Builders Report Coronavirus a ‘Major Impact’ on Buyer Traffic

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Builders Report Coronavirus a ‘Major Impact’ on Buyer Traffic

A recent survey confirmed the coronavirus is having an adverse effect on home builders’ businesses. Among several key aspects, a drop in prospective buyer traffic was, by far, the most widespread issue caused by the illness.

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CFPB Provides Flexibility During COVID-19 Pandemic

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CFPB Provides Flexibility During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced that it is providing needed flexibility to enable financial companies to work with customers in need as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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NAHB Podcast: Senate Passes Stimulus Package

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NAHB Podcast: Senate Passes Stimulus Package

On this breaking news episode of Housing Developments, NAHB Chief Lobbyist Jim Tobin outlines the provisions in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package passed by the Senate late Wednesday night.

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Congress Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

Congress Approves $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package

Congress has approved a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the U.S. economy. The CARES Act includes several provisions to help small businesses and those engaged in the residential construction sector.

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USDA Acts to Help Rural Residents and Businesses Affected by COVID-19

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USDA Acts to Help Rural Residents and Businesses Affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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All-Female Leadership Team Serves as Role Models for Women in Construction

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All-Female Leadership Team Serves as Role Models for Women in Construction

Although it may be the first all-female leadership team for a local home builders association (HBA), the HBA of Greater Des Moines’ executive board brings much more to the table than a singular gender.

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NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 25, 2020 2 Comments
NAHB Publishes Construction Job Site Guidance for Coronavirus

NAHB is a key member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition that today published guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response.

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4 Factors You Should Know When Marketing to Gen Z

4 Factors You Should Know When Marketing to Gen Z

Described as the “selfie generation,” Generation Z currently comprises 26% of the U.S. population. By 2020, Gen Zers will command nearly 40% of all consumer shopping and are primary drivers of their parents’ purchasing decisions. Here’s what you need to know to capture their attention.

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NAHB Wants to Hear from You

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on March 25, 2020 1 Comment
NAHB Wants to Hear from You

As NAHB continues to advocate for the needs of the housing industry during the coronavirus pandemic, we need to continue hearing how the crisis is impacting your business. Your feedback to this week’s survey will help us promote policies to keep the housing sector running with as little disruption as possible during this difficult time.

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Employers Get First Round of Guidance on New Family Leave Law

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on March 24, 2020 0 Comments
Employers Get First Round of Guidance on New Family Leave Law

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its first round of published guidance to provide information to employers and employees about how each will be able to take advantage of the protections and relief offered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act when it takes effect on April 1.

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