NCBIA April 2020 BUILDER Newsletter

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H OW IT WORKS: 1. Break out your LEGO ® bins 2. Build the best LEGO ® house you can* 3. Take a photo of your LEGO ® house 4. Send your photo to info@ncbia.com with “LEGO ® Contest” in the subject line by Friday, May 8, 2020. Tell us the first name and age of the child who built the house. 5. Our team of “experts” will choose the winners in each age category. We will post the winners on our Facebook page and notify the winners via email. Winners will be announced on Friday, May 15, 2020. your house with N O L EGOS ® ? Build something you have N O P ROBLEM! around the house! Be as creative as possible!

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North Coast Building Industry Association (NCBIA) BUILDER newsletter is the official newsletter of the NCBIA and is published monthly by the NCBIA. The NCBIA is an affiliate of the Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA) & the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

NCBIA Office

5201 Waterford Dr. Sheffield Village, OH 44035 Phone: 440.934.1090 info@ncbia.com | www.ncbia.com

NCBIA Staff

Executive Officer Judie Docs | judie@ncbia.com Executive Assistant LaBreeska Bellan | labreeskancbia@gmail.com Administrative Assistant Ashlyn Bellan | ashlynncbia@gmail.com Marketing Associate Maria Sabala | maria.sabala.ncbia@gmail.com

2020 NCBIA Officers

President Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Vice President Sara Majzun-Garwood, BCT Alarm Services, Inc.

Associate Vice President John Toth, Floor Coverings International Treasurer Steve Fleming, Shamrock Development Secretary Tim King, K. Hovnanian Homes - Ohio Division Immediate Past President Liz Schneider, Dollar Bank

2020 NCBIA Board of Directors

Dennis Willis, ActionCOACH TeamNEO Kelly Christy, Cleveland Custom Homes Mike Meszes, DRC Construction Dave Linna, Linna Homes & Remodeling Jason Rodriguez, Lorain County Joint Vocational School Mark Craig, Mark F. Craig, Esq. Jason Scott, North Star Builders Emily May Brunke, Northwest Bank Dave Weisenberger, Tusing Builders & Roofing Services

April 2020

Advertising Policy - The North Coast Building Industry Association reserves the right to reject advertising in the Builder newsletter based on content. Acceptance of advertising does not imply endorsement of the product or service advertised.

NCBIA Life Directors

Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Calvin Smith, Calvin Smith Builders Tom Caruso, Caruso’s Cabinets Bob Yost, Dale Yost Construction Liz Schneider Dollar Bank Mary H. Felton, Guardian Title Jack Kousma, Kousma Insulation Jeff Hensley, Lake Star Building & Remodeling Chris Majzun Sr., Majzun Construction Co. Chris S. Majzun Jr., Majzun Construction Co. Jim Sprague, Maloney + Novotny, LLC Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction Tom Lahetta, Tom Lahetta Builders, Inc.

2020 NAHB & OHBA Directors

These are our members who represent our local industry in Washington DC and Columbus.

Sr. NAHB Life Director

Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction

Ohio’s State Rep. to NAHB

Randy Strauss, Strauss Construction

OHBA Past Presidents Randy Strauss, 1996

2020 OHBA Trustees

Jeremy Vorndran, 84 Lumber Tim King, K. Hovnanian Homes – Ohio Division Jason Scott, North Star Builders

OHBA Area 2 Vice-President

Richard Bancroft, Bancroft Development

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Table of Contents 2 LEGO Home Building Contest Flyer

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Letter from the President

8 Save the Dates 8 Member News 8 What Members are Saying When Surveyed

8 NCBIA Facebook Page Update


10 Executive Officer’s Report 11

OHBA Member Rebate Program

12-13

Golf Classic Flyer

14 How Home Building Can Lead a Recovery by Generating Jobs

15 Backwards-Looking Data for

Construction Show Potential

16 OHBA Executive VP Column 17

NCBIA is Taking a Stand Against Cancer: St. Jude

18-19

Eye on Housing: First Year-toDate Price Decline in March for Building Materials Since the Great Recession

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Eye on the Economy: Historic Decline for Builder Sentiment

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NAHB eNewsletters - Are You Receiving?

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Spike Update

Getting Back to Work

48 25 Improving Deliverability of NAHB Newsletters

Continued Closures

26 Total Jobless Claims Reach 16

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Million as Housing Data Weaken

Responsible RestartOhio

28 Timeline Begins for

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Implementation of Trump WOTUS Rule

Thank You for Renewing! Sorry to See You Go!

Vacant Land Available

NAHB Updates Job Site Coronavirus Guidance for Construction

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2020 Calendar of Events

22 40 NAHB Now: A Weekly Economic Update from NAHB's Chief Economist

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Reapplying for Small Business EIDL Loans Under the CARES Act

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Legislative Review

44-47

CareWorks Info & Application

Ohio Responds to COVID-19

What Members are Saying When Surveyed

Cinco de Mayo Virtual Happy Hour

Builders Employ Several Strategies to Keep Selling Homes During Pandemic

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COVID-19 Creates New Challenges for Workers Suffering from Opioid Addiction


LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

Adjusting to OUR NEW NORMAL April 2020 has been like nothing we have ever experienced. Most of us have faced new challenges that we have had to overcome. We are all coming up with new and innovative ways to conduct business. For many “going to work” has a whole new meaning as they have moved their office into their homes. While others are trying their hardest to remain healthy and safe on job sites while completing their tasks. Everyone is coping with it differently and everyone is doing their best. I was so excited to hear about the new things that the NCBIA members are coming out with to help make the situation better for all! The first virtual happy hour took place on April 23rd and I have heard nothing but good things about it! Our members had a great time getting together, swapping stories of how they are making the best of the situation, talking, and laughing! Different from our normal member mixers, everyone was part of the same conversation and got to ask questions to the entire group. The next Virtual Happy Hour is scheduled for May 5th and I’ve been told that Sara, Maria and Judie are planning a Cinco de Mayo themed party over the Zoom Meeting! I encourage everyone to hop on the call, even if it is only for 10 minutes, to say hi and see how our members are still thriving during this uncertain time. Another new thing that our workforce development committee has rolled out this month is the virtual LEGO Home Building Contest. We are encouraging kids ages 3 to 18 to get creative, use their imaginations, and most of all just build something! Even though it does have LEGO in the name the committee is not being picky and are encouraging kids to just build with what they have. This program has gained HUGE momentum within the county already and I am very excited to see what kind of creations get submitted! The flyer can be found later in this newsletter and I highly encourage you to share it with friends and family! Together we are building our future workforce – one brick at a time!

Jeremy Vorndran of 84 Lumber

I know the future still has a lot of unknowns but just remember we as an association are in this together. Be vigilant, stay safe, and I hope to see you all once we get back to normal.

It truly is a wonderful thing to watch as members of our association come together and create these awesome events. It shows us that even in a time with so much uncertainty we are 100% in this together. There was a lot of worry about what the association was going to do to stay relevant during all of this and now with these things I feel that we are on the right path. Not only are we getting our name out there, we are showing that the building industry is still going strong and that we are here to stay. I know the future still has a lot of unknowns but just remember we as an association are in this together. Be vigilant, stay safe, and I hope to see you all once we get back to normal. #TeamNCBIA

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Screen shots from the first ever Virtual Happy Hour!

See page 58 for details on the next Virtual Happy Hour on May 5th!


Save the May 5

Date!

Cinco de Mayo Virtual Happy Hour

4:00 - 6:00 Drop in anytime between 4-6 Come for 10 minutes or stay as long as you like RSVP - judie@ncbia.com or (440) 934-1090 (Need help setting up Zoom? Call Sara at (440396-6631.)

Proud of Someone in Your Family? In Your Company? Send info to judie@ncbia.com

*All meetings held at the NCBIA office unless otherwise shown.

Check the website at www.ncbia.com for upto-date changes, additions and corrections to these events! All are invited to attend committee meetings! Come see how you can help!

Kim & Rick Strah from Advanced Air Duct Solutions donated their N95 Masks to the Emergency Room at St. John Westshore! We are proud that they are helping how they can during this pandemic and we are grateful to have them as part of the NCBIA!

