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NAHB Lauds Reps. Newhouse and McMorris Rodgers for Deeming Housing as ‘Essential’

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on April 9, 2020 3 Comments
NAHB Lauds Reps. Newhouse and McMorris Rodgers for Deeming Housing as ‘Essential’

NAHB today commended the efforts of Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-Wash.) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) to urge Washington Governor Jay Inslee to include residential construction as “essential” under the state’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.

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

Filed in Advocacy, Codes and Standards, Disaster Response by on March 30, 2020 3 Comments
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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DHS Designates Residential Construction as ‘Essential Infrastructure Business’

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response, Multifamily by on March 28, 2020
DHS Designates Residential Construction as ‘Essential Infrastructure Business’

In a critical win for NAHB and the residential construction sector, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

Filed in Codes and Standards, Labor, Safety by on March 26, 2020 14 Comments
90 Organizations Urge DHS to Designate Residential Construction ‘Essential’

In an effort spearheaded by NAHB, 90 companies and organizations today called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.”

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