2021 Housing Developments Podcasts

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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.

NRCC Leader Shares Republican Take on Midterms, Redistricting and Election Strategy

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Episode 60|27:56|December 13, 2021

Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin welcome John Billings, executive director of the National Republican Campaign Committee for the second episode in a two-part series on midterm campaign strategy.

DCCC Executive Director Discusses Redistricting, Elections, and Infrastructure

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Episode 59|28:37|November 30, 2021

Special Guest Tim Persico, Executive Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, discusses potential outcomes of redistricting, predictions for the 2022 midterms, and the importance of passing the infrastructure.

IBS is Right Around the Corner

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Episode 58|14:49|November 17, 2021

Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss Jerry’s trip to Scotland for COP26, the impact of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, and a lengthy look at IBS 2022, coming up Feb. 8-10 in Orlando.

Supply Chain, Infrastructure and Climate Change Dominate Headlines

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Episode 57|18:07|November 10, 2021

Jim Tobin and special guest host Paul Lopez talk about a busy week on Capitol Hill with the infrastructure package passing and supply chain issues still on the front burner.

Special Guest Answers Supply Chain and Infrastructure Questions

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Episode 56|29:32|November 01, 2021

Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin welcome Trey Northrup, CEO of LIXIL Americas, to discuss supply chain issues, labor shortages, appliance demand, infrastructure and more. LIXIL is a major player in the global appliance supply chain.

Infrastructure and Spending Package and Lumber is Back

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Episode 55|17:26|October 06, 2021

Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the latest legislative developments on Capitol Hill, specifically President Biden’s proposed reconciliation package, and the renewed focus on finding long-term solutions to lumber price volatility.

This is Progress? The Uncertain Future of the $3.5 trillion Spending Bill

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Episode 54|16:49|September 24, 2021

The Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending bill faces a lot of obstacles, many from within its own party. Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the latest developments in life of the massive legislation.

A Conversation with “The House That She Built” Author

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Episode 53|18:42|September 15, 2021

Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin sit down for an interview with Mollie Elkman, author of NAHB’s newest, and fastest selling, book, “The House that She Built.“

What IBS Attendees Should Expect in Orlando

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Episode 52|12:21|September 07, 2021

Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin briefly recap the summer in politics and then discuss the upcoming 2022 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Feb. 8-10.

Economic Forecast

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Episode 51|13:27|June 25, 2021

Jerry Howard and guest host Paul Lopez, NAHB’s SVP of Communications, sit down with NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz for his midyear economic report, forecast and advice to NAHB members on how to weather the upcoming “perfect storm” of high material prices, increased inflationary pressure, rising interest rates and regulatory challenges.

Successful Meeting with Commerce Secretary on Lumber Price Crisis

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Episode 50|16:27|June 08, 2021

Host Jim Tobin and guest host NAHB SVP of Communications and Public Affairs Paul Lopez discuss a recent — and long-awaited — meeting between the NAHB Senior Officers and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on the importance of finding a solution to the lumber crisis.

Oregon Mill Owner Discusses Lumber Prices, Tariffs and Sustainability

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Episode 49|27:38|May 27, 2021

In another conversation with a lumber mill operator, Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin sit down with Ross Stock, general manager of Western Cascades Industries, a mill in Oregon, to discuss lumber sustainability, the causes of the price increases, and the implications of trade disputes with Canada.

Mill Owner Discusses Lumber Crisis and Possible Solutions

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Episode 48|29:31|May 20, 2021

Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin talk with Alden Robbins, VP of sales for Robbins Lumber in Maine, about the lumber crisis and associated fallout for the home building industry. Hear straight from a lumber producer about why lumber is so expensive, and when and how the industry might see some relief.

Special Guest Sen. Sherrod Brown Discusses Housing

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Episode 47|19:06|April 29, 2021

On a special episode of NAHB’s Housing Developments podcast, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin sit down with Sen. Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee to discuss the fate of government-sponsored entities (GSEs) and rental assistance, and what the infrastructure bill could mean for home builders.

Emerging Legislation That Could Impact Housing

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Episode 46|13:14|April 21, 2021

Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss some of the legislation that Congress is likely to consider this session, including the full Low Income Housing Tax Credit bill that NAHB has championed. The hosts also discuss the fate of the filibuster, immigration, a possible expansion of the Supreme Court, and a brief update on the lumber shortage and price outlooks.

