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16 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Successful Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Fixing the Lumber Crisis
Host Jim Tobin welcomes guest host Paul Lopez, NAHB SVP of Communications, to discuss a recent – and long awaited – meeting between the NAHB Senior Officers and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the importance of finding a solution to the lumber crisis. Also, hear what's coming up in Congress.
28 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Oregon Mill Owner Discusses Lumber Prices, Tariffs and Sustainability
Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin sit down with another lumber mill operator, Ross Stock, general manager of lumber mill Western Cascades Industries in Oregon to discuss lumber sustainability, the causes of the price increases, and the implications of trade disputes with Canada. NAHB is committed to airing all sides of the lumber price crisis.
30 minutes | May 21, 2021
Mill Operator Discusses Lumber Crisis, Possible Solutions
Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin welcome special guest Alden Robbins, a lumber mill operator in Maine, to discuss the lumber crisis and associated fallout in the home building industry. Listen to hear straight from the lumber producers why lumber is so expensive, and when and how the industry might see some relief.
19 minutes | Apr 29, 2021
Special Guest Sen. Sherrod Brown Discusses Housing with NAHB
On a special episode of Housing Developments, Sen. Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, joins hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin to discuss housing, including the fate of the GSEs and rental assistance, and what the infrastructure bill could mean for home builders.
13 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing
Hosts Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss some of the legislation that Congress is likely to consider this session. Topics include the full Low Income Housing Tax Credit bill that NAHB has championed, the fate of the filibuster, immigration and a possible expansion of the Supreme Court.
18 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
Congress is Back in Town
Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss policy changes on the horizon with Congress back in session. Tune in to hear about President Biden’s infrastructure plan, the co-hosts’ thoughts on bipartisanship cooperation in Congress, updates on lumber prices, and more.
18 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
A Legal Victory on Federal Overreach: CDC’s Eviction Moratorium
Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the recent legal victory noting the federal overreach of the CDC eviction moratorium and what this means for NAHB members. And while this is an important legal win to rein in federal overreach, NAHB continues to urge members to seek access to the $46.5 billion of rental assistance for tenants through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program via local government and housing authorities.
14 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
A Renewed Momentum on Housing Legislation
Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the steps that can now be taken by the Administration to promote housing growth with the entire cabinet officially confirmed. Jim and Jerry discuss Sen. Sherrod Brown’s new, housing-focused direction for the Senate Banking Committee and the opportunities Commerce Secretary Raimondo and Housing Secretary Fudge can take to ensure housing remains a driving force of the national economy.
19 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
NAHB Celebrates Women in Home Building
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin interview California home building professional Linda Hebert. Listen to Linda’s story about how she got her start in the industry, challenges she’s faced during her influential career, and how she hopes the next generation of women and girls in home building will change the industry for the better.
18 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Home the Future of the GOP Will Impact Business
Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss how the evolution of the Republican party will impact legislation, which will likely impact businesses across the country. They also touch on a potential solution to the ongoing lumber crisis: Direct trade with Canadian provinces.
22 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
An Inside Look at Appraisals and Rising Lumber Prices
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin have a candid discussion about home appraisals during the surge in lumber prices with special guests Scott Reuter, chief appraiser and head of valuation at Freddie Mac, and builder Kurt Dinnes, founder of Sun Custom Homes in Oklahoma City.
16 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Lumber Issue Heats Up, Hurts Housing Affordability
Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the biggest headwind facing home building: Skyrocketing lumber prices. In early February, prices surpassed the September peak, causing concern for many home builders and buyers.
35 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
Mayor of Colorado Springs Discusses Importance of Home Development
In a special episode of Housing Developments taped live at IBSx, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin welcome Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers on the podcast to discuss the local impact of home building and development.
19 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Housing Finance Expert Weighs in on Reform
NAHB EO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin are joined by EVP of Housing Finance, Dave Ledford, to review recent updates in housing finance. Jerry, Jim and Dave discuss the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conservatorship, the uncertain fate of Mark Calabria as FHFA director, the implications of HUD Secretary-Designate Marcia Fudge’s focus on low-income housing, and the steps needed to truly make housing reform comprehensive.
18 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Is Now the Time for Comprehensive Housing Reform?
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the first week of the Biden Administration and whether the climate is right for comprehensive housing reform for the first time in 30 years.
16 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Inauguration Day: Housing Industry Prepares for Next Political Chapter
On a special Inauguration Day episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the next steps for the housing industry as President Joe Biden officially takes office and enacts new policies impacting home building, including a $1.9 trillion economic relief package. Tune in to hear Jerry and Jim predict which cabinet secretaries will be the most likely to pursue to pro-housing policies, and which will present more of a political fight, as well as NAHB’s plans to negotiate with a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House.
17 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Addressing Violence in DC and Senate Special Election Results
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin address the violence seen in the nation’s capital last week. They also discuss the implications of a pro-union Labor Secretary on home builders, and how a 50-50 split in the Senate will impact legislation for the foreseeable future.
26 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
NAHB Chief Economist Delivers 2021 Forecast
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin invite Chief Economist Rob Dietz on the program to provide his review of 2020 and 2021 economic forecast.
12 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Major Wins for Housing in COVID Relief Package
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss how the latest round of COVID relief will help NAHB members. Tobin also shares his prediction for the first pieces of legislation that will be prioritized by the Oval Office following the inauguration in late January.
27 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Members of Congress Discuss COVID Relief, Bipartisanship
On a special episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin are joined by the co-chairs of the influential Problem Solvers Caucus, Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) and Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), to discuss potential COVID relief and the need for bipartisanship efforts in Congress.
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