The power of NAHB is in its 140,000 members. Leaders at the federal, state, and local levels listen when thousands of voices say the same thing.
On this page, you can find current issues that call for NAHB members to act. You will also find resources to help keep you informed about current issues to make sure the entire federation is on the same page.
Issues Demanding Action Now
- Transformer Shortages - NAHB, along with five other building and utility trade groups, recently sent a joint letter to Congress urging them to allocate $1 billion to address the growing supply-chain crisis for electric distribution transformers. But we need NAHB members to send individual letters to their Senators and Representatives to reinforce the urgency of the situation. Use BuilderLink to find your reps and send a uniform letter to their offices.
- Recruit Local Building Officials to Serve as ICC Voters - The International Code Council publishes model building codes that are adopted by state and local offices. These codes are determined by a final vote of local building officials. Small and medium-sized jurisdictions are underrepresented among the voting roster. We encourage members to speak to local officials in permitting offices, city or county councils, inspection offices, and more to convince them to register with the ICC as voting members.
In addition to daily news published on the NAHB Now blog, NAHB publishes specialized information on a frequent basis that drills down on top issues:
- NAHB Monthly Update - An in-depth monthly review of top issues written specifically for HBAs and members. This page is updated with the latest developments and talking points members can use when speaking with officials.
- Housing Developments Podcast - NAHB's official podcast that features The Daily Drill, a brief look at an important issue in the industry produced each morning. Subscribe to Housing Developments wherever you get your podcasts and stay informed.