Current Government Affairs News

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

Local Officials Announce New Covid-19 Guidelines

Posted on November 18, 2020

The KCHBA continually works to stay on top of the latest news and information that affects the industry and your business. With that in mind, we wanted to make you aware of the recent regulatory updates that local county and ...

Area Council: 2020 Election Review

Posted on November 3, 2020

What do the election results mean for the housing industry? What will be the top regulatory priorities for the National Association of Home Builders and what can you expect in 2021? Learn the answers to these questions (a...

Building Business News October 2020

Posted on October 12, 2020

Cover Story: Election 2020 - Amplify Your Voice View a map of the KC region that identifies jurisdictions in which PAC has approved a contribution. Click here to read the October issue....

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 ...