Disaster Response

A Communication Plan Can Help Your Business During a Crisis

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A Communication Plan Can Help Your Business During a Crisis

A crisis communication plan developed before an emergency can help your business or HBA execute a well-organized response. Create an outline for your plan by following three simple steps.

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FHFA Further Extends Support for Borrowers

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FHFA Further Extends Support for Borrowers

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced today that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will extend buying qualified loans in forbearance and several loan origination flexibilities until Oct. 31, 2020. 

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How the Home Building Industry is Keeping Workers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 23, 2020 0 Comments
How the Home Building Industry is Keeping Workers Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The home building industry has always been a staunch advocate for the safety of workers, but COVID-19 has heightened some of elements that can affect builders’ safety, which companies continue to work hard to address. See how builders are addressing these issues in the latest episode from TheHill.TV.

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Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

Filed in Disaster Response by on September 17, 2020 0 Comments
Before Disaster Strikes, Prepare Your Business with an Emergency Plan

A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) or emergency business plan can help you assess probable hazards to your business or HBA and put measures in place to mitigate risks or coordinate actions during times of crisis. Here’s how to create one for your business.

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BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

Filed in Committees and Councils, Disaster Response by on September 16, 2020 0 Comments
BSC Member Leads Coalition to Increase Housing Supply in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis has had a significant impact on every aspect of life, including the housing industry. Despite the challenges the pandemic has presented, however, many in the industry have looked for ways they could help, including Vaughan Buckley, a member of the Building Systems Councils (BSC). But he would need the help of his fellow builders to really make an impact.

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NAHB Hurricane Relief Outreach Ongoing in Gulf Coast Region

Filed in Disaster Response, Membership by on September 14, 2020 0 Comments
NAHB Hurricane Relief Outreach Ongoing in Gulf Coast Region

NAHB continues to work closely with state and local HBAs to meet the needs of members who are affected by hurricanes Sally and Laura.

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How Does Your Preparedness Compare?

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How Does Your Preparedness Compare?

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently released the results from its 2020 National Household Survey, which assesses the nation’s progress in building a culture of preparedness.

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Beware of Scams Related to Economic Stimulus Programs

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response by on September 9, 2020 0 Comments
Beware of Scams Related to Economic Stimulus Programs

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Inspector General is warning small businesses about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the SBA in response to COVID-19.

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Updated Job Site Coronavirus Guidance Includes New Advice for Face Coverings, Visitors

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 3, 2020 1 Comment
Updated Job Site Coronavirus Guidance Includes New Advice for Face Coverings, Visitors

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) published important updates to its guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response.

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Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

Filed in Disaster Response, Safety by on September 3, 2020 0 Comments
Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family, community, and business disaster planning now and throughout the year. Now is the time to make plans to protect your family and business for the next natural or man-made disaster.

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