Posts Tagged ‘ U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ’

Will New HUD/USDA Energy Efficiency Standards Curb Home Construction?

May 2nd, 2024

In late April the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published final energy efficiency standards for new home construction. The new standards, mandatory for all HUD- and USDA-financed single-family construction housing, require that buildings meet the 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) and that HUD-financed multifamily housing […]

Single-Family Starts Improving

Jun 21st, 2023

A report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau indicates that single-family starts rose to an 11-month high in May. In reporting on the change, the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) attributes an increase to limited existing inventory combined with solid demand and improving supply chains. According […]

More Energy-Efficient Incentives Are On the Way

May 24th, 2023

Bloomberg recently cited data from the National Energy Assistance Directors Association in reporting that 20 million U.S. households are behind on their energy bills. While those struggling to cover bills may not be in a position to afford costly energy upgrades, new efforts are now in place that could help to alleviate that burden. The […]

Home Builders Institute Appoints Patenaude to Board Chair, Signals Focus on Housing Policy Changes

Feb 1st, 2023

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) has announced the appointment of Pamela Hughes Patenaude as chair of the nonprofit organization’s board of trustees. “Pam Patenaude is one of the nation’s most respected leaders in housing,” said Ed Brady, president and CEO of HBI, at its winter meeting. “Her appointment comes at a time when ending the […]

HUD Announces $221 Million to Tribal Communities

Aug 12th, 2022

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced that it will make $221 million available in competitive funding for affordable housing and community development projects for low-to-moderate income persons in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. “The Biden-Harris Administration has made unprecedented investments in Tribal communities,” said secretary Marcia L. Fudge. “This […]

FGIA Conference Gives Update on U.S. Codes

Mar 1st, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the adoption of some codes in the U.S., but code cycles continue, including those for the I-codes. The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) held a “U.S. and Canadian Codes Report” session during its 2021 Virtual Annual Conference to keep its members informed about the latest in codes. ICC Updates […]