Housing Affairs Letter


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Push To Seal New NAFTA Pact

It has been nearly a year since the United States, Canada, and Mexico began talks to redesign the North American Free Trade Agreement which the Trump administration declared has been a disaster for U.S. manufacturing interests.

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Builders Face Complex Chicago Zoning

Low-income housing developers vying for a share of the Chicago housing market now face what the Chicago City Council dubbed three new “Affordable Requirements Ordinance (ARO)” zones.

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Builder Fury Over Lumber Tax

Homebuilders came out swinging when President Donald Trump this week slapped a tariff on softwood lumber imports from Canada. The move revives a decades-long dispute over lumber dumping that helps undercut U.S. prices.

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Builder Uproar Over Silica Rule

A final rule on the hazards of silica dust has homebuilders fuming, two years after they asked the Occupational Safety & Health Administration to ease its approach to a new rule. The construction industry says the administration largely ignored it by ruling that silica dust must be

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Builders Slam New Labor Rule

Calling the new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling holding companies equally responsible for labor violations committed by their subcontractors a potentially crippling blow to the homebuilding industry, homebuilders weigh opposition to the move.

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Homebuilders Eye Water Rights Clash

Arizona homebuilders are enmeshed in a fight over water rights on the San Pedro River, and the eventual result in state court could have immediate implications statewide and ramifications nationally.

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Builders Fight To Preserve Tax Deduction

An intense effort by low-income housing advocates to dilute the mortgage interest income tax deduction is being met with an equally aggressive campaign by homebuilders and others to preserve i

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Skilled Trades Scarcity Stymies Recovery

A severe shortage of skilled tradesmen could create a drag on the housing market recovery, new research by Fitch Ratings shows. The New York-based financial services ratings agency says a deficit of workers coupled with a lack of suitable building lots and tight mortgage qualification standards could take the edge off the housing recovery. But the

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Builders Call For Useful E-Verify

Hurt by a lack of qualified construction workers in an industry undermined by a five-year housing slump, homebuilders ask Congress to develop a fair and workable E-Verify system to allow hiring of workers without fear of breaking immigration law.

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Spiking Labor, Material Costs Hit Builders

Housing’s recovery hits a slight speed bump with homebuilder confidence dropping a second consecutive month amidst a lack of properties and rising costs of materials and labor, the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo confidence index shows in its March

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