Disaster Response

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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Local HBA Spearheads Hurricane Relief Efforts for Bahamas

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Local HBA Spearheads Hurricane Relief Efforts for Bahamas

When news broke that Hurricane Dorian was about the ravage the Bahamas and slam Florida’s coast the Greater Orlando Builders Association (GOBA) sprang into action. Since then, hundreds of hurricane relief items have been collected and shipped to the Bahamas, with more items on the way this week.

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Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Now is the Time to Prepare One

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Do You Have a Disaster Plan? Now is the Time to Prepare One

September is National Preparedness Month, an annual awareness campaign by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NAHB strongly urges home builders to use this time to review jobsite and business disaster preparedness.

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Builders and Consumers Weigh in on Resiliency of New Homes

Filed in Codes and Regulations, Disaster Response by on July 9, 2019 0 Comments
Builders and Consumers Weigh in on Resiliency of New Homes

The increasing number of significant natural disasters occurring over the past few years, along with ongoing concerns regarding the effects of climate change, have prompted discussions at every level of government on actions to increase the resiliency of communities, infrastructure and buildings.

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Congress Approves 4-Month Extension of Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on June 3, 2019 1 Comment
Congress Approves 4-Month Extension of Flood Insurance Program

The House and Senate have approved disaster relief legislation that extends funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for another four months through Sept. 30, 2019.

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Prepare for Severe Weather Before It’s Too Late

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Prepare for Severe Weather Before It’s Too Late

The National Weather Service predicts several major hurricanes (with winds of 111 mph or higher) in the Atlantic this year with hurricane season officially starting June 1. Resources are available to help remodelers, builders, HBAs and consumers prepare for and respond to a natural disaster.

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NAHB Helps Avert Lapse in Federal Flood Insurance Program

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on May 30, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Helps Avert Lapse in Federal Flood Insurance Program

Thanks in large part to NAHB’s efforts, the House and Senate have approved legislation that extends funding for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for another two weeks through June 14, 2019.

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Federal Flood Insurance Program Could Lapse and Jeopardize Home Sales

Filed in Capitol Hill, Disaster Response by on May 29, 2019 0 Comments
Federal Flood Insurance Program Could Lapse and Jeopardize Home Sales

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is facing a short-term lapse and any home buyers who require federal flood insurance are encouraged to move any June closings up to May 31 if possible.

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Donate to Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

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Donate to Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts

When Hurricane Michael touched down this week in the Florida Panhandle as an historic category 4 storm, it devastated entire towns with its punishing wind and dangerous flooding. NAHB will be working closely with the home builder associations throughout the region to help them meet the needs of members and residents.

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