Tag: disaster recovery

What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

What Resilience in a Home Looks Like Depends on Where You Live

Most areas of the country tend to be at higher risk for one or two hazards. Practices can be incorporated into new and existing homes to help increase the chance they will “weather the storm” by making them more resilient and enabling home owners to repair and remain in those homes.

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MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

According to a new study from the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab, factory-built houses — i.e., modular, panelized or pre-assembled homes — could help increase affordable housing stock and significantly aid in disaster response and recovery. However, factory-built homes comprise only 3% of single-family homes in the United States. What can be done to better utilize these types of homes?

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How to Help Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

Filed in NAHB Cares by on September 20, 2018 0 Comments
How to Help Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

As the remnants of Hurricane Florence continue to bring historic flooding to the Carolinas and several tornadoes touched down in Virginia, the NAHB Federation stands ready to help its members, their families and all victims impacted by the storm.

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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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