March 2018

Florida Housing Hall of Fame Applications Open

The Hall of Fame Board of Governors today officially opened applications for nominations to the Florida Housing Hall of Fame. To review application guidelines, the elections process, or complete an application, click here. Completed applications must be submitted by May 27th for 2018 nominee consideration. The primary mission of the Florida Housing Hall of Fame is …

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The Bottom Line: Governor Scott Signs FHBA Priorities Into Law

With the exception of a few bills, the sun has set on the 2018 Legislative Session. Overall, the session was a success, moving several issues forward while thwarting bad ideas which threaten our industry. Below are the major bills that passed this past session, all but one have been acted upon by the Governor. In …

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Tell Your Member of Congress to Urge President Trump to Re-Start Softwood Lumber Trade Negotiations with Canada

via the National Association of Home Builders Since January of last year, rising lumber prices have increased the price of an average single-family home by $6,388. Much of these unprecedented price hikes are due to tariffs averaging more than 20 percent on Canadian softwood lumber shipments into the U.S. The tariffs are acting as a …

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Regulatory Horror Story Highlights Need to Reform Permitting Process

Illustrating how the federal regulatory system has run amok and the need for Congress to fix a broken permitting process, a development firm today shared its three-decade-long nightmare with a House panel regarding its futile attempts to obtain a Clean Water Act permit. During a hearing before the House Subcommittee on Interior, Energy and the …

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Introducing Amazon Business for NAHB Members

EO Dana Kelso had been using her personal Amazon Prime account to order paper and other products for the Builders Association of South Central Oklahoma. Then she found out that NAHB has a brand-new Member Advantage benefit: Amazon Business. NAHB members can access Amazon Business by signing up for a free business account. Amazon Business offers a …

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Local Student Receives Prestigious Award

Leah Klins, a 10th grader at Bartow High School, was presented with the prestigious Robert & Amy Harper Student of Excellence Award at the 14th Annual Future Builders of America (FBA) Leadership Summit this past weekend in Haines City, FL. Students from across the state attended the Summit which focuses on providing hands-on education in …

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In Memoriam

One of our beloved members, Phil Emmer, passed away on Monday. Phil was Builders Association of North Central (BANCF) Florida President in 1966 and remained active in the association until the last couple of years. In 2014, BANCF honored Phil with the BANCF Lifetime Achievement Award for his 60+ years of dedication to the housing …

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