NAHB Legal Action Fund is a resource for HBAs and association members that provides assistance to members and associations involved in litigation of national significance, that impacts the housing industry. Submit your application by Sept. 13 for consideration at the 2021 Fall Leadership Meeting. Questions? Contact Lavon Roxbury.
Because it is important to influence legal precedent that is of national significance to the housing industry or that has the potential for meaningful impact on housing industry issues, the Legal Action Fund helps defray litigation costs for builders, developers and state/local associations involved in these types of cases. It is administered with three goals:
The Legal Action Committee considers applications during each of the NAHB Board of Directors meetings and makes recommendations for grants for NAHB Executive Board approval.
Applications for the next round of funding are open now. Applications are due by Sept. 13, 2021, for consideration at the next Board of Directors meeting.
Both individual members and state and local HBAs may apply to the Legal Action Fund. Applicants must submit the application form and a cover letter that includes a concise statement explaining the following points:
All of these points must be addressed in full to constitute a complete application. Only complete applications will be placed on the agenda of the Legal Action Committee.
In addition, the following must be included, as applicable:
You may also include any other pertinent papers that would be helpful to the staff and committee in better assessing the case or understanding its background, including newspaper articles, letters from counsel, etc. The best applications are those that explain the facts, the legal issues and the importance of the case to the national housing industry in as clear and concise terms as possible.
Please note that under Guideline 18, if a case is settled or discontinued prior to getting a court’s judgment, the funds must be returned to NAHB because their purpose is to try to establish case precedent helpful to the industry as a whole. The committee’s recommendations as to financial assistance in any amount must be approved by the NAHB Executive Board.
The committee prefers to have someone present at the meeting to argue for the case receiving financial assistance and to answer any questions that the members may have. However, it is not usually necessary to send counsel to this meeting, which should save legal fees and expenses.
Staff at NAHB is available to make this simple application process as easy as possible. If you have any questions about the funding process, the particular litigation in question or need information about approved cases and specific grants, please feel free to contact us.
Frost Depth Study Technical Advisory Group (TAG)
The Frost Depth Study TAG is reviewing information, scientific studies and other materials related to frost depth to determine if there has been changes to conditions that necessitate further review of the minimum footing depths required for frost protection.
There will be no in-person meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See Minnesota Statute 13D.021 for remote meeting requirements. Meetings will occur by Webex. View Webex instructions: interactive instructions and printable. To ensure your ability to connect, attempt log in at least five minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Contact Chad Payment at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-284-5841 for more information or if you are unable to connect to the meeting. Meeting dates and times are determined by the TAG leader.
Sept. 1, 2021, 9 a.m., meeting information
- Register here to participate by computer or Webex app.
- To participate by phone, when it’s time for the meeting call 415-655-0003 or 855-282-6330 and enter access code 146 018 8271. Attendees will be able to chat with the host and panelists and “raise their hand” if connecting through a computer. View additional Webex instructions.
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Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
Summary of Recent Changes
- Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
- Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have come into close contact with someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
The following recommendations apply to non-healthcare settings. For related information for healthcare settings, visit Updated Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 Vaccination.
Fully vaccinated people can:
- Participate in many of the activities that they did before the pandemic; for some of these activities, they may choose to wear a mask.
- Resume domestic travel and refrain from testing before or after travel and from self-quarantine after travel.
- Refrain from testing before leaving the United States for international travel (unless required by the destination) and refrain from self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States.
- Refrain from routine screening testing if feasible.
Infections happen in only a small proportion of people who are fully vaccinated, even with the Delta variant. However, preliminary evidence suggests that fully vaccinated people who do become infected with the Delta variant can spread the virus to others. To reduce their risk of becoming infected with the Delta variant and potentially spreading it to others: CDC recommends that fully vaccinated people:
- Wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
- Fully vaccinated people might choose to mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they or someone in their household is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in their household is unvaccinated. People who are at increased risk for severe disease include older adults and those who have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, overweight or obesity, and heart conditions.
- Get tested if experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- If you came into close contact with someone with COVID-19 get tested 3-5 days after the date of your exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until a negative test result.
- Isolate if they have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior 10 days or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- Follow any applicable federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations.
People who are immunocompromised should be counseled about the potential for reduced immune responses to COVID-19 vaccines and to follow current prevention measures (including wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others they don’t live with, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces) regardless of their vaccination status to protect themselves against COVID-19 until advised otherwise by their healthcare provider.