FAQs for Those Seeking Small Business Loans Under New Stimulus Law

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership by on April 1, 2020 1 Comment
FAQs for Those Seeking Small Business Loans Under New Stimulus Law

NAHB has put together FAQs for small business owners, self-employed individuals, sole proprietors, and 501(c)(3) organizations who are interested in obtaining small business loans under the newly-enacted CARES Act.

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Fannie, Freddie to Allow Desktop Appraisals on New Construction Loans

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Fannie, Freddie to Allow Desktop Appraisals on New Construction Loans

The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced several loan processing flexibilities for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, including allowing desktop appraisals on new construction loans.

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Workers on Home Building Sites Should Strictly Adhere to Coronavirus Precautions

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Workers on Home Building Sites Should Strictly Adhere to Coronavirus Precautions

The health and safety of home builders and contractors is our top priority. NAHB helped develop a Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan specifically tailored to construction job sites, and workers need to use it.

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What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

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What’s New in Water Technologies for the Home

Water has been around since the beginning of time, but technology regarding water continues to evolve. Here’s a snapshot of some of the latest trends in residential water technology.

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Profile in Leadership: NAHB’s Former Female Presidents Share Their Stories

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Profile in Leadership: NAHB’s Former Female Presidents Share Their Stories

NAHB’s National Women’s History Month celebration concludes with a look at two powerhouses in the industry: NAHB’s two former female presidents — Shirley Wiseman (1989) of The McVay Group in Lexington, Ky., and Sandy Dunn (2008) of BJ Builders in Point Pleasant, W.V.

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Register for Member Webinar: COVID-19 Update for Your Workplace

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Register for Member Webinar: COVID-19 Update for Your Workplace

Join a free member webinar on Wednesday April 1, to understand the paid sick leave and the expanded family leave provisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

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FHA Announces Policy Updates Related to COVID-19

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FHA Announces Policy Updates Related to COVID-19

The Federal Housing Administration has announced new guidance for property appraisals and other policy updates due to the COVID-19 national emergency declared by the president.

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DHS Designation for Home Building as ‘Essential’ is Not Mandatory

DHS Designation for Home Building as ‘Essential’ is Not Mandatory

The Department of Homeland Security designation of residential construction as an “Essential Infrastructure Business” is good news for the housing industry. However, the designation is advisory in nature and should not be considered a federal directive or standard. To help members determine where builders can stay on the job, NAHB has created a map detailing which states and municipalities have enacted orders that may impact builders.

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FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums

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FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) from 30 days to 120 days.

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NAHB Podcast: Homeland Security and FEMA Announce Provisions for Housing

Filed in Disaster Response by on March 30, 2020 0 Comments

On this special flash episode of Housing Developments, NAHB CEO Jerry Howard announces two new housing provisions from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency that were announced over the weekend.

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