Housing Developments is a podcast hosted by NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin. The two discuss the latest developments in housing and inside NAHB. Topics include housing affordability, housing economics, workforce development issues, the state of the residential construction industry and much more.
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NRCC Leader Shares Republican Take on Midterms, Redistricting and Election Strategy
Episode 60|27:56|December 13, 2021
DCCC Executive Director Discusses Redistricting, Elections, and Infrastructure
Episode 59|28:37|November 30, 2021
Special Guest Tim Persico, Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, discusses potential outcomes of redistricting, predictions for the 2022 midterms, and the importance of passing the infrastructure.
IBS is Right Around the Corner
Episode 58|14:49|November 17, 2021
Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss Jerry’s trip to Scotland for COP26, the impact of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and a lengthy look at IBS 2022, coming up Feb. 8-10 in Orlando.
Supply Chain, Infrastructure and Climate Change Dominate Headlines
Episode 57|18:07|November 10, 2021
Special Guest Answers Supply Chain and Infrastructure Questions
Episode 56|29:32|November 01, 2021
Infrastructure and Spending Package and Lumber is Back
Episode 55|17:26|October 06, 2021
Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the latest legislative developments on Capitol Hill, specifically President Biden’s proposed reconciliation package, and the renewed focus on finding long-term solutions to lumber price volatility.
This is Progress? The Uncertain Future of the $3.5 trillion Spending Bill
Episode 54|16:49|September 24, 2021
The Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill faces a lot of obstacles, many from within its own party. Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the latest developments in life of the massive legislation.
A Conversation with “The House That She Built” Author
Episode 53|18:42|September 15, 2021
What IBS Attendees Should Expect in Orlando
Episode 52|12:21|September 07, 2021
Episode 51|13:27|June 25, 2021
Jerry Howard and guest host Paul Lopez, NAHB’s SVP of Communications, sit down with NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz for his midyear economic report, forecast and advice to NAHB members on how to weather the upcoming “perfect storm” of high material prices, increased inflationary pressure, rising interest rates and regulatory challenges.
Successful Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Lumber Price Crisis
Episode 50|16:27|June 08, 2021
Host Jim Tobin and guest host NAHB SVP of Communications and Public Affairs Paul Lopez 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.
Oregon Mill Owner Discusses Lumber Prices, Tariffs and Sustainability
Episode 49|27:38|May 27, 2021
Mill Owner Discusses Lumber Crisis and Possible Solutions
Episode 48|29:31|May 20, 2021
Special Guest Sen. Sherrod Brown Discusses Housing
Episode 47|19:06|April 29, 2021
On a special episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin sit down with Sen. Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee to discuss the fate of government-sponsored entities (GSEs) and rental assistance, and what the infrastructure bill could mean for home builders.
Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing
Episode 46|13:14|April 21, 2021
Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss some of the legislation that Congress is likely to consider this session, including the full Low Income Housing Tax Credit bill that NAHB has championed. The hosts also discuss the fate of the filibuster, immigration, a possible expansion of the Supreme Court, and a brief update on the lumber shortage and price outlooks.
Congress is Back in Town
Episode 45|17:53|April 12, 2021
NAHB’s Legal Victory on the Eviction Moratorium
Episode 44|18:10|March 30, 2021
A Renewed Momentum on Housing Legislation
Episode 43|13:56|March 24, 2021
Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the steps that can now be taken by the Administration to promote housing growth with the entire cabinet confirmed. Jim and Jerry discuss Sen. Sherrod Brown’s new housing-focused direction for the Senate Banking Committee and steps Commerce Secretary Raimondo and Housing Secretary Fudge can take to ensure housing remains a driving force of the national economy. Plus, hear about NAHB’s efforts to launch the COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, taking place the week of April 19.
NAHB Celebrates Women in Home Building
Episode 42|18:33|March 08, 2021
In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin talk to California home building professional Linda Hebert and hear her 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.
How the Future of the GOP will Impact Business
Episode 41|17:51|March 03, 2021
An Inside Look at Appraisals and Rising Lumber Prices
Episode 40|21:52|February 25, 2021
Mayor of Colorado Springs Discusses Importance of Home Building
Episode 39|34:33|February 17, 2021
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 home builders and buyers alike. If your business has been hurt by rising lumber prices tell us about it.
Lumber Issue Heats Up, Hurts Affordability
Episode 38|15:51|February 11, 2021
Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin record for the first time in front of a live, virtual audience as part of IBSx. The co-hosts were joined by the Mayor of Colorado Springs John Suthers to discuss the importance of residential construction on the local economy and workforce development.
Housing Finance Expert Weighs in on Reform
Episode 37|18:48|February 01, 2021
Is Now the Time for Comprehensive Housing Reform?
Episode 36|18:29|January 29, 2021
Housing Industry Prepares for Next Political Chapter
Episode 35|16:29|January 20, 2021
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. 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.
Addressing Violence in DC and Special Election Results
Episode 34|17:14|January 12, 2021
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.
