NAHB Help During Downturn Available to State, Local HBAs
NAHB has begun two federation-wide assistance programs designed to strengthen state and local home builders associations so they can operate effectively during the downturn and be in position to thrive and help their members prosper when the housing market eventually returns.
The programs include discounted association management services available to all state and local HBAs and a grant program available to 139 struggling HBAs.
The NAHB Executive Board approved the assistance programs at its meeting in Washington, D.C. last month.
Discounted Association Management Services Available for All HBAs
Under the discounted NAHB State and Local Support Services program, every state and local HBA will received a 50% discount on the vital, cutting-edge programs and services — such as strategic planning, membership recruitment and leadership training — offered by the NAHB Affiliate Services department.
The programs and services, provided by NAHB’s association management consultants, provide HBAs the planning and evaluative assistance they need to make tough choices in today’s challenging market.
For more information, e-mail Jared Mathis at NAHB, call him at 800-368-5242 x8169, or visit www.nahb.org/nahbsupportservices.
$25,000 Grants Available to ‘Struggling’ HBAs
NAHB has also created a one-time $500,000 financial aid program for 139 struggling HBAs that have not been able to achieve specific membership and retention thresholds.
Under the program, these identified HBAs can apply for grants of up to $25,000 to fund membership recruitment, retention and other core revenue-generating member programs and consulting services available through NAHB.
For more information about the programs available, to determine grant eligibility or to apply, e-mail William "Rusty" Deiss at NAHB, call him at 800-368-5242 x8231, or visit www.nahb.org/hbasupport.