Our FACEBOOK page has a new look! We are giving the NCBIA Facebook page a purpose that aligns with our goals as an association. Our mission states: The North Coast Building Industry Association is dedicated to the advancement of the building industry, its members, and the communities it serves. Therefore, the Facebook page will reflect our mission and be professional and informational. Our page has become confusing for visitors with inconsistent messaging and straying from our central purpose as an organization. Our plan moving forward is to keep it professional and focused, which will impact the effectiveness of ads and the level of engagement on our future content. Our social media presence is an asset to this organization and another vehicle to communicate with our members and our local communities. We hope you'll appreciate and participate in our focused, purposedriven social media plan. Follow our page to keep up-to-date with the latest news and trends. Watch for special contests and promotions just for members, too! Facebook.com/northcoastbia

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EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S REPORT

The Future OF HOME DESIGN What does the turmoil of the coronavirus mean for new homes and communities? For starters, we are all spending more time at home, and gaining a greater appreciation for, or frustration of, all the things that come with that. What started as work from home may have morphed into something bigger and more important for those of us involved in home and community development, or life from home. Lifestyles could be re-made; this disruption to clear the way for underlying trends that are already out there to become more mainstream. In home design, that means: • • •

by Judie Docs, CSP, MCSP, MIRM, CMP, CGP

Smaller footprint homes, more attainably priced will continue to be the product type of choice. If consumers re-boot how they earn a living or pivot to a different career, attainability will matter. Home wellness technology to monitor health, track at-home fitness and maybe even detect the temperatures of visitors coming and going. Floor plans need to become more multifunctional for working from home, for gathering with others, and for supporting multigenerational activities all happening at once — i.e., no wasted space, and more space that can be made to work however the person or family living there needs it to. For example, laundry sinks could be replaced with tubs that double as DIY dog washes, and garages could be turned into home gyms. Storage, storage, storage, everywhere — but hidden in plain sight. Storage that works and isn’t just a quick fix for small remnant spaces. And what about tastefully designed hand sanitizer dispensers near the front door? Indoor/outdoor spaces that work. For example, porches that are deep enough to sit comfortably in a chair. Sometimes this means an extra foot, and it adds cost. But consumers that value this will make trade-offs elsewhere for it.

The innovators and creators who make this industry so great will come out of this stronger and more committed to doing everything possible to contribute to creating spaces and places for people who, more than ever, have come to see the importance of home.

Smaller footprint homes, more attainably priced will continue to be the product type of choice.

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DROP OFF AT THE NCBIA OFFICE OR BRING TO COURSE All Sponsorships include: recognition at the opening remarks of the outing along with your company name and/or logo in the NCBIA BUILDER newsletter and in the event program.


How Home Building Can Lead a Recovery by Generating Jobs BY: PAUL EMRATH

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s the U.S. economy struggles under the burden of the coronavirus pandemic, economists are discussing how a recovery might unfold once social distancing and other measures begin to succeed. A recent NAHB article illustrates the role home building can play in a recovery by generating jobs. The article published updated estimates of the national economic impact of home building. The new estimates show that building an average single-family home generates 2.90 jobs, measured in full-time equivalents (enough work to keep one worker employed for a year). Wages and profits are subject to a variety of taxes and fees. The national impacts of building an average single-family home include $86,759 in federal taxes and $42,888 in state and local fees and taxes, for a total of $129,647 in revenue for governments at all levels. Similarly, the article shows that building an average rental apartment generates 1.25 (full-time equivalent) jobs; as well as $37,363 in federal taxes and $18,546 in state and local fees and taxes, for a total of $55,909 in revenue for governments at all levels. For more details and assumptions used to produce the above estimates, consult the full article. As the tables above show, the national economic impacts of home building include a substantial number of jobs for construction workers, but also jobs in firms that manufacture building products, transport and sell products, and provide professional services to home builders and buyers (e.g., architects and real estate agents). The tables also show that, in industries like construction and real estate, substantial revenue is generated to support for business proprietors. Included in this category are many construction subcontractors and real estate brokers with relatively modest incomes, who are organized as independent contractors and therefore not technically counted among the jobs in government accounting systems. In summary, home building generates jobs in industries like construction and manufacturing, jobs for highly educated professionals like engineers and financiers, and revenue to support owners of small businesses like construction trade contractors. This is an attractive mix of entities to support in a healthy national economy, especially during a period of recovery. page 14

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Backwards-Looking Job Data for Construction Show Potential BY ROBERT DIETZ

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iven the growing number of economic impacts from mitigation efforts associated with the coronavirus, early 2020 labor market data is of much reduced analytical value. However, the data help to describe where the economy was before the shocks of March and the potential for gains in an eventual rebound we expect to take hold during the fourth quarter. February data from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) indicate that construction job openings were stable on a year-over-year basis. The estimated number of job openings increased from 267,000 in January to 279,000 in February. Compared a year ago, job openings were relatively unchanged (277,000 in February 2019). The open positions rate (job openings as a percentage of total employment plus current job openings) increased to 3.5% in February, after reaching a cycle high of 5.7% in April 2019. On a smoothed, twelve-month moving average basis, the open position rate for the construction sector held steady at 4.1%. The peak (smoothed) rate during the building boom prior to the recession was just below 2.7%. For the current cycle, the sector has been above that rate since October 2016. Since late 2019, the overall trend for construction job openings has leveled off, which was an indication of slight improvements in terms of the skilled labor challenge. NAHB and other survey data revealed that access to skilled labor remains a top business challenge for builders, affecting a broad set of occupations. However, the future March JOLTS data are expected to show a transformed labor market, given 10 million new jobless claims and an expected surge in the unemployment rate. Given the dramatic events in the labor market associated with virus mitigation, construction could be a sector that leads an eventual recovery. To do so, hiring will need to accelerate once certainty is achieved for the overall economy. Future jobs data will reveal whether this occurs.

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OHBA EXECUTIVE VP COLUMN

UPDATE April 2020 Things on the state level have remained the same; house construction is essential; remote inspections are going well, and utility hook ups are continuing. Most of the substantive concerns are at the federal level. We are told builders and bankers are working through the PPP requirements. Have not heard of much success there but it is early. Associations are urging the Congress to allow most associations to be considered eligible as well. We are monitoring activity there as well. At the statehouse Governor DeWine, LG Husted and Health Director Acton (a Ytowner by the way) are giving regular updates (we watch them all). However, there is a growing rancor to open things a bit. Protesters are often heard yelling at the governor from just outside the locked state house doors. The Ohio House is holding hearings on just how the shelter in place is affecting businesses that are closed. As you can imagine, restaurants, bars, convention hotels and barber salons have presented some real horror stories of how their businesses have been impacted. A number of state legislators have also urged the governor to start opening things.

by Vincent J. Squillace, CAE, OHBA Exec. VP

It appears some softening is in the works. The only known details hint at health and safety protocols will be put in place. Most of this will be for businesses currently considered nonessential. We should learn more soon. In the meantime, call if we can help or answer questions. Moreover, maintain all safety protocols; that is a MUST!

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EYE ON HOUSING

First Year-to-Date Price Decline in March for Building Materials Since the Great Recession

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BY DAVID LOGAN

rices paid for goods used in residential construction decreased 0.8% in March (not seasonally adjusted) according to the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The year-to-date decline in residential construction inputs prices is the first January-to-March decrease since the Great Recession.

Building materials prices have fallen 1.8% since March 2019 by -0.15% per month, on average. In contrast, prices increased 0.17% per month, on average, from March 2018 to March 2019.

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Prices paid for gypsum products increased 2.2% in March (seasonally adjusted) after posting a record 5.2% decline in February. The price index for gypsum products has decreased 3.1% in 2020 and has fallen 8.4% since its most recent peak in March 2018.

The PPI report shows that softwood lumber prices rose 3.7% (seasonally adjusted) in March, following a 2.0% increase in February 2020. The increase is at odds with prices reported by Random Lengths, which showed prices falling more than 13% over the month.

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The discrepancy between the BLS and Random Lengths data likely stems from timing differences, as nearly 60% of the decline took place over the final 10 days of March. Some of that change—and possibly the 4% drop seen in the first three days of Random Lengths data for April—should be captured in next month’s PPI report. Prices paid for ready-mix concrete (RMC) advanced 0.7% in March (seasonally adjusted), following a 0.7% increase in February. The RMC index has increased 7.2% since January 2018.

