supply Chain Summit

NAHB’s tireless efforts to engage the White House to convene a home building materials supply chain summit to seek out solutions to end production bottlenecks that have resulted in soaring material prices has borne fruit.

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Why Builders Stick with Lumber Despite Price Hikes and Shortages

Filed in Economics, Material Costs by on July 12, 2021 5 Comments
Why Builders Stick with Lumber Despite Price Hikes and Shortages

With builders grappling with record-high lumber prices and supply shortages over the past year, why are so few willing to switch away from traditional wood framing methods? A June 2021 survey for the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) reveals several reasons, but one stands out above the rest.

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Strategies Builders Employ to Combat Rising Building Material Costs and Shortages

Strategies Builders Employ to Combat Rising Building Material Costs and Shortages

Single-family builders have taken several steps to counteract rising building material prices and shortages. More than 50% report taking these two specific actions.

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NAHB Chairman Urges Congress to Boost Lumber Production from Federal Lands

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on June 29, 2021 9 Comments
NAHB Chairman Urges Congress to Boost Lumber Production from Federal Lands

To help resolve lumber supply shortages and rein in elevated prices, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke today called on Congress to increase domestic lumber production from federal lands, both as a means to improve housing affordability and address the resilience of our national forests.

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Building Materials Top Housing Concerns

Filed in Economics, Material Costs, Trends by on May 17, 2021 18 Comments
Building Materials Top Housing Concerns

Builder confidence held stable in May, despite growing concerns over the price and availability of most building materials, including lumber.

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Lawmakers Urge Action on Lumber; U.S. Trade Rep. to “Push for Solutions to the Lumber Pricing Issues”

Lawmakers Urge Action on Lumber; U.S. Trade Rep. to “Push for Solutions to the Lumber Pricing Issues”

Members of Congress and the Biden administration are heeding the concerns of NAHB and its grassroots on the need to take action to resolve soaring lumber prices, supply shortages and tariffs that are hurting home builders, home buyers, the housing sector and the economy.

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