Disaster Response

Donate to Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

Filed in Disaster Response by on October 12, 2018 0 Comments
Donate to Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

When Hurricane Michael touched down this week in the Florida Panhandle as an historic category 4 storm, it devastated entire towns with its punishing wind and dangerous flooding. NAHB will be working closely with the home builder associations throughout the region to help them meet the needs of members and residents.

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Builders Deliver Homes and Hope to Devastated Communities

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Builders Deliver Homes and Hope to Devastated Communities

As we celebrate the final week of National Homeownership Month, we’re highlighting how NAHB members are delivering the American Dream to home owners and communities impacted by natural disasters. As previously reported, modular housing can help devastated communities rebuild more efficiently. Homes can be built quickly and offsite in a controlled environment, saving time and […]

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FloodSmart.gov is Back in Business

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FloodSmart.gov is Back in Business

For many years, FloodSmart.gov was a resource for residents, business owners, floodplain managers and others interested learning more about the National Flood Insurance Program. But FEMA was forced to deactivate it shortly after the site experienced security issues in late 2016. Now, it’s back — and even better than the original.

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NAHB Continues Outreach to Puerto Rico

Filed in Disaster Response by on May 8, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Continues Outreach to Puerto Rico

NAHB Second Vice Chairman Dean Mon (third from right) has been meeting this week with Puerto Rico government officials and local HBA leaders to facilitate ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, which ravaged the island territory last fall. NAHB continues to work with HUD officials to channel more resources toward rebuilding the […]

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HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

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HUD Allots $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery in U.S. and Puerto Rico

HUD announced that nearly $28 billion will go to support long-term disaster recovery efforts in nine U.S. states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds represent the largest single amount of disaster recovery assistance in HUD’s history.

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National Flood Insurance Program Announces Updates, Rate Increases

National Flood Insurance Program Announces Updates, Rate Increases

On April 1, a 6.9% increase was applied to the average premium rate for standard flood insurance policies, rising from $994 to $1,062. FEMA has also announced a rate increase for the Increased Cost of Compliance premium, going into effect Jan. 1, 2019.

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EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

EPA Clarifies Rules on Working with Lead Paint After Disasters

The Environmental Protection Agency today provided needed clarification to the information it had posted regarding emergency renovations under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule – clarification that NAHB has insisted its members need to get needed repairs completed while staying in compliance with the rule.

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HUD Allocates Disaster Recovery Funds

Filed in Disaster Response, Multifamily by on February 16, 2018 0 Comments
HUD Allocates Disaster Recovery Funds

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has released its policies regarding how it will allocate $7.39 billion in Community Development Block Grant disaster recovery funds provided by the 2017 Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief.

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NAHB Leaders Tour Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

Filed in Disaster Response, Global Housing, Leadership by on January 5, 2018 1 Comment
NAHB Leaders Tour Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts

NAHB Senior Officers Randy Noel and Dean Mon flew to Puerto Rico in late December to get a first-hand look at the devastation wrought by last fall’s hurricanes — and to see how the Federation can help Puerto Rican home builders get back to business faster.

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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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