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Important Sign Update City of San Antonio – Framing Class Wednesday, Sept. 2nd 1:00pm I am writing to share with you that the City of San Antonio Development Services Department (DSD) plans to start removing Builders and Developers signs that are located in the Right of Way (ROW), that are the wrong size or lack…

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Fannie, Freddie to Delay Mortgage Refinancing 0.5% Surcharge Until Dec. 1 After strong opposition from NAHB and many other housing, consumer advocacy, and banking groups, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) said today that it has ordered Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to delay until Dec. 1, 2020, the implementation of a new 0.5% surcharge…

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NAHB Statement on Beryllium Settlement with OSHA NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke issued the following statement regarding a settlement with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) involving a rule on beryllium exposure in construction: “NAHB commends our settlement with OSHA addressing our concerns with the overly broad applicability of both the Jan. 7, 2017 final…

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NAHB Rolls Out First Wave of 2020 Congressional Endorsements NAHB is once again endorsing candidates for the U.S. House and Senate in the upcoming Nov. 3 elections. NAHB endorses candidates who have shown a commitment to policies that promote homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans. NAHB makes all of its endorsement decisions in…

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Government Affairs Update City of San Antonio COVID Ordinance; City Council Agendas; SARA update; 87th Legislature and AG Opinion Posted 08/10/20 City of San Antonio The City of San Antonio’s Development Services Department (DSD) and GSABA will host their bi-monthly meeting this Wednesday, August 12th at 1:00 pm.  The agenda for the meeting along with…

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Government Affairs Update CPS Energy, Bexar County, City Agendas, San Antonio Development Services Stats and Critical 2021 Building Code Information Posted 07/10/20 CPS Energy Portal to be shut down this weekend-7/11/20  and 7/12/20 CPS will be working on their website this weekend to make a software update under their Energy Construction & Renovation Initiative.  CPS…

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GSABA Government Affairs Update By Kristi Sutterfield, Executive Vice President Greater San Antonio Builders Association City of San Antonio Development Services Department Update and Handouts: Agenda for the upcoming Development Services Task Force meeting Modifications have been made to Drop Off/Pick Up Development Services Department Budget with FY 2020 Budget numbers Monthly Permit Summary to…

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Critical Government Affairs Update – Essential Workers On Saturday, March 28th the Department of Homeland Security/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released their updated list of critical infrastructure/essential services to include residential construction and many construction related services. Many thanks to the leadership of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and others in Washington…

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Critical Government Affairs Update March 20, 2020 The last week has been a hard one for all of us as well as for the members of the Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA). The battle against this virus is an unprecedented challenge unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetime. GSABA is doing everything in our…

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HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Suspend Foreclosures and Evictions President Trump announced today that he has directed the Department of Housing and Urban Development to suspend foreclosures and evictions for mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration through the end of April. The Federal Housing Finance Agency also announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie…

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