Other changes in indexes relevant to home building are shown below.

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EYE ON THE ECONOMY

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Historic Decline for Builder Sentiment BY ROBERT DIETZ

he most recent NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI), a measure of builder confidence in the new single-family home market, reflected the sudden turn in market conditions. Confidence fell from a level of 72 in March to a level of 30 in April — the largest drop in the history of the sentiment indicator. April marked the first time the HMI fell below the neutral level of 50 since mid-2014, and it was its lowest reading since mid-2012 in the wake of the Great Recession. All components of the index posted large declines, including buyer traffic and future sales expectations. April's HMI is consistent with other macroeconomic readings that reveal a sudden and sharp plunge for economic conditions following government-imposed shutdowns of social and economic activity to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Jobless claims increased by almost 17 million in recent weeks, and sectors of the economy have shed jobs to cut costs. The March employment report showed an increase in the unemployment rate from 3.5% to 4.4%, but given the wave of unemployment claims, that rate will likely surge in April to above 10%. NAHB forecasts a significant decline in the second quarter GDP growth rate of at least 20%. Given ongoing economic and financial strains, we are anticipating a decline in the third quarter as well, although recent numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases are showing declines for the daily growth rate. Current data indicate the possibility that mitigation efforts will be successful by mid-May, allowing at least a partial re-opening of the economy. However, “normal� conditions should not be expected until a vaccine is developed. Nonetheless, recent and historical data suggest the housing sector will again be a primary driver in the economic recovery. New NAHB estimates indicate that 2,950 jobs are supported by every 1,000 single-family homes built. Likewise, 1,250 jobs are supported by every 1,000 new apartments built. And 750 jobs are supported by every $100 million in remodeling activity.

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NAHB NOW

A WEEKLY ECONMIC UPDATE from NAHB's Chief Economist

NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz provides analysis on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic:

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he pace of job losses from the imposition of social distancing is accelerating. New jobless claims expanded from 3.3 million last week to 6.6 million this week, placing the two-week total at 10 million. The March Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) labor market report captured the leading edge of this wave, with net job losses (meaning jobless claims reduced by hires) totaling a 701,000 decline. The BLS report is measured from data collected in the middle of the month. The unemployment rate increased off a 50-year low of 3.5% to 4.4% in March. Given the number of jobless claims during the second half of March, it is likely that the unemployment rate is near 10% at the start of April due to layoffs and furloughs. Home building and remodeling recorded a net job loss of 4,500 in March. Given the size of these labor market declines — and with more to come — NAHB will be revising its macroeconomic outlook in the coming days. In particular, the estimate for the second quarter GDP decline now appears to be near minus 20% on an annualized rate basis due to the scale and scope of government-imposed shutdowns. The acceleration of job losses and sudden stop associated with economic output imply significant declines for home construction and remodeling during the middle of 2020. However, construction continues to move forward on the majority of the 539,000 single-family homes and 671,000 apartments now in the construction pipeline.

Lending Standards Tightening While economic losses pick up, credit markets have stabilized to a certain degree thanks to the aggressive actions of the Federal Reserve. According to Freddie Mac, the average rate for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage is 3.3%. However, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association, purchase applications were down 24% on a year-overyear. More fundamentally, anecdotal reports indicate lending standards are increasing for mortgage applications, and lending conditions for residential construction is tightening despite lower rates. Without financing for builders, housing starts will slow significantly. NAHB is conducting weekly polling, part of which asks about builder financing availability.

increased from 57% to 80%. Building inspection delays increased from 50% to 78%. Multifamily concerns are rising about rent payments as well.

Consumer Confidence Down Consumer confidence declined less than expected in March, falling from 132.6 to 120, which was the lowest reading since September 2017. Consensus expectations called for a decline to 110. Consumers have proved to be the most resilient part of the economy in recent history, but confidence will further decline as job losses continue. In other economic readings, the ISM manufacturing index came in at a better than expected level in March, but nonetheless the index still declined, revealing that manufacturing is down for many firms. U.S. exports and imports declined significantly in February as global trade slowed. In a sign of the severe impact on the hospitality and travel sectors, hotel revenue per room is down 80% compared to a year ago. TSA traffic at airports is down 90% from a year ago. The pace of the virus’ spread is still accelerating, with 245,000 cases in the U.S., an increase of 30,000 on Friday. Some of this gain is due to increased testing, however, a stabilization in the daily case count is required for governments to consider when shutdowns can end. Some government modeling suggests a peak of cases in mid- to late-April with ongoing mitigation required into May and June. Getting the economy back into operation is ultimately the fix that is required to provide improvements to the financial and housing outlook.

In NAHB survey data from this week, potential buyer traffic ranked as the most immediate concern, with 69% of builders indicating major declines. 89% of remodelers noted that home owners cited concerns about interacting with workers and crews. Several more issues surveyed worsened this week. For example, the percentage of builders who cited an increase in delays of single-family permit approval page 22

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NAHB eNewsletters - Are you receiving?

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AHB produces a variety of e-newsletters that focus on specific areas of interest to members, other housing industry professionals and consumers. Eye on the Economy, a compilation of NAHB’s economic blog posts, NAHB Student Chapter Update, focusing on our student chapter program and workforce development issues, and Systems-Built Advantage, a publication that focuses on the concrete, log, panelized and modular home industries, are available to anyone who wishes to subscribe.

Bi-monthly

All other newsletters are developed exclusively for members, who can customize the publications they wish to receive on their profile page.

Not receiving NAHB newsletters? Send an email to communications@nahb.org or find out what you can do to make sure they are delivered to your inbox.

Monday Morning Briefing (sent to all members) Friday Morning e-mail and What’s Up Wednesday (sent to Executive Officers Council members) Housing Headlines (sent to all members)

The Corner Office (sent to 20 Club members) Member Advantage Update (sent to HBA executive officers and staff) NAHB Global eNews Report (sent to NAHB Global members)

Three Times a Year CAPS Connection (sent to Certified Aging-Place Specialist designees)

Quarterly • •

Weekly Newsletters • •

• •

BUILD-PAC Buzz (sent to NAHB political action committee contributors) The Credential (sent to Housing Credit Certified Professional designees) We-Connect (sent to Professional Women in Building members)

Bi-weekly • • •

Eye on the Economy AHG Affordable Housing Monitor (sent to NAHB Affordable Housing Group members) Multifamily Hotline, which delivers economic, regulatory and legislative news specific to the multifamily sector (sent to NAHB Multifamily Council members and subscribers)

Monthly •

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55+ eSource, which provides regulatory, economic and legislative news, design trends and information on new 55+ communities (sent to NAHB 55+ Housing Industry Council members) The Blueprint (sent to HBA executive officers and others interested in state and local government advocacy issues) Council Connection (sent monthly to HBA staff and leadership) Housing Economics (some content available only to subscribers) NAHB Production Builders Update, a compilation of industry news of interest to large-volume builders NSMC eNews (sent to National Sales & Marketing Council members) ReNews (sent to NAHB Remodelers members) Systems-Built Advantage, which provides news and insights regarding the offsite construction industry Member Advantage e-Newsletter (sent to all members)

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Improving Deliverability of NAHB eNewsletters

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f you have subscribed to an NAHB e-newsletter and have difficulty receiving it, it can be because your internal systems are blocking our communications. You need to set NAHB as an approved sender at your desktop (Step 1), and also have your email administrator set it (Step 2) on your server. Please keep in mind that different newsletters come from different NAHB email addresses. That means you’ll need to complete Step 1 for each newsletter you wish to receive.

Step 1. Desktop-Level White Listing First, make sure you have the NAHB return email address of the newsletter you wish to receive. For instance, Washington Update and Eye on the Economy come from editor@nahb.mmsend.com. Microsoft Outlook 2010 1. When Outlook 2010 treats some of your email from valid contacts as junk mail, you can configure it to automatically add the people to whom you send emails to the Safe Senders List. 2. Launch Microsoft Outlook 2010, click the Junk drop-down box under the Home tab and then choose Junk Email Options 3. From the Junk E-mail Options window, navigate to the Safe Senders tab and check the automatically add people’s e-mail to the Safe Senders List option. You can also add email from addresses or domain names on your Safe Senders List and this will never be treated as junk email. Microsoft Outlook 2007 1. From your inbox, select a message from the sender you wish to whitelist. 2. Select Actions and then Junk Email. 3. Click Add Sender to Safe Senders List.

