Current Government Affairs News

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FEMA Extends Grace Period for Flood Insurance Renewal Premiums

Posted on March 30, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be extending the grace period to renew flood insurance policies under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) from 30 days to 120 days. ...

DHS Designates Residential Construction as “Essential Infrastructure Business”

Posted on March 30, 2020

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

NAHB Chief Economist Provides Economic Update on Impact of COVID-19

Posted on March 27, 2020

The latest weekly economic analysis on the impact of the coronavirus from NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz: Despite the strong start during the first two months of the year, incoming data are now showing the negative effe...

KCHBA Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 15

Posted on March 26, 2020

Do you know a high school senior interested in a career in the skilled trades? The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is offering $10,000 in scholarships. The deadline has been extended to April 15. Click...

Construction Jobsite Safety Recommendations

Posted on March 25, 2020

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has published guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response. NAHB is a key member of CISC. Th...

NAHB Wants to Hear from You

Posted on March 25, 2020

As NAHB continues to advocate for the needs of the housing industry during the coronavirus pandemic, it needs to keep hearing how the crisis is impacting your business. NAHB launched its first survey last week and will open a...

COVID-19 Update: Stay-At-Home Orders, Office Information

Posted on March 24, 2020

To our members: It is the highest priority of the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City to keep its members and staff safe while also distributing up-to-date information as events continue to unfold regarding CO...

MO Governor Delays Elections to June

Posted on March 23, 2020

In response to COVID-19, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order postponing the April 7 election until June 2. “Given the growing concern surrounding COVID-19 and the large number of people elections attract...

“Construction of Housing” Is “Essential Infrastructure”

Posted on March 21, 2020

On March 21, officials with Johnson and Wyandotte Counties in Kansas, the city of Kansas City, MO, and Jackson County, MO, issued a “stay-at-home” order, effective on Tuesday March 24th, to limit the public’s exposure t...

Fox4 Highlights MCC Students Building Smart Home for Home Show

Posted on March 6, 2020

Fox4 recently aired a segment about the Metropolitan Community College students who are gaining hands-on experience in construction by building the KCHBA's smart home for the 2020 Greater Kansas City Home & Lifestyle Show...