Tag: NFIP

House Approves Additional $36.5 Billion in Disaster Relief

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 12, 2017 0 Comments
House Approves Additional $36.5 Billion in Disaster Relief

The House today approved a $36.5 billion emergency spending package geared to helping the hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and assisting the wildfire relief efforts in California. In addition, the bill specifically earmarks $16 billion to cancel the existing debt of the National Flood Insurance Program

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NAHB Opposes OMB Proposal to Reform National Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill by on October 5, 2017 4 Comments

NAHB supports reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program but opposes a proposal to phase out new NFIP policies for newly-constructed homes.

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Congress Approves Three-Month Extension of NFIP

Filed in Capitol Hill by on September 8, 2017 0 Comments

With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, Congress has approved a broad package that will extend funding for the government and the National Flood Insurance Program until Dec. 8.

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A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

Filed in Capitol Hill by on August 4, 2017 1 Comment
A Focus on Flood Insurance and Lumber

With Congress in its August recess, members are encouraged to visit their lawmakers in their home districts and seek action on two issues – flood insurance and lumber.

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NAHB and House Panel Reach Agreement on Flood Insurance Bill

Filed in Capitol Hill by on July 20, 2017 10 Comments
NAHB and House Panel Reach Agreement on Flood Insurance Bill

NAHB today reached an agreement with leaders of the House Financial Services Committee to craft a viable, long-term flood insurance reauthorization bill that will keep the National Flood Insurance Program fiscally sound and enable home builders to provide safe and affordable housing to consumers.

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NAHB Opposes Flood Insurance Bill that Clears House Panel

Filed in Capitol Hill by on June 16, 2017 0 Comments
NAHB Opposes Flood Insurance Bill that Clears House Panel

As the House Financial Services Committee voted today to approve the 21st Century Flood Reform Act, NAHB vowed to fight the measure and to work with Republican lawmakers to craft an alternative measure.

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Marker Released for Flood Insurance Reauthorization in 2017

Filed in Capitol Hill, Environmental by on December 7, 2016 2 Comments
Marker Released for Flood Insurance Reauthorization in 2017

Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, has released a set of principles regarding reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, which expires Sept. 30, 2017.

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Updated Manual to Clarify Flood Insurance Incentive Program

Filed in Codes and Regulations by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments

FEMA will soon release an updated CRS Coordinator’s Manual, the guidebook for the Community Rating System, an optional component of the National Flood Insurance Program that offers incentives to communities that do more than the minimum requirements to help citizens prevent or reduce flood losses.

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FEMA Provides Early Notice for 2017 Program Changes

Filed in Business Management, Capitol Hill, Environmental by on November 11, 2016 0 Comments
FEMA Provides Early Notice for 2017 Program Changes

The insurance rate increase is part of the next round of changes to the National Flood Insurance Program that take effect April 1, 2017. These changes will further implement the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 and the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.

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NAHB Members Stand Out at Flood Insurance Hearing

NAHB Members Stand Out at Flood Insurance Hearing

Inaccurate Flood Insurance Rate Maps inflate home prices, hike premiums for home owners and create havoc for small businesses, particularly the home builders, remodelers and other contractors working on residential construction projects in the nation’s floodplains, members told Senators today.

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