Disaster Response

Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 17, 2020 0 Comments
Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) or emergency business plan can help you assess probable hazards to your business or HBA and put measures in place to mitigate risks or coordinate actions during times of crisis. Here’s how to create one for your business.

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BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

Filed in Committees and Councils, Disaster Response by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on every aspect of life, including the housing industry. Despite the challenges the pandemic has presented, however, many in the industry have looked for ways they could help, including Vaughan Buckley, a member of the Building Systems Councils (BSC). But he would need the help of his fellow builders to really make an impact.

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NAHB Hurricane Relief Outreach Ongoing in Gulf Coast Region

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership by on September 14, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Hurricane Relief Outreach Ongoing in Gulf Coast Region

NAHB continues to work closely with state and local HBAs to meet the needs of members who are affected by hurricanes Sally and Laura.

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How Does Your Preparedness Compare?

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 10, 2020 0 Comments
How Does Your Preparedness Compare?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently released the results from its 2020 National Household Survey, which assesses the nation’s progress in building a culture of preparedness.

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Beware of Scams Related to Economic Stimulus Programs

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response by on September 9, 2020 0 Comments
Beware of Scams Related to Economic Stimulus Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Inspector General is warning small businesses about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the SBA in response to COVID-19.

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Updated Job Site Coronavirus Guidance Includes New Advice for Face Coverings, Visitors

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 3, 2020 1 Comment
Updated Job Site Coronavirus Guidance Includes New Advice for Face Coverings, Visitors

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) published important updates to itsĀ guidanceĀ for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response.

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Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 3, 2020 0 Comments
Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family, community, and business disaster planning now and throughout the year. Now is the time to make plans to protect your family and business for the next natural or man-made disaster.

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CDC Issues Rental Eviction Moratorium Through Dec. 31

CDC Issues Rental Eviction Moratorium Through Dec. 31

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a nationwide order that will halt millions of U.S. renters from being evicted through Dec. 31, 2020. The CDC said the measure is necessary to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

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FHFA and FHA Extend Single-Family Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums Through Dec. 31, 2020

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Housing Finance by on August 28, 2020 0 Comments
FHFA and FHA Extend Single-Family Foreclosure and Eviction Moratoriums Through Dec. 31, 2020

Both FHFA and FHA said these moves were made to protect borrowers and renters who are at risk of losing their home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal Housing Administration is also extending its foreclosure and eviction moratorium through the end of the year for home owners with FHA-insured single-family mortgages.

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Explore Urban Multifamily Demand in the Age of COVID-19

Filed in Disaster Response, Education, Multifamily by on August 19, 2020 0 Comments
Explore Urban Multifamily Demand in the Age of COVID-19

Learn about increased apartment density and innovative multifamily typologies such as co-living that have begun to help combat the housing crisis that millions of Americans face.

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