The Chairman's Update

In his October update, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde discusses a recent rent control initiative pushed by California legislators. Chairman Ugalde outlines how NAHB fought the measure and what the final outcome means. NAHB fundamentally disagrees with the concept of rent control and will continue to fight policies that harm builders and the housing industry.

In this month’s video update to members, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde announces the keynote speakers and special guests for the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas. This year’s show will run January 21-23 and will feature appearances by NBA-great Earvin “Magic” Johnson, former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, and a performance by the Doobie Brothers.

In the August update, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde shares a recent example of NAHBs impact in Washington. In mid-July, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before the Senate Banking Committee, citing NAHBs concerns regarding challenges that home builders face in making housing more affordable.

In the July update, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde discusses the 2019 Legislative Conference, important wins at the International Code Council hearings in Albuquerque, N.M., and the Innovative Housing Showcase that NAHB co-hosted with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde explains the executive order on housing affordability that President Donald Trump signed on June 25, 2019. You can learn more about the executive order and NAHB’s role in addressing the affordability crisis in the NAHBNow post.

In the June 2019 update, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde discusses the association’s latest efforts to enhance housing accessibility to those in need. NAHB received a $110,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to fight housing discrimination and will use the funding to launch several programs that will help ensure access to safe, desirable housing for everyone.

In the May update, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde gives a re-cap of the April Transitional Board meeting, including key takeaways from Chief Economist Dr. Robert Dietz’s economic forecast for 2019.

In the April 2019 update, NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde outlines two recent examples of NAHB working hard for its members: his testimony on Capitol Hill on GSE reform, and the NAHB Housing Portal which can save members thousands in survey research to help their businesses.

In the March 2019 update, NAHB Chair Greg Ugalde outlines two important victories that NAHB has secured for its members already this year: the IRS waiving penalties associated with estimated quarterly tax filings and a key victory in a construction liability case supported by the NAHB Legal Action Fund.