Disaster Response

Dean Mon Visits Puerto Rico Home Builders

Filed in Disaster Response, Leadership, NAHB Cares by on November 10, 2017 1 Comment
Dean Mon Visits Puerto Rico Home Builders

Third Vice Chairman Dean Mon recently traveled to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico to speak with members of the Puerto Rico Builders Association and share some of his personal experiences from Hurricane Sandy five years ago.

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Hitting the ‘Reset Button’ and Finding Success

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on October 24, 2017 0 Comments
Hitting the ‘Reset Button’ and Finding Success

Kevin Vick’s remodeling company in Florida was “decimated” by the recession, so he moved back to his hometown of Houston where he successfully learned how to start all over.

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Texas Students Repair Hurricane-Damaged Roof

Filed in Disaster Response, NAHB Cares, Student Chapters by on October 23, 2017 1 Comment
Texas Students Repair Hurricane-Damaged Roof

When members of the University of Texas at San Antonio student chapter of NAHB learned about a local family in need of a new roof after it was destroyed by Hurricane Harvey, they decide to put their construction knowledge and labor to work.

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HBA Rallies Multiple Shipments of Donations for Hurricane Victims

Filed in Disaster Response, NAHB Cares by on October 18, 2017 0 Comments
HBA Rallies Multiple Shipments of Donations for Hurricane Victims

Thanks to the generosity of area residents and businesses — not to mention, a significant amount of coordination through the Delaware HBA — two 26-foot box trucks filled to max-load capacity with donations arrived in Texas earlier this week.

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IRS Announces Tax Relief for California Wildfire Victims

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response by on October 16, 2017 0 Comments
IRS Announces Tax Relief for California Wildfire Victims

For those who qualify, the tax relief postpones certain filing deadlines, allows claims of casualty losses and provides penalty relief to some who file late.

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HUD Issues Timeline for FHA Multifamily Applications in Harvey-Impacted Areas

Filed in Disaster Response, Multifamily by on September 29, 2017 0 Comments

HUD will begin accepting new multifamily mortgage insurance applications in Harvey-impacted areas in October.

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IRS Authorizes LIHTC Owners to Provide Emergency Housing for Disaster Victims

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 29, 2017 0 Comments

The Internal Revenue Service announced that the owners and operators of low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) projects may use vacant units to provide emergency housing to individuals, regardless of income, displaced by a major disaster.

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Restarting Your Business After a Natural Disaster

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response by on September 25, 2017 0 Comments
Restarting Your Business After a Natural Disaster

Understanding how your business has been affected by a natural disaster and developing a sensible strategy may increase the probability your firm becomes financially viable in a post-disaster environment. Here are some helpful tips.

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Drywall Prices Expected to Rise

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on September 15, 2017 0 Comments
Drywall Prices Expected to Rise

While most building materials prices will likely increase in the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the price for gypsum might be the first to ascend as a result of the storms.

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OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

OSHA Worksite Inspections Temporarily Halted in Irma, Harvey-affected Areas

The suspensions will not apply to OSHA inspections prompted by accidents or deaths.

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