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Get the latest on the U.S. housing market and economics from National Association of Home Builders CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin.

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Get the latest on the U.S. housing market and economics from National Association of Home Builders CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin.

    A Gift to You: 2019 All Wrapped Up

    A Gift to You: 2019 All Wrapped Up

    On the year-end episode of Housing Developments, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin look back at 2019, including NAHB's key policy wins from the year, and where we’re headed in 2020. NAHB had several advocacy victories wins this year, and helped to move the needle on key issues that affect the building industry. Throughout 2019, the association focused on the housing affordability crisis, devoting resources to bringing the American dream of homeownership back within reach.

    • 20 min
    Inside the Building Codes Development Process

    Inside the Building Codes Development Process

    NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin are joined by Anne Anderson of Green Mountain Engineering to get an inside scoop on the building codes development process.

    • 17 min
    Is Upzoning a Trend or a Solution?

    Is Upzoning a Trend or a Solution?

    NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin and special guests discuss the latest trend in the fight for affordable housing: upzoning. Does this policy have the legs to be more than a trend and become a viable solution to build more homes where people want to live?

    • 20 min
    Everything's Under Control: Rents, Housing Finance & the Economy

    Everything's Under Control: Rents, Housing Finance & the Economy

    After a summer hiatus, co-hosts NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin return to discuss all things economics. From rent control measures to home-buying trends, they discuss some tricky issues at a very high level with special guests Lynn Fisher, senior economic advisor at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and NAHB Economist Danushka Nanayakkara.

    • 25 min
    Developing the Next Generation of Home Builders

    Developing the Next Generation of Home Builders

    In this week’s episode of Housing Developments, CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin sit down with the CEO and President of the National Housing Endowment, Mark Pursell. The three discuss the challenges of workforce development, and the ways that groups all over the country are working to build up the next generation of the trade.

    • 14 min
    The Usual Suspects: Lots, Lumber and Labor

    The Usual Suspects: Lots, Lumber and Labor

    In this week’s episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz shares his 2019 economic forecast for the industry, and what the recent change in the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index means for builders. Dr. Dietz also discusses how skilled labor shortages are affecting housing supply. Vice President of Communications Paul Lopez co-hosts.

    • 22 min

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