1. From your mailbox screen, click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the ‘Mail Options’ and then click on Address Book. 2. Click the Add button (Add Contact for version 8.0). 3. Type in or cut and paste the NAHB email address into the ‘Screen Name’ block and then click Save. Hotmail 1. 2. 3. 4.

Select the Options links in the upper right of the screen. Click on Junk Email Protection. Click on Safe List. Type in or cut and paste the NAHB email address into the box and then click Add.

Yahoo 1. From your mailbox screen, click on the drop-down arrow to the right of the ‘Addresses’ and then click on Add Contact. 2. Type in or cut and paste the supplied return email address into the email box and then click Save. MSN 8 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Click on Email settings. Click on the Junk Mail link. Click on Safe List. Click on Add an item to this list. Type in or cut and paste the NAHB email address into the Safe List box and then click Add.

MSN 9 1. 2. 3. 4.

Click on Settings: Email | Junk email. Click on the Junk Email Guard link. Click on Safe List. Type in or cut and paste the NAHB e-mail address into the Safe List box and then click Add.

Microsoft Outlook 2003

Step 2. Server Level White Listing

1. From your inbox, select Actions, then select Junk Email and click on Junk Email Options Address Book. 2. Click the Safe Senders tab. 3. Type or cut and paste the NAHB email address into the block area, and then click the OK button.

Forward the following information to your email administrator and ask him or her to list this NAHB email service provider as an approved sender:

Gmail 1. Open your Contacts list by clicking Gmail in the top-left corner of your Gmail page, then choose Contacts. Contacts are also available at www.google.com/contacts. 2. Click the New Contact button in the top-left corner. 3. Enter the NAHB email address in the appropriate fields. Any information you add will save automatically.

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TOTAL JOBLESS CLAIMS

Reach 26 Million as Housing Data Weaken BY ROBERT DIETZ

D

ue to government-imposed shutdowns connected to COVID-19 mitigation, new jobless claims continued at a high, although slightly diminished pace this week with 4.4 million more unemployed. Over the past five weeks, the total number of jobless claims has reached 26 million, implying an unemployment rate of at least 11%. Next week should see a smaller new claims number, but the overall impact on the labor market is massive and will be reflected in a surge for the April unemployment rate, which will be reported on May 8. New single-family home sales in March declined, but performed better than expected. Contracts for new sales fell 15.4% from the February pace to a 627,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate. Despite the weakness in March, strength in January and February left the first quarter total of new home sales 6.7% higher than the total for the first quarter of 2019. Data also suggested that sales for smaller builders held up better in March, as they have a greater market share in more decentralized exurban and rural markets. Overall months’ supply of inventory increased to 6.4. The same pattern was seen for resale housing activity. After reaching a 13-year high in February, existing home sales declined 8.5% in March, the largest monthly decline in more than four years. Inventory remains limited in the resale market, with a months’ supply measure of just 3.4.

benefits may result in a slowing of some small business re-opening, such as restaurants, due to the difference between offered wages and existing benefits. Additionally, an editorial in the Wall Street Journal on April 23 suggested that recent monetary policy moves would result in inflation. While this is possible in the long-run, in the short-run the economy faces greater risks for deflation, which is a more painful phenomenon for holders of business and household debt. Inflationary pressures should be relieved as the economy reopens.

In addition to declines in sales volume, the housing market continues to adjust to new market conditions. For example, NAHB survey data collected in early April indicates that 24% of builders operate in markets where virtual inspections may occur. A full 20 percentage points of that share are markets where this is new policy in response to the virus crisis. Thirty-two percent of builders operate in markets where thirdparty inspections may occur, but for two-thirds of that total this rule was allowed before the current crisis. NAHB survey data also indicates the impact the virus is having on the remodeling sector. Ninety-six percent of remodelers’ report declines in customer inquiries. And consistent with single-family and multifamily construction, 59% of remodelers report at least some issues with building material access. Next week’s data will feature the initial estimate for first quarter GDP growth. With the current recession having begun in March, the data are expected to show negative growth for the quarter, the first decline since the first quarter of 2014. Additional data will explore the current rate of homeownership. Finally, the debate concerning the impacts of recent fiscal and monetary policy actions is underway. For example, generous unemployment page 26

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TIMELINE BEGINS

for Implementation of Trump WOTUS Rule

T

he Federal Register today published the final “Navigable Waters

Protection Rule” (NWPR), which is the Trump Administration’s new definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). Publication of the rule marks a major step forward in efforts to clarify federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. Today’s milestone starts a 60-day timeline, after which the NWPR will become effective across the country. Previously, on Jan. 23, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the final rule at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® in Las Vegas. On Sept, 12, 2019, the agencies rescinded the Obama-era WOTUS rule, which exceeded Congressional authority and was never fully implemented across the country. The NWPR will provide several benefits to builders and developers while continuing to protect important water bodies. For example, it encompasses traditional navigable waters and territorial seas, which Congress clearly intended for federal oversight. However, it also narrows the extent of federal jurisdiction by excluding isolated water bodies, “ephemeral” waters that form only in response to rain, and most ditches. As a result, fewer residential construction projects will trigger federal permitting requirements. Read NAHB’s full analysis of the final NWPR. NAHB will monitor any legal challenges to the final rule and work closely with federal agencies to implement it. For more information, visit nahb.org or contact Evan Branosky at ebranosky@nahb.org or 800-368-5242 x8662.

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VACANT LAND AVAILABLE

Avon

S/L 530 Reserve Way

$140,000

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Avon Lake

139 Artsdale Dr

$35,000

0.238

Avon Lake

31748 Lake Rd

$699,999

1.04

Avon Lake

Electric Blvd

$89,900

Avon Lake

Lear Rd

$75,000

0.36

Avon Lake

Lear Rd.

$62,500

0.35

Avon Lake

Lear Rd.

