Current Government Affairs Issues

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

Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings

Posted on April 27, 2018

[caption id="attachment_5510" align="alignright" width="300"] 3d image of bowling ball and skittle[/caption] Nine days of hearings on proposed amendments to many of the International Code Council’s (ICC) building codes g...

NAHB Holds Productive Meeting with Treasury Secretary

Posted on April 26, 2018

The U.S.-Canada softwood lumber trade dispute, housing finance reform and tax-related housing issues were on the agenda when NAHB Senior Officers met with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in Washington, D.C. yesterday. ...

New Tax Law May Increase Developers’ Sewer and Water Costs

Posted on April 18, 2018

Even after a significant reduction in their corporate tax rate, some utility companies are interpreting a little-known tax change in a way that is forcing developers to pay substantially more for contributions in aid of c...

Join Us for Mix & Mingle in the Kitchen

Posted on March 5, 2018

The spring Build-PAC fundraiser will include cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a surprise interactive element. Spouses and new PAC donors are welcome and encouraged to attend. When: April 3, 2018 Time: 6:00 p.m. to ...

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...