NHC lauds Senate’s rejection of Trump budget cuts

The National Housing Conference strongly supports the U.S. Senate’s rejection of a procedural vote to consider President Donald Trump’s $15 billion budget rescission package by a vote of 48-50. “The Senate vote was an important stand against a deeply flawed budget policy that would harm affordable housing efforts at a time when they are needed most,” said David M. Dworkin, president and CEO of the National Housing Conference.

NAHMA Wins Prestigious Award for Specialist in Housing Credit Management Certification Program

The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA)’s Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) certification program has been named a 2018 Silver Power of A Award winner in the Power to Create a Competitive Workforce category by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).
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ABC Applauds Final Rule on Association Health Plans

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today released the following statement from Sam Melamed, CEO of the ABC Insurance Trust, following the U.S. Department of Labor’s release of its final rule on Association Health Plans (AHPs)

CRL on Harvard Report: Inequality in Housing Harms Economic Growth

Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) released its annual report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2018. Published annually since 1988, this year’s report again identifies trends and changes in housing. Key to this year’s findings are:

Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

Mortgage applications increased 5.1 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 15, 2018.

On its 30th Anniversary, Harvard State of Nation’s Housing Report Shows Severe Lack of...

The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ 30th annual The State of the Nation’s Housing report shows that, since the study’s inaugural release in 1988, the number of households burdened by housing costs in America has risen by nearly 14 million.

Existing-Home Sales Backpedal, Decrease 0.4 Percent in May

Existing-home sales fell back for the second straight month in May, as only the Northeast region saw an uptick in activity, according to the National Association of Realtors. Total existing-home sales1, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, decreased 0.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.43 million in May from downwardly revised 5.45 million in April

NAR Applauds Rule Making Realtors® Eligible to Participate in Association Health Plans

The U.S Department of Labor today finalized its rule to expand the definition of “employer” to include “working owners,” allowing real estate professionals and other self-employed individuals to participate in association health plans. The ruling also makes AHPs available to independent contractors who are offered coverage through a spouse, the current source of coverage for roughly 40 percent of Realtors
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Appraisal Institute Releases Guide to Residential ‘Green’ Addendum

The Appraisal Institute, the nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers, today released a guide to complete and use the organization’s “Residential Green and Energy Efficient Addendum.”

Creating Better Communities: Thirteen Finalists Selected for the Urban Land Institute’s 2018 Jack Kemp...

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Terwilliger Center for Housinghas announced the finalists for this year’s Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award, which honors exemplary developments that ensure housing affordability for people with a range of incomes.


Tenant companies looking to attract and retain the best talent increasingly are placing more demands on commercial building owners and managers to offer premium amenities and services to help them with this goal. On Tuesday, June 26, at 8:30am, a panel of experts will share how they are meeting evolving tenant expectations and which amenities future tenants may come to expect as part of the 2018 BOMA International Conference & Expo.

MBA Statement on Kathy Kraninger Nomination to be BCFP Director

Dave Motley, CMB, Chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) and President of Colonial Savings, F.A., released the following statement regarding President Trump's nomination of Kathy Kraninger to become the next Director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP)

Urban Land Institute to Advise the Jacksonville Transportation Authority on Connectivity and Downtown Revitalization

Nationally Renowned Real Estate and Urban Development Experts to Visit City June 17-22 WASHINGTON (June 18, 2018) — A group of nationally renowned land use...
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POAH names Judith S. Jacobson as new General Counsel/Managing Director

POAH has named Judith S. Jacobson as it new General Counsel/Managing Director starting September 4. Jacobson has over 30 years of experience in the affordable housing and community development field. She has been the deputy director and general counsel at Massachusetts Housing Partnership since 1996. 

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.

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