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Featured Panelist on This Week in Missouri Politics: KCHBA EO Will Ruder

Posted on September 22, 2020

On the Sept. 20 show of This Week in Missouri Politics, Scott Faughn sat down with KCHBA Executive Officer Will Ruder and Danny Pfeifer of the Catalyst Group to discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on housing in Kansas City a...

National Economic Council Hears NAHB Concerns on Lumber

Posted on September 9, 2020

In a special webcast for association leaders and members across the land on NAHB efforts to combat rising lumber prices and supply shortages, NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke said that Senior Officers held talks with members of the ...

Average New Home Price Now $14,000 Higher Due to Lumber

Posted on August 31, 2020

According to NAHB’s standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home, the recent spike in softwood lumber prices has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $14,116 since April 17....

NAHB Committee and Council Application Period Now Open

Posted on August 25, 2020

The online application for NAHB committees and council board of trustees appointments is now live. NAHB committees and councils meet during the Spring and Fall Leadership Meetings and at the International Builders’ Sho...

Virtual Local Economic Update

Posted on August 20, 2020

The event originally scheduled to take place at Hallbrook on Aug. 26 will now be online. Registration required to receive meeting link. Hear Chris Kuehl, Ph.D., answer questions such as: What impact will Covid-19 have on ...

SBA Issues FAQ on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Posted on August 20, 2020

The Small Business Administration has issued an FAQ on loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Any members who have received PPP loans must be very careful that they follow all conditions and requirement...

Masks Now Required in Certain Areas of the KC Metro

Posted on July 2, 2020

Following recent executive orders announced in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Mo., Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has also announced that as of Friday, July 3, face masks are required in public spaces. "Under the order, most ...

KCMO, WyCo to Start Requiring Masks

Posted on June 28, 2020

Due to the increase in positive cases of Covid-19 recently in the Kansas City metropolitan area, both Wyandotte County, Kan., and the city of Kansas City, Mo., have issued new orders regarding the wearing of masks. Wyandot...

NAHB Spring Board Meeting Details

Posted on June 15, 2020

As a member of the KCHBA, you have access to an enormous catalog of resources through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). And since we’re like every one else, we want to make sure we’re getting what we pay f...

KC MADE Winners Announced Live on Facebook

Posted on June 3, 2020

On Sunday, May 31, KCHBA Workforce Chairman Drake Vidrine and KCHBA Executive Vice President Will Ruder went live on Facebook to announce the winners of this year’s KC MADE competition. During the week leading up to th...