Tag: disaster recovery

HUD Announces Waivers for Hurricane Recovery Areas

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Multifamily by on October 27, 2017 0 Comments
HUD Announces Waivers for Hurricane Recovery Areas

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced a package of 19 regulatory and administrative waivers aimed at helping communities accelerate their recovery from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

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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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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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Staying Safe on the Worksite After Weather Damage, Flooding

Filed in Disaster Response, Labor, Safety and Health by on September 6, 2017 3 Comments
Staying Safe on the Worksite After Weather Damage, Flooding

NAHB has a list of resources to help keep volunteers and workers safe when hurricanes and floods strike, as well as during cleanup, recovery and reconstruction operations.

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NAHB: Let’s Band Together as We Rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast

Filed in Disaster Response, Leadership, NAHB Cares by on August 31, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB: Let’s Band Together as We Rebuild the Texas Gulf Coast

“The flooding caused by the hurricane has left behind unprecedented damage. Rebuilding will be a costly and complex process demanding hard work, sacrifice and creative solutions. This is the time for the business community, government and individuals to work cooperatively toward the shared goal of restoring the communities along the Gulf Coast” said NAHB chair Granger MacDonald in a statement this afternoon.

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Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response, Remodelers by on August 29, 2017 3 Comments
Flood Catastrophe: 15 Coping Strategies for Remodelers

Whether it’s Hurricane Harvey or a future weather catastrophe, any of us could find ourselves in the chaos of a destructive storm. When it happens, brace yourself. Have a plan in place and be ready to respond.

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Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Filed in Disaster Response, Leadership, NAHB Cares by on August 28, 2017 2 Comments
Donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Texans are fighting floodwaters rising to historic levels as Hurricane Harvey pounds the Lone Star State. Here are ways that NAHB members can help.

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Dallas Builders Offer Sound Advice After Disaster

Filed in NAHB Cares by on December 29, 2015 0 Comments

Violent storms in North Texas over the weekend led to at least 11 fatalities in the Dallas area along with a swath of destruction as a series of tornadoes leveled homes and flooded neighborhoods. As residents begin to survey the damage, fly-by-night “contractors” have begun to circle the streets, looking for home owners seeking a quick fix.

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HBAs Stand Ready When Disasters Strike

Filed in Homeownership, NAHB Cares by on October 7, 2015 2 Comments
HBAs Stand Ready When Disasters Strike

When natural disaster strikes a community, our HBAs are often called on to serve as a resource for residents whose lives have been devastated by the event. NAHB stands ready to assist HBAs and members with resources to help local consumers and building industry members during the recovery efforts.

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Illinois HBA Tells Consumers How to Avoid Contractor Fraud after Tornado

Filed in Home Building, NAHB Cares by on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
Illinois HBA Tells Consumers How to Avoid Contractor Fraud after Tornado

Late last week, an F4 tornado ripped through parts of Illinois, devastating the town of Fairdale and causing widespread damage in the surrounding area. The Northern Illinois Home Builders Association responded quickly to arm consumers with vital information about vetting, hiring and paying contractors to repair damage to their homes.

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