NAHB Remembers Code Official Gilbert Gonzales Jr.
Funeral services will be held Aug. 19 for Gilbert Gonzales Jr., a member of the International Code Council Board of Directors and a home builder’s advocate on building and energy codes.
Single-Family Starts Hold Steady in July
Nationwide housing starts fell 4.8% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million units, according to newly released data from HUD and the Commerce Department. Single-family production slipped 0.5% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 856,000 after a strong, upwardly revised June reading.
NAHB Mourns Passing of Past President Stanley Waranch
Virginia builder Stanley Waranch, a longtime association leader who served as NAHB's president in 1972, died Saturday, Aug. 12 after a long illness. Mr. Waranch was 91.
NAHB Applauds President Trump’s Order Rescinding Overreaching Flood Standard
In response to the charge led by NAHB and as part of an Executive Order to expedite federal approval for infrastructure projects, President Trump today revoked Obama’s flawed EO 13690 and the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard
HBA Awards Spotlight the Best in Association Management
NAHB is proud to announce the winners of the this year's Association Excellence Awards - HBA Awards, which honor superior HBA programming and outreach in the previous year.
Builder Confidence Springs Back with 4-Point August Jump
The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose four points in August to 68. “Our members are encouraged by rising demand in the new-home market,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “This is due to ongoing job and economic growth, attractive mortgage rates and growing consumer confidence.”
Feeling Overregulated? Call the SBA Ombudsman
After testifying about overregulation at a Small Business Adminstration roundtable this month, Randy Strauss wants to make sure that home builders don’t have to wait for an invitation to let the feds know when things are a little haywire.
Legal Action Fund Now Accepting Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the NAHB Legal Action Fund, which provides financial assistance to state and local HBAs as well as their builder/developer members involved in litigation with the potential to significantly affect the industry.
Colorado Mandates Intro to Skilled Labor in Public High Schools
A new law in Colorado aims to address one of the greatest challenges to recruiting skilled labor: dispelling the myth that all successful career paths require a college education.
HUD Announces 2-Year Suspension of Small Area Fair Market Rents
In a move that should be beneficial to multifamily builders, HUD has announced a two-year-suspension in the use of Small Area Fair Market Rents as a guideline for public housing agencies in determining their subsidy payment standards in the Housing Choice Voucher program.