Department's focus shifting away from stemming foreclosures
Sales of newly built, single-family homes increased 18 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 504,000 units.
New paints mean green standards for low VOC emissions.
Freddie Mac economists expect that the construction of 440,000 units annually will be needed to meet apartment demand over the next 10 years due to the decline in household formation.
Reporting is now required for all employee fatalities and hospitalizations rather than just groups of three or more.
Improper documentation will cost unlicensed contractors $2,000 per incident
Two years later, more than 20,000 applicants are still waiting to have their homes rebuilt.
Proposal reacts to study indicating one-third of workers get no rest breaks, two-thirds don't get water.
Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose for a fourth consecutive month in September to a level of 59 on the Housing Market Index.
The ban halts use in new construction and remodeling, but offers exemption for small replacement jobs.