$64,500

0.35

Avon Lake

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$62,500

City

Address

List Price

Acres

Amherst

276 Cornell Ave

$29,900

0.16

Amherst

401 OAKNOLL Dr

$29,900

0.3

Amherst

403 OAKNOLL Dr

$29,900

0.29

Amherst

48060 Cooper Foster Park Rd $49,000

0.49

Amherst

611 Cleveland Ave

$49,900

0.26

Amherst

647 Park Ave

$45,000

0.26

Amherst

8140 Leavitt Rd

$119,000

1

Amherst

Habant Dr

$45,000

0.46

Amherst

Leavitt Rd

$200,000

1.41

Amherst

Middle Ridge

$40,000

2.54

Amherst

North Lake St

$1,900,000

23.54

Amherst

Taylor St

$39,900

Amherst

V/L (A) Middle Ridge Rd $35,000

1.003

Amherst

V/L (C) Middle Ridge Rd $32,000

1

Amherst

V/L Heritage Way

$47,500

1.5

Amherst

V/L Middle Ridge

$299,000

15

Amherst

V/L North Quarry Rd

$51,000

1.12

Avon

1100 Nagel Rd

$500,000

1.12

Avon

1100 Nagel Rd

$1,837,000

6.68

Avon

2417 Deerfield Dr

$92,900

0.386

Avon

31880 Mills Rd

$150,000

4.6

Avon

3230 Nagel Rd

$69,900

Avon

33665 Lear Industrial

$799,000

Avon

33793 Crown Colony S/L 525 $100,000

0.194

Avon

3441 Center Road Rd

$524,000

10

Avon

3556 Williams Ct

$106,900

0.99

Avon

37476-37500 Colorado Ave $1,400,000

Avon

39160 Detroit Rd $28,750 0.27

Avon

39308 Colorado Ave

$300,000

1.18

Avon

39348 Colorado Ave

$1,700,000

2.51

Avon

39460 Colorado Ave

$155,000

0.55

Avon

4237 Saint Annes Ct

$82,500 0.107

Avon

4505 Stoney Ridge Rd

$1,700,000

Avon

4609 St. Joseph Way Unit#S/L 568 $115,000

Avon

4639 St. Joseph Way Unit#S/L 576 $110,000

8.33

36.87 0.15

Avon

Case Rd

Avon

Crown Colony Dr $65,000 0.25

Avon

Detroit & Nagel Rd

$1,725,000

2.25

Avon

Detroit Rd

$1,150,000

1.5

Avon

Jaycox Rd

$125,000

1.01

Avon

Miller Rd

$125,000

2.29

Avon

Mills Rd

$98,500

1.16

Avon

Nagel Rd

$575,000

0.75

Avon

S/L 315 Crown Colony Dr $79,900

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$33,000

1.48

0.74

0.188

Columbia Station 10228 Station Rd

$87,000

2.405

Columbia Station 10284 Station Rd

$87,000

2.715

Columbia Station 10340 Station Rd

$84,000

1.834

Columbia Station 10496 Station Rd

$83,000

2.67

Columbia Station 10550 Station Rd

$80,000

3.414

Columbia Station 23601 Royalton Rd

$7,900,000

318

Columbia Station 26140 Akins Rd

$875,000

53

Columbia Station 27203 Royalton Rd

$474,300

21.08

Columbia Station Capel (A) Rd

$120,000

6.96

Columbia Station Royalton Rd

$189,000

16.07

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$150,000

4.13

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$150,000

4.13

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$150,000

4.17

Columbia Station S/L Folley Rd

$150,000

4.17

Columbia Station Springfield Cir

$89,000

2.101

Columbia Station West River Rd

$699,900

92.07

Eaton

12820 Avon Belden Rd

$990,000

60.18

Elyria

202 Gateway Blvd North $15,000

0.1

Elyria

2920 West River Rd North $167,900

4.92

Elyria

353 Bon Air Ave

$11,000

0.28

Elyria

41517 North Ridge Rd

$75,000

0.08

Elyria

41531 North Ridge Rd

$250,000

0.279

Elyria

41903 Griswold Rd

$24,500

1.59

Elyria

44975 Albrecht Rd

$170,000

5

Elyria

649 Weller Rd

$12,500

Elyria

685 Abbe Rd South

$4,000

0.13

Elyria

9162 Oberlin Rd

$69,900

1.417

Elyria

9164 Oberlin Rd

$69,900

1.357

Elyria

Chestnut St

$15,000

0.12

Elyria

Courtland St

$17,500

0.186

Elyria

Courtland St

$17,500

0.186

Elyria

East Ave

$19,900

1.99

Elyria

Fowl Rd

$49,900

1.09

Elyria

Georgia Ave

$10,000

0.19

Elyria

Middle Avenue

$399,900

38.522

Elyria

Midway Blvd

$950,000

8

Elyria

Murray Ridge Rd

$69,900

7.67

Elyria

North Ridge Rd

$59,900

2.57

Elyria

Northwood St

$91,400

0.3

Elyria

Northwood St

$159,900

0.21

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Elyria

Oberlin Rd

$219,000

48.2

Lagrange

Opportunity Way

$377,300

6.86

Elyria

Rosewood St

$125,000

9.5

Lagrange

V/L Bobcat Dr

$25,000

0.87

Elyria

Schadden Rd

$37,500

1.12

Lagrange

V/L Whitehead Rd

$60,000

5.05

Elyria

V/L Oberlin Rd

$189,900

29.49

Lagrange

Whitehead Rd

$120,000

5.03

Elyria

Wade Ave

$59,000

2.5

Lorain

1309 West 8th St

$9,000

0.11

Grafton

0000 East Dunham Rd

$1,300,000

100

Lorain

2139 North Ridge Rd

$167,777

1.15

Grafton

1017 Chestnut St

$25,000

0.2

Lorain

2223 North Ridge Rd

$43,900

0.38

Grafton

36524 Neff Rd

$219,500

20

Lorain

2431 Goble Dr

$14,900

0.27

Grafton

Grafton Eastern Rd

$140,000

14

Lorain

3581 Astor Ln

$34,500

0.379

Grafton

Island Rd

$27,500

1.01

Lorain

4953 West Erie Ave

$139,900

1.95

Grafton

Main St

$99,900

1.2

Lorain

4977 Oberlin Ave

$45,000

1.3

Grafton

Moorland Dr

$59,900

2.01

Lorain

4985 Oberlin Ave

$45,000

1.3

Grafton

Moorland Dr

$59,900

2.01

Lorain

5175 Oberlin Ave

$75,777

1.29

Grafton

S/L Hickory St

$219,900

31.28

Lorain

702 Broadway

$89,900

0.07

Grafton

S/L Willow St

$229,900

32.65

Lorain

Colorado Ave

$65,000

Grafton

V/L Avon Belden Rd

$227,525

27.58

Lorain

Colorado Ave

$175,000

7.35

Grafton

V/L Durkee Rd

$189,000

9.1

Lorain

Cooper Foster Park Rd

$75,000

0.64

Grafton

V/L Willow St

$451,900

64.39

Lorain

East 28th St

$250

0.14

Grafton

V/L-A State Route 83

$69,900

6.367

Lorain

Fairless Dr

$295,000

7.11

Grafton

V/L-B State Route 83

$69,900

6.37

Lorain

Grove Ave

$89,900

10.38

Grafton

V/L-C State Route 83

$69,900

6.377

Lorain

Jaeger Rd

$75,000

2.83

Grafton

V/L-D State Route 83

$79,900

6.38

Lorain

North Ridge Rd

$167,777

1

Grafton

V/L-G State Route 83

$79,900

6.397

Lorain

Oak Point

$99,900

0.449

Grafton

V/L-H State Route 83

$75,000

6.402

Lorain

Root Rd

$750,000

0.96

Grafton

V/L-I State Route 83

$79,900

6.424

Lorain

Root Rd

$750,000

1.3

Lagrange

020 State Route 303

$59,900

3.34

Lorain

Rosecliff Dr

$125,000

Lagrange

021 State Route 303

$59,900

3.34

Lorain

Surf Rd

$30,000

0.45

Lagrange

022 State Route 303

$49,900

2.23

Lorain

Toledo Ave

$9,900

0.3

Lagrange

14446 State Route 301

$58,000

2.26

Lorain

UNK Russell Ave

$74,900

5.2

Lagrange

555 Appomattox Ct

$25,000

0.439

Lorain

V/L Clinton Ave

$299,900

23.2

Lagrange

561 Mountain Lion Dr

$17,000

0.27

Lorain

V/L Colorado Ave

$125,000

Lagrange

563 Appomattox Ct

$25,000

0.6

Lorain

V/L Franke Dr

$299,000

4

Lagrange

579 Longstreet

$34,900

0.571

Lorain

V/L Jaeger Rd

$120,000

11.53

Lagrange

708 North Center St

$269,900

1.05

Lorain

V/L Pearl Ave

$60,680

4.69

Lagrange

712 Longstreet

$21,900

0.412

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Lagrange

Diagonal Rd

$55,000

1.51

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Lagrange

Diagonal Rd

$55,000

1.55

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Lagrange

Diagonal Rd

$60,000

2.03

Lorain

Vincent Ave

$7,500

0.07

Lagrange

Diagonal Rd

$94,500

4.2

Lorain

VL Brenner Dr

$15,000

0.24

Lagrange

Keywood

$41,900

0.29

Lorain

VL Colorado Ave

$500,000

6.641

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Lorain

VL West Erie

$195,000

3.13

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Lorain

VL West Erie Ave

$135,000

3.5

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Lorain

West 18th St

$5,000

0.12

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

Lorain

West 9th St

$8,000

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

New London

Bursley Rd

$45,000

7.08

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

New London

Gore Orphanage Rd

$60,000

6.33

Lagrange

Keywood

$44,900

0.29

North Ridgeville 32801 Lorain Rd

$350,000

1.21

Lagrange

Opportunity Way

$119,900

2.18

North Ridgeville 33333 Center Ridge Rd

$699,000

Lagrange

Opportunity Way

$352,550

6.41

North Ridgeville 34613 Center Ridge Rd

$200,000

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North Ridgeville 7691 Avon Belden Rd

$795,000

20

Sheffield Village V/L French Creek Rd

$45,000

1.81

North Ridgeville Avon Belden Rd

$89,000

1.91

Sheffield Village V/L French Creek Rd

$45,000

1.82

North Ridgeville Bender Rd

$450,000

Spencer

V/L West Rd

$79,900

8.35

North Ridgeville Bliss Pky

$250,000

1

Valley City

Grafton Eastern Rd

$129,900

15.39

North Ridgeville Chestnut Ridge Rd

$124,700

2.36

Vermilion

3080 Brownhelm Station Rd $49,900

1.25

North Ridgeville Chestnut Ridge Rd.

