Current Government Affairs Issues

Stay current with the most recent and pressing issues affecting our industry.

HBA Backs Bill to Support Homeowners Rights to Smooth Buying Process

Posted on February 19, 2018

When building their dream homes, families cannot afford significant delays or constant changes that hinder the construction process. Yet homeowners and home builders continually experience time-consuming and costly inconsiste...

FHFA Establishes Affordable Housing Goals for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Posted on February 9, 2018

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has published a final rule establishing single-family and multifamily housing goals for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for 2018 through 2020. The final rule sets identical benchmar...

Escalation Clause for Specified Building Materials

Posted on February 2, 2018

Given the recent lumber tariffs and President Trump's discussion about potentially incorporating additional tariffs on various items we wanted to provide you with language being used in other states related to "escalation cla...

NAHB Advocacy: Money in Your Pocket

Posted on February 2, 2018

NAHB economists have put a dollar value on selected member benefits and advocacy victories achieved in 2017. Add it up, and you get an average of $7,500 per housing start for a typical builder. That figure demonstrates...

Apply Now for NAHB Legal Action Fund

Posted on November 27, 2017

The deadline is fast approaching 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 significantl...

Builders Fly to Washington to Push for Homeownership Tax Credit

Posted on November 14, 2017

More than 50 builders from across the nation are traveling to Washington this week to hold meetings with key House and Senate Republican leaders and urge them to include a homeownership tax credit in tax reform legislatio...

Senate Tax Reform Bill: Better for Affordable Housing

Posted on November 14, 2017

The Senate tax reform legislation represents a much better deal for multifamily developers and members of the affordable housing community. Late Thursday night, the Senate Finance Committee released its tax reform prop...

2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

Posted on November 9, 2017

As states and jurisdictions prepare to upgrade to the latest building and energy codes released by the International Code Council (ICC), NAHB has already prepared resources so HBAs can suggest cost-effective changes to im...

NAHB Prepares Tax Reform Offensive

Posted on October 30, 2017

NAHB continues to decry the House of Representatives’ rejection of a home ownership tax credit that would include both mortgage interest and property taxes to benefit up to 37 million additional home owners, and has served ...

NAHB Opposes Tax Reform Plan

Posted on October 30, 2017

NAHB has come out in official opposition to the House Republican tax reform legislation to be unveiled Nov. 1. The sudden shift came after the House leadership unexpectedly informed NAHB CEO Jerry Howard that a meaningful h...