Department of Housing and Urban Development

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NARI & NAHBR Stance on RRP Opt-Out Provision

DEAN HERRIGES & GEORGE MOORE respond to Michael Anschel's August 2012 column in REMODELING about the ethics of the lead paint rule's opt-out provision. Read more

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EPA Crackdown: Over $17K in Fines Levied for RRP Violations
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SAVE Act Would Help Boost Retrofit Work

Legislation would help boost retrofit work. Read more

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White House Looks to Shed Foreclosed Homes
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NAHB, CPSC Issue Guidelines on Chinese Drywall Abatement
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For HUD, Tough Choices in 2012
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Tax Relief for Consumers Experiencing Chinese Drywall Damage

The IRS releases guidelines on tax relief for homeowners suffering property losses due to the effects of certain imported drywall. Read more

Eye Protection
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Eye Protection

Expert Brindley Byrd answers a question about worker eye protection. Read more

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Agencies promote energy efficiency

Three governmental agencies have spearheaded an extensive initiative to promote energy efficiency. Read more

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HUD Grant Boosts Lead Abatement Demand

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced distribution of more than $67 million in grants to local lead safety programs across the country last October. According to a HUD press release, $59 million of the grant money will be used "to remove lead hazards from approximately 7,000 privately owned homes in 16 states." "We're always looking for good contractors," says Tina Koumoutsos, housing program coordinator for the City of Springfield (Ohio). Read more

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