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Building Business News May 2020

Posted on May 8, 2020

Cover Story: From advocating to keep residential construction “essential”, to providing pertinent updates to members regarding city processes and department changes, KCHBA is committed to maintaining open lines of communi...

IBS Scholarship Applications Now Open

Posted on May 6, 2020

Since 2016, NAHB’s IBS Scholarship Program has awarded 92 up-and-coming residential construction professionals with the opportunity to attend our industry’s most comprehensive event, the NAHB International Builders’ Sho...

Spring Parade: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted on April 29, 2020

COVID-19 and the resulting unsafe health environment have imposed many challenges for the Spring Parade of Homes. The Parade Committee understands there are questions the builders have regarding this Parade and the following ...

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...

KCBJ: Home Builders Keep Working, Eyeing Future Demand

Posted on April 27, 2020

The Kansas City Business Journal recently featured the residential construction industry in an article about the future of home building given the current economic state due to COVID-19. "Although they've seen a dip in demand...

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...

Download this Children’s Activity Book

Posted on April 14, 2020

Download this children's activity book to help keep little ones occupied at home while also sharing why it's cool to have a job in the skilled trades. A big thank you goes to the Des Moines Professional Women in Building Grou...

Pause for a Safety Stand Down April 16

Posted on April 13, 2020

To our members: The health and safety of workers on home building job sites is a top priority for the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA). Out of respect for the city and county employees engaged in ne...

Fannie, Freddie to Allow Desktop Appraisals on New Construction Loans

Posted on April 6, 2020

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has announced several loan processing flexibilities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, including allowing desktop appraisals on new construction loans. Other flexibilities announced by ...