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Giving back to our community is more than an act of social responsibility, it’s a source of pride for our entire membership. Every day, we pay it forward to help promote the housing industry and make Wisconsin an even better place to live, work, and thrive. Let’s take a closer look at three ways our loyal members help us make a difference in local communities in your area.
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Recently, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) published its 2018 Wisconsin Housing Impact Study, examining the effect of residential construction activity on the state’s economy. The news is good: residential construction in Wisconsin generates income and jobs for state residents, as well as substantial revenue for state and local governments.
Home modification plays a critical role in older adults’ ability to age in their homes. Beginning July 17, the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology will be offering the Wisconsin HOMES Program, an online professional training program with Wisconsin-specific tools and resources for professionals working in aging, disability, housing, and health care settings serving older adults. Students earn an Executive Certificate and continuing education hours!
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Home building in Wisconsin is highly competitive, so it’s essential to have all the right tools in your mental toolbox for sealing the deal on a family’s dream home. The following sales strategies for home builders can help guide you through the process.
ALSO: DSPS Update on Electrical Code: Attention Electricians • New Commercial Building Codes Goes into Effect May 1st • More WHEDA Loans Coming for New Construction as a Result of 2017 WI Act 277 • Madison Mayor Paul Soglin Claims Democrat Primary is a "Two-Person" Race • Senator Roth Gets an Opponent • 2017 Wisconsin Act 330: Safe Buildings with Fewer Carbon Monoxide Detectors • From NAHB: Safe, Affordable Homes Win at Code Hearings
The recently completed legislative session is a huge win for more affordable housing for Wisconsin families. From streamlining wetlands housing development regulations to prohibiting building codes from exceeding statewide uniform standards, the leadership and influence of our members are making a powerful impact on Wisconsin’s building industry.
ALSO: Wetland Reform Becomes Law • Development and Housing Affordability Act Now 2017 Wisconsin Act 243 • Efficiency Coming to DSPS Councils with 2017 Wisconsin Act 240 • Looking for a Speaker to Tell the Good News? • Join DSPS for Spring Session of "Ask the Code Official" • From NAHB: Timber Towers Face Key Vote