Disaster Response

Video: Why Homes are Essential

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership by on May 27, 2020 1 Comment

To showcase the value of home building within communities as we rebuild from this pandemic, NAHB created a video for members and HBAs to use on their websites.

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OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

OSHA this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of COVID-19 on OSHA injury and illness logs. The new requirements go into effect Tuesday, May 26.

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Construction Career Exploration Moves Online

Construction Career Exploration Moves Online

Home builders associations are teaming with members and their local school systems to keep career exploration available to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, modifying hands-on or in-person events into online experiences.

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Listen to Industry Experts Discuss the Opioid Crisis in Construction

Listen to Industry Experts Discuss the Opioid Crisis in Construction

In the latest episode of the Builders Mutual podcast, Building Progress, Tina Hill, director of workers’ compensation claims at Builders Mutual, and NAHB VP David Jaffe talk about the challenges facing people struggling with or recovering from opioid addiction, and how the crisis in construction continues.

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HBA Outreach Tells Community: We’re Open for Business

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership by on May 20, 2020 0 Comments
HBA Outreach Tells Community: We’re Open for Business

The Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines created a video public service announcement to reinforce the message that the residential construction industry is open for business and is strictly adhering local, state and industry safety standards.

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Survey: 22% of Builders Lowered Prices in April

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Home Building by on May 20, 2020 12 Comments
Survey: 22% of Builders Lowered Prices in April

In recent weeks, there has been anecdotal evidence about builders lowering home prices in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the latest NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) survey provides factual data: Nationally, about 22% of builders cut home prices in April 2020 in order to bolster sales and/or limit cancellations.

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FHFA Issues Guidance on Home Purchases, Refinancing While in Forbearance

FHFA Issues Guidance on Home Purchases, Refinancing While in Forbearance

The Federal Housing Finance Agency has issued temporary guidance for borrowers looking to buy a home or refinance who are in forbearance or recently ended their forbearance.

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More than 600,000 Construction Layoffs in March

More than 600,000 Construction Layoffs in March

The Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey data reveals there were 618,000 layoffs in the construction sector in March, a striking increase over the 202,000 total in February and a 245% jump over the 179,000 count in March 2019. It is expected the count will rise even higher when the BLS releases its April data in June.

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SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, has released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. 

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Members Find Creative Ways to Support Local Pandemic Recovery Efforts

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership, NAHB Cares by on May 15, 2020 0 Comments
Members Find Creative Ways to Support Local Pandemic Recovery Efforts

This is the latest in a series of posts highlighting the efforts made by NAHB members and HBAs to help their communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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