Congress is Back in Town

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Episode 45|17:53|April 12, 2021

Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss policy changes on the horizon with Congress back in session and explore what President Biden’s infrastructure plan might mean for housing.

NAHB’s Legal Victory on the Eviction Moratorium

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Episode 44|18:10|March 30, 2021

Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss a recent legal victory noting the federal overreach of the CDC eviction moratorium and what this means for NAHB members.

A Renewed Momentum on Housing Legislation

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Episode 43|13:56|March 24, 2021

Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the steps that can now be taken by the Administration to promote housing growth with the entire cabinet confirmed. Jim and Jerry discuss Sen. Sherrod Brown’s new housing-focused direction for the Senate Banking Committee and steps Commerce Secretary Raimondo and Housing Secretary Fudge can take to ensure housing remains a driving force of the national economy. Plus, hear about NAHB’s efforts to launch the COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, taking place the week of April 19.

NAHB Celebrates Women in Home Building

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Episode 42|18:33|March 08, 2021

In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin talk to California home building professional Linda Hebert and hear her story about how she got her start in the industry, challenges she’s faced during her influential career, and how she hopes the next generation of women and girls in home building will change the industry for the better.

How the Future of the GOP will Impact Business

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Episode 41|17:51|March 03, 2021

Hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss how the evolution of the Republican party will impact how legislative business gets done, which will likely eventually impact the business of NAHB members. They also touch on a potential solution to the ongoing lumber crisis: Direct trade with Canadian provinces.

An Inside Look at Appraisals and Rising Lumber Prices

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Episode 40|21:52|February 25, 2021

In a a candid discussion about home appraisals during a surge in lumber prices, hosts Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin welcome special guests Scott Reuter, chief appraiser and head of valuation at Freddie Mac, and builder Kurt Dinnes, founder of Sun Custom Homes in Oklahoma City.

Mayor of Colorado Springs Discusses Importance of Home Building

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Episode 39|34:33|February 17, 2021

Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin discuss the biggest headwind facing home building: skyrocketing lumber prices. In early February, prices surpassed the September peak, causing concern for home builders and buyers alike. If your business has been hurt by rising lumber prices tell us about it.

Lumber Issue Heats Up, Hurts Affordability

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Episode 38|15:51|February 11, 2021

Jerry Howard and Jim Tobin record for the first time in front of a live, virtual audience as part of IBSx. The co-hosts were joined by the Mayor of Colorado Springs John Suthers to discuss the importance of residential construction on the local economy and workforce development.

Housing Finance Expert Weighs in on Reform

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Episode 37|18:48|February 01, 2021

CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin are joined by EVP of Housing Finance, Dave Ledford, to review recent updates housing finance, including the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s conservatorship, the uncertain fate of Mark Calabria as Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) director, the implications of HUD Secretary-Designate Marcia Fudge’s focus on low-income housing, and the steps needed to truly make housing finance reform comprehensive.

Is Now the Time for Comprehensive Housing Reform?

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Episode 36|18:29|January 29, 2021

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the first week of the Biden Administration and whether the climate is right for comprehensive housing reform for the first time in 30 years.

Housing Industry Prepares for Next Political Chapter

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Episode 35|16:29|January 20, 2021

On a special Inauguration Day episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin discuss the next steps for the housing industry as President Joe Biden officially takes office and enacts new policies impacting home building, including a $1.9 trillion economic relief package. Jerry and Jim predict which cabinet secretaries will be the most likely to pursue to pro-housing policies, and which will present more of a political fight, as well as NAHB’s plans to negotiate with a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House.

Addressing Violence in DC and Special Election Results

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Episode 34|17:14|January 12, 2021

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin address the violence seen in the nation’s capital last week. They also discuss the implications of a pro-union Labor Secretary on home builders, and how a 50-50 split in the Senate will impact legislation for the foreseeable future.

NAHB Chief Economist Delivers 2021 Forecast

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Episode 33|25:36|January 05, 2021

NAHB CEO Jerry Howard and Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin invite Chief Economist Rob Dietz on the program to provide his review of 2020 and 2021 economic forecast.

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