$65,000

3.1

Vermilion

3741 Parkside Reserve St $39,500

0.296

North Ridgeville Evergreen Blvd

$1,542

1.27

Vermilion

3760 Parkside Reserve St $35,900

0.316

North Ridgeville Evergreen Blvd

$185,000

1.27

Vermilion

3770 Parkside Dr

$35,900

0.316

North Ridgeville Gloria Ave

$9,000

0.12

Vermilion

3780 Parkside Reserve St $27,900

0.316

North Ridgeville Sugar Ridge Rd

$58,500

1.27

Vermilion

3791 Parkside Reserve St $35,900

0.374

North Ridgeville V/L Behm Rd

$50,000

0.5

Vermilion

3872 Edgewater

$239,900

North Ridgeville V/L Forest St North

$35,000

0.94

Vermilion

550 Sunnyside Rd

$66,000

2.18

North Ridgeville V/L Main Ave

$15,000

Vermilion

580 Sunnyside Rd

$66,000

2.179

North Ridgeville V/L Mills Rd

$79,900

1.13

Vermilion

660 Sunnyside Rd

$53,000

1.576

North Ridgeville V/L Stoney Ridge Rd

$62,900

0.81

Vermilion

High Bridge Rd

$39,900

1.5

North Ridgeville V/L Stoney Ridge Rd

$62,900

0.84

Vermilion

S/L #107 Flint Dr

$33,900

0.257

North Ridgeville VL Reed Rd

$78,900

5.9

Vermilion

S/L #112 Arrowhead Dr

$33,900

0.247

North Ridgeville VL15 Chestnut Ridge Rd $450,000

9.18

Vermilion

S/L #58 Arrowhead Dr

$33,900

0.289

Oberlin

47104 US Route 20

$699,000

23.48

Vermilion

S/L #80 Wayne Trail

$33,900

0.257

Oberlin

Butternut Ridge Rd

$124,900

3.75

Vermilion

S/L #82 Wayne Trl

$33,900

0.256

Oberlin

Butternut Ridge Rd

$510,125

92.75

Vermilion

V.L. Ridgeview Dr

$300,000

35

Oberlin

Lost Elm Dr

$65,000

3.43

Vermilion

V.L. Woodland Dr

$440,000

44.43

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.544

Vermilion

V/L 10 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

1.51

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.549

Vermilion

V/L 11 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

1.52

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.55

Vermilion

V/L 12 Gore Orphanage Rd $52,500

2.79

Oberlin

Reserve Ave

$39,900

0.595

Vermilion

V/L 9 Gore Orphanage Rd $45,000

1.51

Oberlin

St Rt 20

$55,900

1.46

Vermilion

V/L Baumhart Rd

$50,000

2.14

Oberlin

State Route 58

$35,000

1

Vermilion

v/l Ferndale Ave

$34,900

0.324

Oberlin

State Route 58

$250,000

1.43

Vermilion

Vermilion Rd

$450,000

61.2

Oberlin

U S Rt 20

$45,000

4.02

Vermilion

West River Rd

$14,900

0.97

Oberlin

U S Rt 20

$55,000

5.53

Vermilion

Woodlands Dr

$39,900

Oberlin

U S Rt 20

$99,000

10.34

Wellington

139 South Mill St

$14,900

Oberlin

V/L West College St

$145,000

3.9

Wellington

49625 Peck Wadsworth Rd $425,000

32.63

Oberlin

VL Parsons Rd

$59,900

3.12

Wellington

Parkside Reserve St

$19,900

0.286

Oberlin

VL RT 58

$600,000

71.26

Wellington

Rowell Rd

$619,999

92.81

Sheffield Lake

4215 East Lake Rd

$99,900

0.31

Wellington

South Main St

$150,000

1.21

Sheffield Lake

Elm St

$35,000

0.27

Wellington

South Main St

$430,000

16.39

Sheffield Lake

Elm St

$43,000

0.42

Wellington

Union St

$19,500

0.3

Sheffield Lake

Lake Rd

$28,900

0.32

Wellington

V/L Quarry Rd

$315,900

70.2

Sheffield Lake

Lakeview Ave

$24,000

0.27

Sheffield Lake

Parkview Dr

$30,000

0.26

Sheffield Lake

Parkview Dr

$30,000

0.26

Sheffield Lake

Richelieu Ave

$19,900

Sheffield Lake

Robinwood Ave

$30,000

Sheffield Lake

S/L 77 & 78 Community Rd $19,000

0.2

Sheffield Lake

0.438

Treadway Blvd

$120,000

3.4

Sheffield Village 1641 Root Rd

$750,000

20.01

Sheffield Village Root Rd

$750,000

2.79

Sheffield Village Root Rd

$750,000

14.17

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NAHB UPDATES

Job Site Coronavirus Safety Guidance for Construction

T

he Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has published important updates to its guidance for construction employers, employees and contractors on coronavirus exposure prevention, preparedness and response. NAHB is a key member of CISC. The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Plan for Construction describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the job site, personal protective equipment and work practice controls to be used, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and what to do if a worker becomes sick. The plan served as the basis for materials provided for the COVID-19 Job Site Safety Stand Down held April 16. The updates in Version 2 of the plan include some significant changes and additions as more data have become available on the spread of COVID-19, including: • • • • • •

New guidance on the use of face coverings, including masks and cloth coverings (bandanas, etc.) A new section, Guidance for Critical Infrastructure Employers, based on new CDC guidance Specific procedures for screening and allowing visitors onto job sites An appendix on the procedures for monitoring the temperature of workers, including next steps if a high fever is found Additional guidance on ride sharing, and the use of common drinking and eating sources And much more

The safety plan is customizable for companies to meet state requirements for a coronavirus response plan and includes a graphic-based poster intended for display. Home builders, general contractors, contractors and other companies conducting work on construction job sites are encouraged to download the guidance, customize it for their companies, and distribute or display to workers. The safety plan also contains authorization letters for workers to carry with them should they be asked by local law enforcement their purpose for being out of the house. Access the resources in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response section of nahb.org. For any questions, please contact Rob Matuga at rmatuga@nahb.org.

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North Coast Building Industry Association

2020

EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

JULY

MAY

Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00

[NATIONAL HOME REMODELING MONTH]

Cinco de Mayo: Virtual Happy Hour Zoom Call 4:00 - 6:00 PM

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00 - VIA ZOOM

BOARD

Memorial Day (Office Closed)

JUNE

[NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH]

Young Professionals: Night at the Crushers Sprenger Stadium, Avon 6:30

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

General Membership Meeting & Cookout Pogie’s Clubhouse, Amherst 11:30

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

MEMBERSHIP EVENT Golf Classic Sweetbriar Golf Course, Avon Lake 8:00 AM * POSSIBLE MAKEUP DATE OCT 2

AUGUST NAHB Association Management Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota Softball Game & Picnic Amherst Township Park, Amherst Township 1:00

NATIONAL EVENT

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

SEPTEMBER

[ASSOCIATE MEMBER APPRECIATION MONTH]

OHBA Summer Board of Trustees Meeting Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, MI

Revised 4/30/2020

BOARD

Labor Day (Office Closed) Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00

STATE EVENT

Clambake Amherst Eagles, Amherst 5:30

BOARD

MEMBERSHIP EVENT


OCTOBER

[CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION MONTH]

Possible Golf Outing Makeup NAHB Fall Leadership Meeting Kansas City, Missouri General Membership Meeting & Election Night 5:00 (More info to come)

