Resolved that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) urge Congress and FEMA, in implementing the 50% Rule, to limit the calculation of project cost to only those structural elements necessary to the structural integrity of the building;
Further resolved that NAHB urge FEMA to:
- Allow local floodplain managers and others tasked with administering FEMA’s 50% Rule to exclude interior finish and utility service equipment costs in calculations supporting implementation of the 50% Rule; and
- Discourage local jurisdictions from counting multiple projects to trigger the 50% threshold.
Resolution originally adopted: 2017.6, Resolution No. 7Committees with primary jurisdiction:
- Construction, Codes & Standards Committee
- Federal Government Affairs Committee