Current Government Affairs News

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NAHB Undercuts Lumber Coalition Arguments

Posted on May 10, 2021

NAHB responded to a recent article by the U.S. Lumber Coalition appearing in Woodworking Network that attacked the association’s stance on lumber prices and import duties. In a forceful response, NAHB sets the record straig...

“Building a Workforce” Area Council

Posted on May 4, 2021

Learn about KCHBA’s effort to promote careers in the skilled trades over the last year, help us recognize our scholarship recipients and hear the inspiring story of KCHBA member David Elliott, Construction & ...

Margaritaville – Local PAC Event

Posted on May 3, 2021

Did you know that the KCHBA has a local Political Action Committee (HBA-PAC)? The HBA’s Political Action Committee, HBA-PAC, enables members to strengthen their civic involvement by helping to elect pro-housing candidates a...

KCHBA’s Grassroots Efforts on Lumber Prices Recognized by NAHB

Posted on April 30, 2021

NAHB recently recognized KCHBA on its NAHB Now blog for our association's efforts to bring awareness to the lumber crisis. “NAHB grassroots also is actively engaged in this effort," the blog states. "Members of the H...

Single-Family Builders: Tell NAHB How Rising Costs Are Impacting Your Bottom Line

Posted on April 23, 2021

Builders’ bottom lines across the country are being squeezed by rising material, labor and land costs. NAHB’s Economics team is in the process of measuring the impact of increased costs on builders’ profitability. And w...

KCHBA Featured in Business View Magazine

Posted on April 5, 2021

KCHBA is featured in the April issue of Business View magazine. Kansas City's unique builder market, geographical position and KCHBA's advocacy are just a few of the topics discussed. Click here to read...

2021 KCHBA Directories Now Available

Posted on March 25, 2021

The 2021 KCHBA membership directory is now available! The directory is an excellent year-long resource for finding a contractor whether you're looking to remodel, build new or just do business with a member. Hard copies are a...

Call to Action: Submit Your Lumber Testimony to NAHB

Posted on March 8, 2021

The unprecedented spikes in lumber prices have added nearly $16,000 to the price of the average, new single-family home. The escalating lumber prices are largely due to insufficient domestic production. With a new administrat...

Record-High Lumber Prices Add $24K to the Price of a New Home

Posted on March 2, 2021

Lumber prices have skyrocketed more than 180% since last spring, and this price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $24,386 since April 17, 2020, according to NAHB standard estimates...

What Builders Should Know About Appraisals and Lumber Prices

Posted on March 1, 2021

Lumber prices continue to rise, with pricing as of mid-February reaching new record highs. Other materials, such as gypsum and ready-mix concrete, are also experiencing price volatility. In addition, components such as interi...