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NAHB

Builder Confidence Slips Two Points as Lumber Prices Soar

Builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes fell two points to 68 in June on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). The decline was due in large part to sharply elevated lumber prices, although sentiment remains on solid footing.
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Randy Noel on EPA Sending Revised WOTUS Rule to OMB

Randy Noel, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from LaPlace, La., issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that a revised Waters of the U.S. rule has been sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
ASE

Energy Efficient Codes Coalition Statement On Mayors Resolution

On Monday, June 11, 2018, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously adopted a resolution in support of America’s model building energy code, the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), as a cost-effective strategy to lower energy waste in the buildings sector and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
32BJ SEIU

32BJ Building Workers in Long Island Reach Tentative Agreement with Realty Advisory Board

32BJ SEIU’s Long Island bargaining committee and the Realty Advisory Board have reached a tentative agreement that would provide raises of thousands of dollars yearly over four years, maintain health care and increase funding for retirement benefits. If ratified by the members
ULI

Affordable Housing Policies, Programs in New York City, Los Angeles County, and the States...

Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of New York City, Los Angeles County, and the states of New Jersey and New York have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award.

CITIZENS HOUSING & PLANNING COUNCIL STUDY FINDS SIGNIFICANT QUALITY-OF-LIFE IMPROVEMENTS IN NYCHA PILOT PROJECT...

Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) today released an interim study examining an innovative New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) pilot program that transferred management of six Section 8 properties to a new public-private partnership, Triborough Preservation Partners, making new capital funds available for repairs and introducing new property management.
Financial Services Committee

House Passes Bill to Expand Housing Options for Individuals Recovering From Opioid Addiction

On Thursday, the House passed H.R. 5735, the Transitional Housing for Recovery in Viable Environments Demonstration Program Act of 2018, or the THRIVE Act by a vote of 230-173. The opioid crisis strikes the hearts of communities around the nation. By using federal resources more efficiently and effectively, including housing programs, Congress can better address the needs of individuals recovering from opioid addiction.
ULI

The World’s Top Real Estate Leaders to Gather in Boston for the Urban Land...

Nearly 7,000 of the world’s foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) 2018 Fall Meeting, set for October 8-11 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary, member-driven real estate organization dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.
ULI

Affordable Housing Policies, Programs in New York City, Los Angeles County, and the States...

Affordable and workforce housing policies and programs put in place by the governments of New York City, Los Angeles County, and the states of New Jersey and New York have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Larson Housing Policy Leadership Award
FTC

FTC Requires Construction Company CRH plc to Divest Facilities in Montana, Nebraska and Kansas...

The Federal Trade Commission will require Dublin, Ireland-based construction company CRH plc to divest facilities in three states as part of a settlement resolving charges that CRH’s $3.5 billion acquisition of its Kansas-based competitor Ash Grove Cement Company is anticompetitive and violates federal antitrust law.
NIBS

Two Weeks Left to Submit an Abstract to Present at Building Innovation 2019

Potential presenters, there are only two weeks left to submit an abstract to present at Building Innovation 2019: The National Institute of Building Sciences Seventh Annual Conference and Expo. Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in the industry’s only all-inclusive Conference where members of the entire building community come together to connect
NAAHQ

NAAHL Talks Innovative Strategies for Affordable Housing and Community Reinvestment at Annual Conference

The National Association of Affordable Housing Lenders (NAAHL) will host their Annual Policy & Practice Conference titled, “Scaling Innovative Strategies for Affordable Housing” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. This year’s conference will feature a discussion with Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting about his plans to update rules implementing the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a law that requires banks to help meet community credit needs, including those of low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
NAHB

More than 30 Percent of Multifamily Development Cost Attributable to Regulation, According to New...

Regulation imposed by all levels of government accounts for an average of 32.1 percent of multifamily development costs, according to new research released today by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). In fact, in a quarter of cases, that number can reach as high as 42.6 percent.
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton to File Amendments to Strike All Anti-D.C. Riders from Committee-Passed D.C. Appropriations Bill

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today said she will file amendments to strike all five anti-home-rule riders from the House fiscal year 2019 District of Columbia Appropriations bill, which was passed by the House Appropriations Committee last night, when it goes to the House floor.

VA 15563 – SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Virginia Affected by Apartment...

Virginia businesses and residents affected by the Forest Glen Senior Apartment Complex Fire in Centreville on May 2, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda McMahon announced today

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