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  • Vote Nov. 3: Make Housing and Your Business a Winner September 22, 2020
    NAHB's Election 2020 online HQ showcases presidential candidate stances on housing issues, congressional endorsements, get out the vote resources and more. The post Vote Nov. 3: Make Housing and Your Business a Winner first appeared on NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders.
  • Court Blocks Part of Labor Department’s Joint Employer Rule September 22, 2020
    On Sept. 8, 2020, the federal district court for the Southern District of New York held that the part of the Department of Labor's Joint Employer Rule dealing with vertical joint employment was arbitrary and capricious. The post Court Blocks Part of Labor Department's Joint Employer Rule first appeared on NAHB Now | The News […]
  • Department of Labor Proposes New Independent Contractor Rule September 22, 2020
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced a proposed rule clarifying the definition of employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to independent contractors. The post Department of Labor Proposes New Independent Contractor Rule first appeared on NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders.
  • How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems? September 22, 2020
    Home Innovation Research Labs has been tracking the adoption of offsite housing in new single-family homes and multifamily projects for the past 20 years. Learn more about what recent data highlight among builders' attitudes, especially in the wake of COVID-19. The post How Likely Are Builders to Adopt Building Systems? first appeared on NAHB Now […]
  • Federal Reserve Releases Plan to Reform Community Reinvestment Act September 21, 2020
    The Federal Reserve on Monday issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) that invites public comment on an approach to modernize the regulations that implement the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). The post Federal Reserve Releases Plan to Reform Community Reinvestment Act first appeared on NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association […]
  • Forgivable PPP Loans May be Taxable in Some States September 21, 2020
    Businesses who received loans under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) may be eligible to have that loan forgiven, which may result in unforeseen tax consequences.  The federal Internal Revenue Code generally treats forgiven debt as taxable income; fortunately, Congress has excluded forgiven PPP loans from federal taxable income. However, as noted in a recent blog […]
  • The Art of Builder and Associate Member Relationships September 21, 2020
    That value of Associates is not limited to the products or services they provide; it's also seen in their interest in contributing to the growth and success of home building. Former NAHB Builders Engaging Associate Members (BEAM) Award nominees share their perspectives on working with Associate members. The post The Art of Builder and Associate […]
  • Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis? September 21, 2020
    Eric Holt, assistant professor at the University of Denver, and his team have been exploring how off-site construction fits into affordable housing. Learn more about their report on the role modular and panelized construction can play. The post Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis? first appeared on NAHB Now | The News […]
  • Reminder: Apply to Serve on a 2021 NAHB Committee or Council Board of Trustees September 21, 2020
    The NAHB Federation is powered by the leadership of its members who step up to serve their industry. There is still time to apply for an appointment to an NAHB committee and/or council board of trustees for the 2021 leadership year. The post Reminder: Apply to Serve on a 2021 NAHB Committee or Council Board […]
  • Awards Deadlines Extended September 18, 2020
    The deadline for many of NAHB's awards programs is quickly approaching. Don’t miss your chance to spotlight top individuals and projects with one of these outstanding awards. The post Awards Deadlines Extended first appeared on NAHB Now | The News Blog of the National Association of Home Builders.