Updates

SAHF Submits Letter for HUD's RFI Regarding Iron, Steel, Construction Materials, and Manufactured Products Used in Housing Programs Pursuant to BABA

April 16, 2024

Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) is grateful for the opportunity to respond to HUD’s Request for Information Regarding Iron, Steel, Construction Materials, and Manufactured Products Used in Housing Programs Pursuant to the Build America, Buy America Act (Docket No. FR-6433-N-01). While the goal to support American production and manufacturing is important, SAHF is extremely concerned with the impact a Buy America Procurement (BAP) requirement will have on the production and preservation of affordable housing, through increased and variable costs; longer lead times; the inability to source specific goods or use subcontractors that comply with other federal requirements and policy objectives; navigating an additional compliance structure that has not even been established; and delays and costs associated with complying or seeking waivers when needed.

Read the full letter here.