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FEMA Reinstates Federal Flood Risk Standards

Reposted from NAHB Now on August 31, 2021 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Aug. 27 announced a new interim policy to partially implement the Federal Flood Risk Management Standards (FFRMS) that would require certain structures located in Special Flood...

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Lawmakers Shine Spotlight on Workforce Development

The U.S. Senate recently passed a bipartisan resolution designating September as National Workforce Development Month, highlighting the importance of equipping Americans with the education and training necessary to advance their careers and rebuild our economy. With...

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How to Help Hurricane Ida Relief and Recovery Efforts

Hurricane Ida made landfall this week near Port Fourchon, La., as a category 4 hurricane, bringing estimated wind speeds of 150 mph and devastating flooding to communities throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. In response, NAHB is working closely with state and local...

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Most Home Builders are Small Businesses

New NAHB research shows that despite declining self-employment rates and the rising top builder market share, residential construction remains the industry of independent entrepreneurs. Close to 80% of home builders and specialty trade contractor firms are...

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