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McCaskill-Backed Provision to Reduce Duplicative Programs Gets Green Light

A bipartisan provision backed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill requiring the federal government to cut waste and evaluate and consolidate duplicative green building programs passed the Senate today as part of a wide-spanning energy bill.

Missouri Legislative Day

On Tuesday, April 5, HBA members and staff traveled to Jefferson City for Missouri Legislative Day, an annual trip to the Capitol to meet face to face with state legislators. The day provides an opportunity to maintain relationships with area Senators and Representatives and discuss issues important to the home building industry with the people who have the power to affect change.

March 2016 Kicks Off Busiest Building Season in Years

Permits for new single family residential building reached the highest one-month total since October 2007 with 537 permits issued during March, according to the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City’s (HBA) monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report. The 537 single family permits issued in March brings the year’s first quarter total to 1201 single family units compared to last year’s first quarter number of 893—an increase of 34%. Multi-family permitting continues to be active, with 825 units in March and 987 for the first three months of the year. Click here for the March 2016 Residential Statistics

FEMA offers free publications at libraries in Jefferson County, Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - (RealEstateRama) -- Free publications are available now in several Jefferson County libraries to help residents rebuild safer and stronger from...

News You Can Use: Make your home more flood resistant

Mitigation experts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) say there is no better time than now for Missouri homeowners to start thinking about how to prepare for the next flood.

Pella Corporation Named 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Outstanding Achievements in...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected Pella Corporation of Pella, Iowa, a window and door manufacturing company, as one of eight businesses recognized as a 2016 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Outstanding Achievements in Energy Efficiency

Luetkemeyer, Subcommittee Examine High Cost of Housing in America

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing titled “The Future of Housing in America: Government Regulations and the High Cost of Housing.”

Missouri Congressmen Fight for Kansas City Water Improvement Projects

Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-05) and Congressman Sam Graves, (R-06) collaborated to advance four major flood control projects in the Kansas City metro: Kansas City Levees, Turkey Creek Basin, Dodson Industrial District, and Swope Park Industrial Area. The two sent a letter to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure urging the committee to include authorization for these projects in the upcoming Water Resources Development Act, (WRDA).

Congressman Cleaver Visits KCHBA

As part of Bringing Housing Home™, members of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City met on Friday, March 11 with Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver II (D-MO) to talk about issues important to the homebuilding industry.

Free FEMA advice available at Jefferson City stores

Two home improvement stores in Jefferson City are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters

St. Louis-area hardware stores offer free FEMA rebuilding advice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and several local home improvement store are teaming up to provide St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin county residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters

FEMA offers free rebuilding advice at Springfield and Branson hardware stores

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and several local home improvement store are teaming up to provide Springfield and Branson residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

Luetkemeyer Holds Subcommittee Hearing on International Insurance Standards

U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-03) issued the following statement upon conclusion of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing titled “The Impact of International Regulatory Standards on the Competitiveness of U.S. Insurers: Part II.”

More St. Louis Area Stores Offer Free FEMA Rebuilding Advice

Six more home improvement stores in the St. Louis metro area are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide local residents with free information, tips, flyers, and brochures to prevent and lessen damage from disasters

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Advice in Southwest Missouri

Three home improvement stores in Southwest Missouri are teaming up with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide area residents with free information, tips and literature to prevent and lessen damage from disasters.

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Blunt-Klobuchar Bill Will Help More Children Find Homes Through International Adoption...

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