Current Government Affairs Issues

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

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...

Senate Tax Reform Bill: Better for Affordable Housing

Posted on November 14, 2017

The Senate tax reform legislation represents a much better deal for multifamily developers and members of the affordable housing community. Late Thursday night, the Senate Finance Committee released its tax reform prop...

2018 ICC Code Adoption Kits Now Available

Posted on November 9, 2017

As states and jurisdictions prepare to upgrade to the latest building and energy codes released by the International Code Council (ICC), NAHB has already prepared resources so HBAs can suggest cost-effective changes to im...

NAHB Prepares Tax Reform Offensive

Posted on October 30, 2017

NAHB continues to decry the House of Representatives’ rejection of a home ownership tax credit that would include both mortgage interest and property taxes to benefit up to 37 million additional home owners, and has served ...

NAHB Opposes Tax Reform Plan

Posted on October 30, 2017

NAHB has come out in official opposition to the House Republican tax reform legislation to be unveiled Nov. 1. The sudden shift came after the House leadership unexpectedly informed NAHB CEO Jerry Howard that a meaningful h...

NAHB’s Strategy in the Tax Reform Debate

Posted on October 26, 2017

NAHB is working hard to ensure our industry’s priorities are addressed as the tax reform debate unfolds on Capitol Hill. While the framework put forth by President Trump and Republican congressional leaders keeps the mortga...

NAHB Members Tell Federal Regulators How to Define WOTUS

Posted on October 26, 2017

As part of a series of outreach meetings held by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, NAHB members Jim McCulley and Jerry Passman joined other small businesses this morning at EPA headquarters ...

OSHA Issues Interim Guidance for Inspectors as Silica Rule Goes Into Full Effect

Posted on October 23, 2017

Full implementation of the new silica rule began today, Oct. 23, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has now issued additional “interim” enforcement guidance for regional OSHA administrators. A fi...

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....