NATIONAL EVENT

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

NOVEMBER [SPIKE APPRECIATION MONTH]

OHBA Fall Board of Trustees Meeting Hilton Easton, Columbus

STATE EVENT

Thanksgiving (Office Closed)

MEMBERSHIP EVENT

BOARD

DECEMBER

LOCAL EVENT

Executive Committee & Board Meeting 3:30 & 5:00 Christmas Eve (Office Closed) Christmas Day (Office Closed) New Year’s Eve (Office Closed)

Revised 4/30/2020

STATE EVENT BOARD NATIONAL EVENT


REAPPLYING

for Small Business EIDL Loans Under the CARES Act

T

he 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 were caught in the middle of the loan application process when funding ran dry need to know the following: If you were in the process of applying for an EIDL loan and have an application number that begins with the No. 3, you do not need to reapply for a loan. The Small Business Administration reports it is continuing to process applications that were in the pipeline when funding ran out and will reopen its application portal and accept new applications once it receives new appropriations. Small businesses seeking an EIDL loan that have an application number that begins with No. 2 should reapply once the application portal reopens. They will not lose their place in line because SBA can match up the new application with the date/time stamp of the original application submitted. Businesses applying for an EIDL may request an advance of up to $10,000 to be delivered quickly following the request. An applicant will not be required to repay this advance if the funds are used to cover payroll, provide sick leave or cover other business costs, even if the applicant is subsequently denied a loan under the EIDL program. The Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on Monday, April 27 at 10:30 a.m. EDT. More information on the PPP and EIDL loan programs can be found here. For more information, contact Alex Strong at astrong@nahb.org or 1-800-368-5242 x8279 or Heather Voorman at hvoorman@nahb.org or x8425.

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LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

APRIL 3, 2020 REPORT #5 STAY AT HOME ORDER EXTENDED, DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ECONOMIC ADVISORY BOARDS ESTABLISHED; SAFETY CONTINUES TO BE EMPHASIZED; BORDER STATES DISCUSSED During the April 2nd press conference, Dr. Acton signed a new order effective midnight on Monday extending Ohio’s Stay At Home Order until May 1st, which includes a reference to the most recent homeland security guidance on essential business. Further, the Order places additional restrictions on essential businesses remaining open to determine and enforce a max. number of customers allowed in store at one time. The Order creates a dispute resolution process for potential conflicting enforcement by local health districts on what is or is not an essential business. So far, it appears, no real changes have been made to construction, both as an essential business and the safety protocols that MUST be in place

DISPUTE RESOLUTION The dispute resolution panel, set forth in Section 23 of the revised Order, has been given the authority of law to make final decisions in cases where local health departments may have conflicting enforcement on similar businesses.

ECONOMIC ADVISORY BOARD Governor DeWine announced the creation of his Economic Advisory Board that will help his administration work through the economic issues facing Ohio as the state looks toward the future. Members of the advisory board include: Patrick Bowe, President and CEO, The Andersons, Inc. Mike Brooks, Chairman, Rocky Boots Brian Burgett, President, Kokosing Construction Company Toby Cosgrove, Executive Advisor, Cleveland Clinic Sam Covelli, Chief Executive Officer, Covelli Enterprises Paul Dolan, Owner, Cleveland Indians Jacqueline Gamblin, Founder and CEO, JYG Innovations Mike Hennigan, President and CEO, Marathon Petroleum Corporation Steven Johnston, President and CEO, Cincinnati Financial Corporation Cameron Mitchell, Founder and CEO, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants Kelly Moore, Owner, GKP Auto Parts Loretta Mester, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Dan Pritchard, President and CEO, A.J. Rose Manufacturing Company Dwight Smith, Chairman and CEO, Sophisticated Systems Frank Sullivan, Chairman and CEO, RPM International Mark Smucker, President and CEO, The J.M. Smucker Company David Taylor, Chairman, President and CEO, Procter and Gamble Vanessa Whiting, President, A.E.S. Management Group

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TRAVELERS SELF-QUARANTINE AND TRANSBORDER ESSENTIAL WORKERS The Order also directs travelers arriving to Ohio to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Governor pointed out an exception for persons who live and work in transborder areas and have been designated as an essential worker. It would be wise to check with bordering states on their policies for those crossing state lines for essential work, so that workers are not quarantined under neighboring state’s rules. The Extended Order can be read in its entirety at the link below. https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/OHOOD/2020/04/02/file_attachments/1418062/Signed%20Amended%20Director%27s%20 Stay%20At%20Home%20Order.pdf

APRIL 28, 2020 REPORT #6 GOVERNOR DEWINE ANNOUNCES RESPONSIBLE RESTARTOHIO PLAN On Monday, Governor DeWine began announcing more details of his Responsible RestartOhio plan, aiming to protect the health of employees and customers while supporting community efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, and responsibly getting back to work. A summary of the plan is below, as well as, necessary safety protocols required to continue operating under the most recent order. (See Attached) The safety protocols are crucial. Most of these have been in place for essential businesses, but Monday, DeWine emphasized the use of face coverings, in addition to hand washing/sanitizing, distancing, and health assessments. •

May 1, 2020: Medically necessary procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a healthcare facility or do not require inpatient hospital admission and minimizes use of personal protective equipment may move forward. This includes regular doctor visits, well-care checks, well-baby visits, out-patient surgeries, imaging procedures, and diagnostic tests. Dental services and veterinary services may also proceed if a safe environment can be established.

May 4, 2020: Manufacturing, distribution, and construction businesses may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. Additionally, general office environments may reopen if they can also meet mandatory safety requirements.

May 12, 2020: Consumer, retail and services, may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees.

Schools and daycares, dine-in restaurants, beauty businesses, older adult daycare and senior centers, adult day support or vocational rehabilitation services in group settings, entertainment, recreation, and gyms are all ordered to remain closed due to their increased risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Because the danger of COVID-19 still exists, Ohio's Stay at Home order will remain in effect to encourage Ohioans to continue making reasonable, rational decisions about leaving home. Large gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited

More detailed information on the Responsible RestartOhio plan can be found at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.

US EPA/ARMY CORP PUBLISH FINAL WOTUS RULE On April 21st, The US EPA and the United States Army Corp of Engineers published a final rule defining the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act. Theew rule is set to become effective June 22nd, and includes a final definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The new rule will hopefully provide several benefits to builders and developers, while also continuing to protect important water bodies. The new definition includes traditional navigable waters intended for federal oversight, yet, also narrows the extent of federal jurisdiction by excluding isolated waters: “ephemeral” waters forming after rainfall, groundwater and most ditches. This should impact the number of residential construction projects, which will set off the need for federal permitting requirements. OHBA will continue to review the new rule and monitor any potential challenges.

BWC RETURNS UP TO $1.6 BILLION TO OHIO EMPLOYERS BWC announced it would issue a dividend of up to $1.6 billion to ease financial pressures organizations may be experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The BWC defines the private employer dividend as 100% of billed premium for eligible employers for the policy period of July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. BWC will apply the percentage to the blended premium amount. For more detailed information and FAQ visit the following link. https://www.ohiohba.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/BWC-2020-Dividend-FAQ-04152020.pdf Feel free to contact OHBA with any questions or concerns at (614)228-6647. April 2020

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I hope that you are all safe and well. As we move forward during these difficult times CareWorks Comp remains focused on the needs of our clients and our group rating partners. This year, maybe more than ever, business owners will be searching for ways to reduce their operating costs. The BWC has not changed the group rating enrollment timelines and we hope to have our group rating premium savings quotes ready by mid-year. Following you will find an informational brochure and application. Thank you. Robert Nicoll Program Manager CareWorks Comp 330-418-1824

CAREWORKS.COM

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Temporary Authorization to Review Information TO:

EMPLOYER SERVICES DEPARTMENT Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation c/o CAREWORKS COMP 5500 Glendon Court Dublin, OH 43016 800.837.3200 FAX 888-837-3288 www.careworks.com info@careworkscomp.com

From: Policy Number Entity DBA Address

Note: For this to be a valid letter, the self-insured department for self-insured employers, or the employer services department for all other employers, must stamp it. Being temporary in nature, BWC will not record via computer or retain this authorization. Representative must possess a copy when requesting service relative to the authority granted therein. This is to certify that CAREWORKS COMP (ID NO. 150-80) and the Buckeye WC Alliance/Ohio Home Builders Association (10636, 2020/2021, Code 11/20) including its agents or representatives identified to you by them has been retained to review and perform studies on certain workers’ compensation matters on our behalf. This limited letter of authority provides access to the following types of information relating to our account: 1. Risk files; 2. Claim files; 3. Merit-rated or non-merit rated experiences; 4. Other associated data.

