Current Government Affairs Issues

Stay current with the most recent and pressing issues affecting our industry.

Masks Now Required in Certain Areas of the KC Metro

Posted on July 2, 2020

Following recent executive orders announced in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Mo., Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has also announced that as of Friday, July 3, face masks are required in public spaces. "Under the order, most ...

KCMO, WyCo to Start Requiring Masks

Posted on June 28, 2020

Due to the increase in positive cases of Covid-19 recently in the Kansas City metropolitan area, both Wyandotte County, Kan., and the city of Kansas City, Mo., have issued new orders regarding the wearing of masks. Wyandot...

NAHB Spring Board Meeting Details

Posted on June 15, 2020

As a member of the KCHBA, you have access to an enormous catalog of resources through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). And since we’re like every one else, we want to make sure we’re getting what we pay f...

KC MADE Winners Announced Live on Facebook

Posted on June 3, 2020

On Sunday, May 31, KCHBA Workforce Chairman Drake Vidrine and KCHBA Executive Vice President Will Ruder went live on Facebook to announce the winners of this year’s KC MADE competition. During the week leading up to th...

OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

Posted on May 26, 2020

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of COVID-19 on OSHA injury and illness logs. The ...

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Posted on May 20, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, has released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. ...

Employee Retention Tax Credit: What You Need to Know

Posted on May 11, 2020

The IRS has released an extensive FAQ clarifying many early questions about when the employee retention tax credit can be claimed. The tax credit is designed to support eligible employers whose businesses are disrupted du...

Stay-Home Order Extensions, Expiration Dates

Posted on April 29, 2020

To our members: Are you wondering which stay-home order expiration date applies to you, your family and/or your business? In an effort to assist you in determining the best course of action, KCHBA is providing links to the...

Reapplying for Small Business EIDL Loans Under the CARES Act

Posted on April 24, 2020

The new $484 billion aid package approved by Congress includes $60 billion to renew funding for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program and adds $320 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Those who w...

HBI Extends Complimentary Online Learning Resources

Posted on April 24, 2020

The Home Builders Institute (HBI) has extended free online learning alternatives for local schools and training programs through May 31, in response to continued requests for K-12 Career Technical Education (CTE) amid the COV...