NAHB Chief Economist Delivers 2021 Forecast
Episode 33|25:36|January 05, 2021
Major Wins for Housing in COVID Relief Package
Episode 32|11:54|December 22, 2020
Members of Congress Discuss COVID Relief, Bipartisanship
Episode 31|27:23|December 15, 2020
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.
Outlook on COVID Relief and Housing Policy
Episode 30|17:53|December 11, 2020
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the potential for another COVID relief package and other congressional developments before the end of the year, including a possible return of Portman-Shaheen. They also discuss the future of housing policy under a new administration.
Insights into Cabinet Secretaries Picks and Lumber Tariffs
Episode 29|13:46|December 02, 2020
Home Building Can Continue to Thrive in New Political Environment
Episode 28|18:37|November 17, 2020
Looking Ahead to the Next Four Years
Episode 27|12:53|November 09, 2020
Wondering how the latest 2020 election news, including many media outlets calling the race for Joe Biden, might impact the home building industry? Listen as NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin give their take on the outcomes in races in Congress and for the White House. And, remember to subscribe to Housing Developments wherever you listen to podcasts.
Election 2020: What We Do (and Don’t) Know So Far
Episode 26|10:06|November 04, 2020
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin share their first thoughts after a very long night of watching election results roll in. House races, what the presidential hopefuls need to do to cinch the White House, and how a new administration could impact the home building industry.
Final Thoughts Before Election Day
Episode 25|18:37|October 29, 2020
Why the Builders’ Show Went Virtual
Episode 24|09:44|October 14, 2020
NAHB Meets with All the President’s Men
Episode 23|21:18|October 02, 2020
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss a very busy week of meetings with Administration officials on a variety of topics, including lumber prices and affordable housing. Jerry and Jim also address the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and offer their support for the president’s nominee, Judge Amy Coney Barrett.
CDC Eviction Moratorium is Bad for Housing
Episode 22|16:27|September 11, 2020
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the recently-announced eviction moratorium, enforced by the CDC. They discuss how this moratorium will be harmful to renters and housing providers in the long term without effective rental assistance, and how Congress should take action to protect the housing industry. Plus, in a new election segment of the podcast, the hosts discuss the Arizona Senate race between incumbent Sen. Martha McSally and former space shuttle commander Mark Kelly.
Where the 2020 Election Stands Post-Conventions
Episode 21|15:46|September 03, 2020
Update on Lumber Price Negotiations and Political Conventions
Episode 20|08:50|August 31, 2020
What a Biden-Harris Ticket Means for Housing
Episode 19|13:16|August 24, 2020
Jerry and Jim discuss Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s VP pick, and what a Biden-Harris White House could mean for home builders.
Executive Orders, Lumber Prices and Hurricanes
Episode 18|14:01|August 17, 2020
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss what President Trump’s recent executive orders and memorandums could mean for Americans in the wake of COVID-19, how NAHB is responding to rising lumber prices, and how NAHB members can prepare themselves and their customers for hurricane season.
Helping America Rebound from COVID
Episode 17|15:32|August 10, 2020
Political Analyst Charlie Cook on 2020 Elections
Episode 16|35:12|May 07, 2020
NAHB Economic Forecast Update
Episode 15|04:09|May 04, 2020
NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz provides members an update of the current economic outlook. To learn more about the effect of the coronavirus on the economy, visit eyeonhousing.org.
Job Site Safety During a Pandemic
Episode 14|05:46|April 20, 2020
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the April 16 Safety Stand Down, and residential constructions ‘essential’ status in the latest episode of the NAHB podcast Housing Developments.
Coronavirus Economic Update
Episode 13|03:01|April 06, 2020
Actions by DHS and FEMA are Important for Housing
Episode 12|01:38|March 30, 2020
Quick Update on Stimulus Bill Passage
Episode 11|02:42|March 26, 2020
NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin outlines the housing provisions in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package passed by the Senate.
Episode 10|12:37|March 20, 2020
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard, head of Government Affairs Jim Tobin and Chief Economist Rob Dietz provide updates on how the Federation is responding to the outbreak of the COVID-19 illness caused by novel coronavirus.
Energy Code Mandates Bad for Business
Episode 9|21:16|February 26, 2020
A Gift to You: 2019 All Wrapped Up
Episode 8|20:22|December 12, 2019
Inside the Building Codes Development Process
Episode 7|17:22|November 21, 2019
NAHB podcast Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the building codes development process with guest Anne Anderson, an NAHB member and a voting member of the International Codes Council.
Is Upzoning a Trend or a Solution?
Episode 6|20:19|October 02, 2019
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin 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 for development?
Everything’s Under Control: Rents, Housing Finance and the Economy
Episode 5|25:42|September 05, 2019
Developing the Next Generation of Home Builders
Episode 4|14:04|May 21, 2019
The Usual Suspects: Lots, Lumber and Labor
Episode 3|22:45|April 18, 2019
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.
Housing Finance: What’s a GSE, Anyway?
Episode 2|20:31|March 29, 2019
In this week’s episode of Housing Developments, White House Deputy Communications Director Jessica Ditto joins hosts CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin to deliver breaking news on housing finance reform.
Welcome to Housing Developments
Episode 1|19:47|March 07, 2019