After the Flood In February testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, NAHB president David Pressly Jr. said the association supports efforts to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to ensure the program's long-term financial stability.
To improve the program's solvency as well as its attractiveness to potential policyholders, the NAHB supports the following reforms:
Start Working The Home Builders Institute (HBI), the workforce development arm of the NAHB, launched its “Make It Happen” career outreach campaign at the International Builders' Show in January. Funded in part by a $75,000 contribution from the National Housing Endowment, the NAHB's philanthropic arm, the campaign is designed to showcase the many rewarding careers available in today's home building industry.
As part of the campaign, the HBI will offer printed educational materials in English and Spanish as well as a short video and DVD. A new Web site, www.buildingcareers.org, will also offer industry facts and information on such things as job growth projections, college construction programs, and salaries. To order materials or to get further information, visit the Web site or call 800-795-7955, ext. 8927.
Expert Advice Homeowners looking for advice on where to turn for remodeling help now have access to a new tool. The NAHB Remodelors Council has created a free brochure, “How to Find a Professional Remodeler,” to help consumers locate and evaluate professional home remodelers. The brochure provides tips on finding candidates and assessing their business, technical, and customer service expertise. View the brochure content online at www.nahb.org/remodel or call 800-368s5242, ext. 8216, to request a brochure by mail.
Tech Support NAHB members can receive discounts on essential Dell computer products, including desktops, laptops, workstations, printers, servers, and more. Visit www.dell.com/smb/NAHB for more information.