At NAHB’s Urging, White House Holds Supply Chain Summit

NAHB’s efforts to engage the White House to convene a home building materials supply chain summit seeking out solutions to end production bottlenecks that have resulted in soaring material prices has borne fruit. This afternoon, NAHB, along with a diverse group of stakeholders, participated in a virtual discussion hosted by the White House regarding current […]

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Justice Department Provides Clarity to Ohio District Court Ruling on Eviction Moratorium A recent statement by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has provided clarity on a recent legal decision to overturn the eviction moratorium decision by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC). On March 10, NAHB won a key legal decision when […]

Commerce Department Cuts Lumber Tariffs from 20% to 9%

With lumber prices experiencing extreme price volatility this year and harming housing affordability, a final determination of the first administrative review by the U.S. Commerce Department to reduce duties on shipments of Canadian lumber into the United States by more than half is good news for American home builders and home buyers. “The Commerce Department’s action to […]

Blower Door & Duct Blaster Testing Mandatory

Beginning January 1, 2021, within the jurisdictions of the Miami County Department of Development, blower door and duct blaster testing will be mandatory.  There is no longer an option for a visual test. The process will be as follows: Plans submitted with a statement that the plans comply with section 1105.3 of the 2019 Residential […]

Stand Down for Safety on April 16, 2020

With the efforts of the National Association of Home Builders and the Ohio Home Builders Association and all they’ve done to keep housing an “essential business” comes the responsibility to take safety seriously. So with that in mind, on Thursday, April 16, we are urging members, and all residential construction companies to halt work for […]

Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration has released some basic guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses to help keep their employees employed. The PPP is  being administered by the SBA and is a loan that you may not need to pay back if you use the proceeds to cover payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent […]


During today’s COVID-19 press conference, Governor DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted made it very clear, ENFORCEMENT of Stay at Home Order is coming and should be expected.  Below is a list of bullet points to prepare as best you can. READ the Order and use your best judgment under the plain reading of the Order. […]

Directors Stay at Home Order

Housing Construction and Essential Business Construction Considered Essential Infrastructure  Yesterday afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine announced a “stay-at-home” order effective at 11:59pm on Monday, March 23 to last through April 6th. Most important for HBA members, the residential construction industry (specifically essential business construction and housing construction) is listed as “essential infrastructure” and thus are allowed […]

Miami County Building Regulation Announces COVID-19 Policy

DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT COVID-19 POLICY, EFFECTIVE: March 20 2020.  The Miami County Department of Development has issued a new procedures with regard to handling permits during this time.  Below is a link with all the information you may need.  If you have any questions, we are here to help as best we can.  Please feel free […]

Mark your Calendar for the Inaugural Dinner Jan 10th 2020!

Mark your calendar to be at the Inaugural dinner in celebration of the 2020 board of directors for the Western Ohio HBA! Dine and network with us at Hobart’s Bravo Room, cocktails start at 6pm and a fabulous dinner at 7. Announcements, as well as updates on the NAHB and OHBA will be given at […]