NAHB: Let’s Band Together as We Rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast

Filed in Disaster Response, Leadership, NAHB Cares by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments

This post was updated Sept. 1.

Houston home owners begin digging out. Photos courtesy of 2017 NAHB Remodelers Chair Dan Bawden, President, Legal Eagle Contractors, Co.

NAHB Chair Granger MacDonald issued the following statement on the need for collaboration among key stakeholders as communities look to rebuild.

“In light of the White House announcement that 100,000 homes were damaged by Hurricane Harvey, I am calling on all stakeholders to work together during the long and arduous process of rebuilding the homes and communities devastated by the storm.

“The flooding caused by the hurricane has left behind unprecedented damage. Rebuilding will be a costly and complex process demanding hard work, sacrifice and creative solutions. This is the time for the business community, government and individuals to work cooperatively toward the shared goal of restoring the communities along the Gulf Coast.

“This is a complicated, multifaceted challenge. It will touch on finance; insurance; building technology; local, state and federal laws and regulations; communication and numerous other sectors and processes,” the statement said.

Already, HBAs and individual builders across the nation are offering their help. The HBA of Delaware is working with member moving company Two Guys and a Truck to fill a large van with cleaning supplies and other necessities provided by HBA members. Members of the Hopkins County HBA in Kentucky are providing supplies for Madisonville Garage Doors, which is sending one truck Sept. 1 and another Sept. 8.

MacDonald himself is overseeing NAHB efforts even as he addresses the extent of damage to the 15,000 multifamily units his company manages in the greater Houston area.

“The National Association of Home Builders stands with the people of Houston and all of the Gulf Coast during this difficult time. We pledge to be active in the efforts to rebuild the region’s homes and communities and to help make them better than ever,” MacDonald said.

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