Non-Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports Hit a 10-Year High
In a positive development for home builders, lumber consumers and housing affordability, U.S. softwood lumber imports (excluding shipments from Canada) hit a decade high in the first quarter. European suppliers – including Australia, Germany, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Romania – accounted for nearly all the increase.
NAHB Remodelers Chair: ‘Ask Me Anything’
Are you a consumer who wants to ask a professional questions about home remodeling? Or perhaps you are a remodeler and want to ask a peer their opinion about a remodeling project? Now’s your chance!
Back by Popular Demand: Train the Trainer
If you'd like to join NAHB's outstanding team of educators or simply improve your public speaking skills, Train the Trainer is your answer. This popular course is being offered June 12 at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.
Administration to Propose Deep Cuts to HUD Programs
A budget draft obtained by POLITICO confirms a March 16 report in NAHBNow that the Trump administration plans deep spending cuts to HUD programs as part of its fiscal 2018 budget.
OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries
Thanks, in large part, to the efforts of NAHB and other industry groups that challenged the “unlawful and arbitrary” rule, OSHA has proposed the July 1 deadline be suspended until further notice.
Treasury Secretary Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified on May 18 before the Senate Banking Committee and discussed a broad range of topics of interest to the home building community. View the key issues from the two-hour Q&A session before the Senate panel.
Slow but Steady Growth for Housing
NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides a brief overview of the housing market in the latest issue of Eye on the Economy.
NAHB Targets the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Regulations
In its comments submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency this week in response to a presidential directive to "alleviate unnecessary regulatory burdens," NAHB highlighted 10 expensive and overreaching regulatory programs. It also urged continued funding for three programs facing proposed budget cuts or elimination.
New Leg Con Resources Make it Easy to Get Involved
More than 650 members have already registered for NAHB's 2017 Legislative Conference on June 14, and we've created some new resources to help ensure your congressional delegation meetings are a success.
BIA of Washington Improves Fire Reporting
Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1863, which requires the state fire service to participate in the National Fire Incident Reporting System and — thanks to an amendment initiated by the BIA of Washington — include the age of the affected building in the fire report.