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Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition Technology Sessions to Feature Modular Multifamily Housing

National
The pandemic has raised the stakes on building technology that already was constantly evolving. From virtual design and construction for facilities management to innovative structure
Appraisal Institute

Craig Steinley Elected 2021 Appraisal Institute Vice President

National
Craig Steinley, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS, AI-RRS, of Rapid City, South Dakota, was elected 2021 vice president of the nation's largest professional association of real estate appraisers Thursday by its Board of Directors during the Board's virtual meeting.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 20,000 EMPLOYEES IN JULY BUT NONRESIDENTIAL EMPLOYMENT DIPS; ASSOCIATION WARNS SKID...

National
Gains in July are Limited to Residential Side as State and Local Governments and Private Owners Postpone And Cancel Upcoming
NLCHP

HUD Rules Promote Discrimination, Undermine Equality

National
Late last week, the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) announced two rule changes to undo previous anti-discrimination rules for housing and homeless shelters.
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

National
Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
FEMA

FEMA Approves Over $16 Million in Additional Funds for 88 Recovery Projects

National
In the face of recent weather disturbances, FEMA along with Puerto Rico's Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction and Resilience, or COR3, approved over $16 million in additional grants for repairs after Hurricane María.
CHA

CHA has grand send-off for 150 college-bound students at annual event

National
About 150 public housing residents heading off to college for the first time are being bid a fond farewell this week – and given complimentary dorm room supplies – in CHA's 2020 curbside edition of the annual "Take Flight College Send-Off."
Construction Loans

Construction Loans

National
There are plenty of reasons to build your own home. The level of customization you get to have about every aspect of the building process means that you can build your home to your exact specifications and fit your own needs.

Trump and Carson’s Latest Attack on Fair Housing Racially Motivated and Unlawful

National
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson announced today – without following a required notice and comment process – a final rule that would eviscerate all oversight of state and local government compliance with fair housing laws.
FEMA

Readiness Builds Resilience for People with Disabilities

National
All residents should prepare to be self-sufficient in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane and take steps to protect their property. Those with disabilities and others with access
NAR

NAR’s Victoria Gillespie, Shannon McGahn named “Women of Influence” by HousingWire

National
National Association of Realtors®’ senior executives Victoria Gillespie and Shannon McGahn have been recognized as part of HousingWire’s 2020 “Women of Influence” awards.
Appraisal Institute

Upzoning Can Impact Appraisals, Places Emphasis on Highest and Best Use Analysis: Valuation Magazine

National
Many cities see upzoning as an effective way to expand affordable housing, but zoning changes can impact appraisals, so appraisers need to analyze the highest and best use of the property
NAHB

Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Bounces Back in Second Quarter

National
Builder confidence in the single-family 55+ housing market bounced back in the second quarter, jumping 27 points to 65, according to the National Association of Home Builders' (NAHB) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) released today
NeighborWorks America

NeighborWorks annual survey identifies increased financial challenges, widening homeownership gap

National
The results of the newly released annual Housing and Financial Capability Survey from NeighborWorks America reveal that a significant and growing share of the American public is vulnerable
NHC

NHC condemns elimination of Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule

National
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will eliminate the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation and replace it with a new rule, Preserving Community and Neighborhood Choice.
FEMA

President Donald J. Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Texas

Texas
FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Texas to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Hanna from July 25, 2020, and continuing
NAHB

Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on HUD Decision to Terminate Affirmatively Furthering Fair...

National
Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., issued the following statement over the Department of Housing

Leading Civil Rights & Housing Groups Condemn President’s Effort to Gut Fair Housing, Use...

National
A coalition of civil rights, affordable housing and consumer advocacy organizations condemned the move by the Trump administration to eliminate a critical tool for addressing systemic racism and segregation in our communities.  In its haste to undermine this central component of the Fair Housing Act, the administration has done an end run around the normal rulemaking process and adopted a new Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule by executive fiat.

Trump and Carson’s Latest Attack on Fair Housing Racially Motivated and Unlawful

National
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson announced today – without following a required notice and comment process – a final rule that would eviscerate all oversight of state and local government compliance with fair housing laws.

Pelosi Statement on Trump Roll Back of Fair Housing Rule

National
Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Trump Administration revoked the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule designed to fight racial discrimination in housing. “The Trump Administration’s elimination of the fair housing rule is a betrayal of our nation’s founding values of equality and opportunity for all.

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FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.

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NIBS

Building Innovation 2020: Virtual Edition Technology Sessions to Feature Modular Multifamily...

The pandemic has raised the stakes on building technology that already was constantly evolving. From virtual design and construction for facilities management to innovative structure