A Third of Americans Report Anxiety or Depression Symptoms During Pandemic

According to a recent Census Bureau survey, a third of American adults report symptoms of clinical anxiety or depression amid the coronavirus outbreak, which highlights the psychological toll the pandemic has had on the mental health of many individuals. Data shows that out of every 100 American adults, 34 show symptoms of anxiety, depression or both; 10 show symptoms of anxiety alone; and 4 show symptoms of depression alone. 

The survey's findings indicate a significant jump since before the pandemic. For one question regarding depressed mood, for example, the percentage reporting such symptoms was double that found in a 2014 national survey. In response to the question "How often have you been bothered by feeling down, depressed, or hopeless?," 25 percent of adults said they had depressed symptoms before the pandemic (2013-2014), but now 50 percent of adults report having depressed symptoms at least for several days if not every day. 

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Leading Through Turbulent Times 
by Noel Massie
Retired UPS Vice President of US Operations

Leading a group in any capacity is a big responsibility; more importantly it is one that was generally sought by the person in the role. During my 42 year career with UPS, I had the opportunity to lead many different size groups through many crises. It started in my first assignment with leading nine employees and ultimately ended as Vice President of U.S Operations leading over 200,000. Being in the logistics industry, these crises included earthquakes, hurricanes and attacks such as Sept. 9/11. However, this COVID-19 pandemic is like nothing we have seen as Americans. 

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2020 NAWRB Leadership Awards

Some nomination categories are still open! This years 2020 NAWRB Leadership Awards is honoring women leaders in the housing ecosystem who are utilizing their expertise and passion to break glass ceilings in the corporate world and facilitate the growth of their local communities.

NAWRB is looking for a few more candidates in the following categories: Government Official Leader, Nonprofit Leader, Family Office Leader, STEM Leader, Commercial Leader or Mentor Leader submit your nominations today!

The Spirit of EXIT Helps Address Food Insecurity in Maryland

EXIT Realty, whose CEO is NDILC Member Tami Bonnell, is helping the Maryland Food Bank raise funds during the pandemic. A portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund. Through the Spirit of EXIT Dollar-for-Dollar Matching Program, EXIT offices and associates can raise money for local, approved, registered charities and apply to EXIT's head office to have those funds matched from the company's pledged pool of funds. The team at EXIT on the Harbor Realty raised $377 which is enough money to provide 1,131 meals. EXIT Realty Corp. International proudly matched their efforts for a total donation to the Maryland Food Bank of $754. 

SBA Reserves $10 Billion for Community Development  

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced that it is setting aside $10 billion of Round 2 funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be lent exclusively by Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). 

Real Estate Investments Through A Post-Pandemic Lens

 As daily life itself alters, so too have the lenses that both lenders and investors use to evaluate commercial real estate's functionality and ultimate viability. From multifamily and retail to office and industrial, all asset classes are being scrutinized from novel angles.
Women Hear More White Lies in Evaluations Than Men

Women are more likely to be given inaccurate performance feedback, according to new research published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. Underperforming women are given less truthful but kinder performance feedback compared to equally underperforming men.

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Housing Could Help Lead Post-COVID Economic Recovery

Although it's too soon to say how far the economy will fall and when the slide will end, the housing industry may be poised to help lead the recovery, when it occurs, unlike it was after the Great Recession of the late 2000s. This would be in keeping with 50-year trend. 

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Responses to the 2020 Census are on track as more than 60% of U.S. households have responded to the 2020 Census, reports the U.S. Census Bureau.

Interaction with the general public was required for 75.3 percent of civilian workers in 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today.
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