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2020 Residential Permitting Holds Steady (April 2020)

Posted on May 28, 2020

Metro-wide single-family permits totaled 434 during April—leading to a four-month total of 1,702 units according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). This year-to-date tota...

New Single-Family Home Size Declines Ending?

Posted on May 26, 2020

New single-family home size has trended lower over the last four years as builders sought to add additional entry-level supply to an inventory-starved housing market. However, the coronavirus and the recession of 2020 potenti...

OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

Posted on May 26, 2020

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of COVID-19 on OSHA injury and illness logs. The ...

Housing Data Hint at Potential for Economic Recovery

Posted on May 26, 2020

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides the latest weekly economic analysis on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic: Housing data was in focus this week, with April readings showing market impacts from government-im...

Lumber Prices Move Sharply Higher on Rising Demand and Supply Constraints

Posted on May 20, 2020

Rising demand stemming from a surge of do-it-yourself projects from consumers working at home coupled with restricted supply due to lumber mills operating at a diminished capacity have led to a recent upsurge in lumber prices...

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Posted on May 20, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, has released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. ...

KC MADE Competition Goes Virtual

Posted on May 14, 2020

The KC MADE competition, originally scheduled to be held during the 2020 Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Show in March, has been rescheduled for May 29-31 as a VIRTUAL competition. VOTE for your favorite project on t...

Employee Retention Tax Credit: What You Need to Know

Posted on May 11, 2020

The IRS has released an extensive FAQ clarifying many early questions about when the employee retention tax credit can be claimed. The tax credit is designed to support eligible employers whose businesses are disrupted du...

2020 Residential Permitting Increases During First Quarter (March 2020)

Posted on May 11, 2020

Metro-wide single-family permits totaled 438 during March—leading to a first quarter total 54 percent higher than 2019’s first quarter, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas C...

Building Business News May 2020

Posted on May 8, 2020

Cover Story: From advocating to keep residential construction “essential”, to providing pertinent updates to members regarding city processes and department changes, KCHBA is committed to maintaining open lines of communi...