Help Rebuild New Orleans at 50+ Housing Symposium
Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium is partnering with Rebuilding Together New Orleans and the NAHB National Green Building Conference on a special two-day community service project in which symposium attendees can help rehabilitate homes in New Orleans that were severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The 50+ Housing Symposium will be held in New Orleans May 19-21.
Two pre-conference days, Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, have been reserved for the rebuilding project and symposium attendees are encouraged to volunteer.
Attendees participating in the rebuilding project will work on the NAHB house begun on May 10 by volunteers attending the Green Building Conference, also in New Orleans. The Green Building Conference will be held May 11-13.
Since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in August 2005, more than 1,700 volunteers have worked with Rebuilding Together New Orleans to help more than 50 low-income, elderly and disabled residents return to their homes. The volunteers have provided more than 40,000 hours of labor worth nearly $1.3 million.
Symposium attendees, as well as others interested in participating, are encouraged to volunteer on one or both days. All skill levels are welcome.
Participants must be 18 or older. Transportation from the symposium at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel to the building sites and all tools and building materials, lunch, water and T-shirts will be provided.
There is no cost to participate, but participants must register in advance.
For more information about the symposium or how to volunteer or make a donation to Rebuilding Together New Orleans, visit www.nahb.org/build4boomers, e-mail Janice Coyle at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8386.
To be a corporate sponsor for the project, e-mail Harris Floyd at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8208.
Tour Top 50+ Communities in New Orleans
Sign up for the active adult housing tour at the 2008 Boomers and Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium in New Orleans, May 19-21.
The symposium will also feature the most innovative new community designs during the Best of 50+ Housing Awards gala.
Click here to register, or for more information.
Earn CAASH Credits at Building for Boomers & Beyond
The three required courses for the Certified Active Adult Specialist in Housing (CAASH) designation will be held Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 at the 2008 Building for Boomers & Beyond: 50+ Housing Symposium in New Orleans.
The CAASH designation gives housing professionals serving this rapidly burgeoning market the essential knowledge, tools and skills that will help them succeed.
To learn more about CAASH, visit www.nahb.org/CAASHinfo.
Find Out What the 45+ Housing Market Wants
“Right House, Right Place, Right Time: Community and Lifestyle Preferences of the 45+ Housing Market,” available through BuilderBooks.com, will help 50+ housing professionals determine the right design, home features and amenities to attract boomer home buyers in their market.
Margaret Wylde guides readers through the latest survey results on this important consumer group and explains what their responses mean for today’s and tomorrow’s home building industry.
To view or purchase this publication online, click here, or call 800-223-2665.