This authorization does NOT include the authority to: 1. Review protest letters; 2. File protest letters; 3. File form Application for Handicap Reimbursement (CHP-4); 4. Notice of Appeal (I-12) or Application for Permanent Partial Reconsideration (IC-88); 5. File self-insurance applications; 6. Represent the employer at hearings; 7. Pursue other similar actions on behalf of the employer.

I understand that this authorization is limited and temporary in nature and will expire on January 31, 2020 or automatically nine months from the date received by the employer services or self-insured departments, whichever is appropriate. In either case, length of authorization will not exceed nine months. Telephone number

Fax number

Print name

Title

Email address

Signature

Date

Completion of the temporary authorization provides a third-party administrator (TPA) limited authority to view an employer's payroll and loss experience. By signing the AC-3, the employer grants permission to the BWC to release information to the employer's authorized representative(s). The form allows a TPA to view an employer's information regarding payroll, claims and experience modification. Attention group rating prospects  Employers may complete the AC-3 for as many TPAs or group-rating sponsors they feel are necessary to obtain quotes for a group-rating program.  Group sponsors must notify all current group members if they will not accept them for the next group-rating year. The deadline for this notification is prior to the last business day in October for private employers and prior to the last business day in April for public employers.  All potential group-rating prospects must have: Active BWC coverage status as of the application deadline; Active coverage from the application deadline through the group rating year; No outstanding balances; Operations similar in nature to the other members of their group.  Any changes to a group member's policy will affect the group policy. Changes can result in either debits or credits to each of the members. Note: For complete information on rules for group rating, see Rules 4123-17-61 through 4123-17-68 of the Ohio Administrative Code or your TPA. All group-rating applicants are subject to review by the BWC employer programs unit.

BWC-0503 (Rev. Feb. 26, 2015) AC-3


Safety training

On-site safety audits

Safety program management advice

Injury Cost Analysis

Telephonic OSHA compliance consultations

Understand how to complete claim forms, file

Recognizing what types of separation issues can

Understanding claim impact on tax rates

Proper handling of work refusals

be successfully challenged

Tips for successfully protesting claims

appeals and reduce overpayments

Improve hearing win ratio & claim results

focusing on the following issues:

unemployment tax rates through telephonic consulting

This service is designed to help Ohio employers reduce

U N E M P L OY M E N T C O N S U LT I N G S E R V I C E S

Safety manual & policy assistance

reduce workers’ compensation costs.

consulting to help prevent workplace injuries and

This service provides occupational health and safety

S A F E T Y & R I S K M A N A G E M E N T C O N S U LT I N G

Many of these services are complementary to our workers’ compensation group rating plans.

Value-added services provided by CareWorks Comp

614.764.762 9

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Mailing Address

CareWorks Comp

A strong partnership focused on lowering Ohio workers’ compensation costs.

Are you ready to start saving on your BWC premium?



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What members are saying:

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NCBIA provides us with a lot of helpful information. Highly recommend. Excellent forum to meet and connect with like trades. Thanks for all you and the staff do for our industry. Thank you, Judie, you’ve been a big help thru all of this!

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Responding quickly has built trust and confidence in North Coast Building Industry Association.

Great organization, staff and an asset to the community.

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Thank you for keeping us informed.

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Great organization!

Very reliable helps businesses grow. Will go above and beyond to help anyone.

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You do great things for the building community.

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Judie and her staff are very professional cordial dependable therefore I recommend the NCBIA.

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Thank you so much! You offer so many events. We appreciate all that you do.

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The NCBIA, does a great job keeping you up to date on the latest building industry news relating to the COVID-19 crisis, as well as updates on social events, upcoming networking opportunities, and general news on Government involvement within the trades.

Your virus updating has been very useful. I modified the jobsite requirements to fit my needs and have sent it to my client and subs working on the home I presently have under construction in the Vermilion Lagoons. I have been a contractor for 45 years and just when you think you have seen everything you see what you don't know.

Judie and North Coast is there for both her members and the local community. North Coast BIA works with the cream of the crop builders, renovators, and associated trades to provide the local community with the very best in homes. They are a trusted resource for their community.

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Builders Employ Several Strategies to Keep Selling Homes During Pandemic

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recent survey of NAHB members reveals they are implementing several measures to allow them to continue selling homes during the coronavirus pandemic. The most common strategy is private showings of model homes, with 59% of builders saying they doing this already or planning to in the near future. Significant numbers also offering online closings or other services (46%), and providing drivethrough closings or other services (34%). All of these are attempts to keep selling homes while adhering to a form of social distancing. The survey reveals the top measure builders are taking in response to the outbreak is to allow non-construction employees to work from home. Eighty-four percent said they are already doing so or plan to employ this strategy. NAHB Senior Economist Paul Emrath provides more details in this Eye on Housing blog post.

April 2020

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COVID-19

Creates New Challenges for Workers Suffering from Opioid Addiction

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onstruction workers are the most likely of all occupations to use cocaine and misuse prescription opioids, and significantly more likely to become addicted to opioids, such as prescription painkillers, than other workers in the general population. The fatal overdose rate among construction workers is six times higher than in the greater population. Before the first COVID-19 case in the United States, the opioid crisis was taking the lives of 130 Americans a day, on average. NAHB has made a concerted effort to address the opioid issue impacting the home building industry. Unfortunately, individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) may be at increased risk for the most adverse consequences of COVID-19 because of the drugs’ effects on respiratory and pulmonary health. Substance use disorders weaken the immune system. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Severe complications include pneumonia in both lungs, multi-organ failure and, in some cases, death. Besides the threat of infection, people with OUD are vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19 because of social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine and shelter-in-place orders. People recovering from addiction now face new challenges. Necessary COVID-19 containment measures, such as physical distancing and closures of public spaces, are more than inconveniences to a person struggling with addiction; they make it harder for people with substance use disorders to seek help, keep up their treatment regimen or access social supports. For people who struggle with substance use disorders, social distancing messages seem directly at odds with harm reduction recommendations. One of the main tenets of harm reduction is to avoid isolation. The void of direct access to social support networks, including going to meetings and being in face-to-face contact with supportive friends, is said to be a huge trigger for relapse. The prospect of self-quarantine and other public health measures may also disrupt access to medications and other support needed by people with OUD. According to a report by ABC News, “With millions of Americans forced into weeks of extended isolation, several communities have reported a spike in drug overdose deaths, prompting health officials to raise concerns about the safety of those suffering from substance use disorders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Another concern is that restrictions on movement may lead those with substance use disorder to opt to purchase heroin or opioids from less trusted sources, raising the risk of overdosing on drugs that may be spiked or tainted. On a positive note, one of the consequences of the social distancing requirements is that more virtual meeting or telehealth options are emerging. And harm reduction organizations are offering tip sheets for drug users on how to stay safe amid the pandemic. Tips address stocking up on supplies, practicing safer drug use, and keeping clean and practicing hygiene. In some states, clinics are providing options for patients, such as curbside and “doorstep” deliveries of methadone and buprenorphine, as suggestions for patients who are quarantined or isolated because of COVID-19. More information on COVID-19 recovery resources can be found here: • • • • • • •

bmc.org/addiction/covid-19-recovery-resources drugabuse.gov/related-topics/covid-19-resources naadac.org/covid-19-resources vitalstrategies.org/drug-use-covid-resources/ medicine.umich.edu/dept/psychiatry/programs/addiction-center/ coronavirus-covid-19-addictionrecovery-resources opioidtaskforce.org/covid-19-resources/ preventconstructionsuicide.com/COVID_19_Resources

For questions about NAHB resources on opioids, contact David Jaffe at djaffe@nahb.org.

www.ncbia.com

April 2020


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