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HBA Reaches Out to Olathe Mayor Regarding Lengthy Plan Review Delays

Posted on October 13, 2017

In response to builders in Olathe, Kan., reporting significant delays during the plan review process, the HBA has contacted and met with city officials many times during the last few months to discuss solutions to this issue....

Manufactured Homes Post August Increase

Posted on October 13, 2017

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, shipments of manufactured homes increased by 7.6 percent to an 85,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate in August, from 79,000 in July. This rate of growth partially reverses the 10.2 percen...

OSB Prices Up Nearly 20% Since September 2016

Posted on October 13, 2017

The price of OSB increased 4.4 percent in September and has risen 19 percent and 38 percent since September and January 2016, respectively. The surge was in contrast with moderate increases in prices paid for gypsum products ...

A Step Forward for Association Health Plans

Posted on October 13, 2017

President Trump has signed an executive order that would ease restrictions on association health plans and health reimbursement accounts to create more options for small businesses to provide health benefits to their employee...

Eliminate the Dust: Complying With the New Silica Standard

Posted on October 13, 2017

As NAHBNow has reported, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has decreased the permissible levels of exposure to crystalline silica for construction. NAHB has told policy makers from the start that thi...

New Health Care Option Available to KCHBA Members

Posted on October 10, 2017

As a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City your company is now eligible for a new option in health care coverage through Cornerstone Companies' “Outfront Health”. Benefits of this program inclu...

NAHB Partners to Improve Fire Safety for National Fire Prevention Week

Posted on October 9, 2017

In time for this week’s National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 8-14), NAHB along with leading fire prevention and code organizations have announced the formation of a Constr...

Residential Permit Growth Continues as Fall Parade Nears (August 2017)

Posted on October 4, 2017

KANSAS CITY, MO — Local cities and counties issued 481 permits for new single-family units during August bringing the year-to-date total to 4,128, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s monthl...

6 Reasons Why You Should Join the HBA

Posted on October 4, 2017

As the voice of the housing industry, the HBA is on the front lines of protecting our industry and its growth by working with the HBA of Missouri and NAHB - powerful groups that provide advocacy on behalf of its members. The ...

EPA Relaunches Smart Sectors Program to Collaborate with Industry

Posted on October 4, 2017

NAHB joined EPA officials in Washington on Oct. 4 as the agency relaunched its Smart Sectors program, a business community partnership to develop sensible regulations while protecting the environment and public health. Re...