Workforce Development

NAHB’s State and Local Fund (SLIF) supports HBAs fighting against regulatory burdens for businesses such as independent contractor legislation. In addition, NAHB supports state and local efforts to ensure funding for programs related to technical education and skilled trades training.

South Dakota Trade School Amendment

South Dakota Home Builders 

Industry leaders organized a council to draft an amendment to ensure that technical institutes in South Dakota had a clearly defined status in the state constitution. The updated status would provide funding for the institutes during the state appropriations process. A “yes” vote on proposed Amendment R would solidify the status. SLIF funds would support a public education campaign about the amendment.

Estimated project cost: $750,000 

Funding request: $20,000 

Results: Approved; 50.61% of the voters approved the ballot measure.

Call to Action: Independent Contractor Regulations

Vermont Builders & Remodelers Association

Home builders and remodelers in Vermont were fighting against independent contractor legislation. A proposed regulation would jeopardize worker classifications and force builders to place the contractors on their payroll with a W2. So the HBA sought out SLIF to hire a firm to help advocate against independent contractor regulations through media outreach and grassroots efforts.

Project cost: $32,000

Funding request: $20,000

Vermont Workforce Development Initiative

Vermont Builders & Remodelers Association 

Labor shortages in the local housing industry result in higher construction costs, increased home prices and lower economic growth. To entice workers, the HBA connected with local credit unions to develop a mortgage down payment loan guarantee program for all individuals who have completed the National Trades Training program Home Builders Institute offers. SLIF funding would support these efforts.

Project cost:  $22,000 

Funding requested: $20,000 

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