Disaster Response

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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Using Modular to Help Rebuild After a Disaster

Using Modular to Help Rebuild After a Disaster

Modular homes can play a valuable role in the recovery following severe weather such as a hurricane, because they can be built quickly and offsite in a controlled environment, among other benefits to builders.

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Will Lumber Prices Surge in Hurricanes’ Wake?

Will Lumber Prices Surge in Hurricanes’ Wake?

It’s too early to tell exactly how much of an impact hurricanes Harvey and Irma will have on the prices for lumber and other building materials, especially as other factors such as wildfires and duties are still uncertain. But history suggests there will at least be a noticeable impact in the storm-affected regions.

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4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

4 Keys to Working with Insurance Adjusters

The rebuilding process after a natural disaster is arduous, even for those who have flood insurance. Home owners who want to get their lives back in order as quickly as possible will seek out a seasoned builder who knows what to expect and how best to collaborate with insurance adjusters.

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