Housing Developments Podcast

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Housing Developments Podcast

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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September 2020


Sept. 11: 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.


Sept. 3: NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss where both parties stand following the recent Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and what we can expect in the last two months before Election Day.


August 2020


Aug. 31: NAHB CEO Jerry Howard updates listeners on how NAHB is working with the administration to tackle soaring lumber prices and looks at the impact of the presidential nominating conventions.



Aug. 24: Jerry and Jim discuss Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s VP pick, and what a Biden-Harris White House could mean for home builders.



Aug. 17: 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



Aug. 10: NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin return to the Housing Developments podcast to discuss the latest developments in Washington and around the country. Learn about how housing is poised to lead the economic recovery and what NAHB is doing to support home builders, home owners and renters five months into the coronavirus pandemic.


May 2020


May 7: NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin welcome a very special guest: star political analyst, Charlie Cook. Founder, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, Cook is a political analyst for NBC News and an NAHB alumnus. Listen to Cook discuss the inner workings of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election and share his insights and forecasts for races across the board.

May 4: 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.


April 2020


April 20: 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.

April 6: NAHB Chief Economist Rob Dietz provides an update on our nation’s economy as it adapts to this new coronavirus environment.


March 2020


March 30: NAHB CEO Jerry Howard announces two new housing provisions from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency that were announced over the weekend.

March 26: NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin outlines the housing provisions in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package passed by the Senate.

March 20: 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.


February 2020


Feb. 26: NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss upcoming energy code legislation with American Gas Association Vice President George Lowe.


2019


On a Very Special episode of Housing Developments, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin look back at 2019. Tune in to hear about NAHB’s key policy wins this year, and where we’re headed in 2020.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In the inaugural episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas – including recaps of remarks by HUD Secretary Carson and leaders of the congressional Problem Solvers caucus – and the state of the 2020 primary field.

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