NAHB Chief Lobbyist Participates in Housing Finance Reform Roundtable
NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin was among a few industry leaders who participated in a housing finance roundtable today organized by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
White House Seeks NAHB’s Help to Seat Gorsuch
As Senate Democrats prepare for a filibuster, the Trump Administration has called on NAHB to help speed the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court — and your association is honored to comply.
Energy Star Cuts Among Trump’s Proposals
President Trump has released a proposed budget that includes cuts to a number of programs run by the Environmental Protection Agency – including the popular Energy Star certification program for new and remodeled homes and many home appliances.
S. Robert August Named ‘Legend’ of the Industry
The NAHB National Sales and Marketing Council has honored S. Robert August, MIRM, CMP, CSP, Master CSP, with the Legend of Residential Marketing award.
100,000th Home Certified to National Green Building Standard
The National Green Building Standard Green Certification Program has reached a major milestone with certification of the 100,000th home to meet its requirements.
New Home Sales Up 6.1% in February
Sales of newly built, single-family homes continued to expand, rising 6.1% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Census Bureau.
Solar: Not for Everyone
The solar panel industry and efficiency advocates have not backed off their efforts to require all new homes to be "solar-ready." NAHB supports solar, but no mandates that give buyers no say in the matter even when solar doesn't work for them.
Congress Strikes Down OSHA Recordkeeping Rule
In a victory for NAHB and the small business community, the Senate today passed legislation approved by the House earlier this month that will overturn the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) clarification to its Volks recordkeeping rule.
House Approves NAHB-Supported Association Health Plan Bill
The House today approved the Small Business Health Fairness Act, association health plan legislation that would put small businesses on an equal footing with large employers and unions when it comes to negotiating lower insurance costs.
NHE Grant and Scholarship Application Deadline This Sunday
The National Housing Endowment offers several scholarships for students interested in careers in the home building industry. Make sure the aspiring builders you know take advantage of these opportunities to help fund their education.