Disaster Response

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

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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

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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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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

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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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