Advocacy Efforts Continue for Restart of Construction
BIAW is on a working group created by Gov. Inslee, which is tasked with developing plans to resume construction activities in Washington

On Tuesday, the working group submitted a list of recommendations to the governor to begin a Phase 1 restart of construction work, along with a letter unanimously endorsing the plan.

While this recommendation is a very positive step in getting construction going again, the governor still needs to adopt it and adjust the order before BIAW members can get back to work on their jobsites.
Tele-Town Hall with City of Yakima
Wednesday, April 22 at 8:30 AM
FREE Online Meeting

CWHBA is pleased to host a member-exclusive opportunity to hear directly from the City of Yakima. We will cover:

  • Housing Action Plan overview
  • Internal changes
  • Accessory dwelling units & new zoning updates
  • Proper plan submission & review processes

There will also provide general updates for members with a opportunities for Q&A.
City of Yakima
Alex Meyerhoff, Interim City Manager
Joan Davenport, Community Development Director
Joseph Calhoun, City of Yakima Planning Manager
Glenn Denman, Code Administration Manager

CWHBA Moderators
Chelsea Snodgrass, Executive Officer
Jake Mayson, Government Affairs Director
The government's small business loan money is gone.

On Thursday, the $349 billion emergency small business lending program officially tapped out...

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Gov. Inslee says reopening of WA's economy will be in phases

Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday that social distancing efforts in the state have been successful in "flattening the curve" of the coronavirus outbreak and that if the trend continues...

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NWPR - Housing Is Essential: CWHBA Quoted

Elected Officials, Construction Industry Want Jay Inslee To Classify Home Building As ‘Essential’

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Kittitas Area Updates
Starting Jun 1, 2020, The City of Ellensburg will maintain the Small Works and Consultant Roster through the Municipal Research and Service Center (MRSC). Read More Here >>

Puget Sound Energy shared more details on their strategies to get back to work, when that time comes. Read Letter >>
Yakima County Updates
Because Yakima County ’s agricultural operations are deemed “essential,” we are allowed to process and issue permits related to agriculture and food processing , in addition to emergency repairs. Building permits for non-essential construction will not be issued until the ban is lifted. How to Submit New Application >>

Contractors and Consultants looking to bid on Yakima County projects must signup (free) for the Small Works Roster hosted through the MRSC. To get started visit . View How To Document >>

County Planning Official Hired - Tommy Carroll. Public Services has announced that Tommy Carroll is the new Planning Official for Yakima County effective April 1. Tommy has worked in the planning sector for 20 years - 16 of which have been with Yakima County.
Selling in a Time of Uncertainty: Energy, Optimism, Action
This FREE webinar, hosted in part by NAHB, will be exploring the creative ways builders are energizing their teams, prospects, and customers to create sales today and new demand for tomorrow.

Special guest, Janice Glessner, Online Sales and Marketing Manager, from S & A Homes. She will share the journey her builder has taken as they navigate selling and marketing in these uncertain times. You can register for one of the next available webinars:

  • Apr 24, 2020 10:00 AM
  • May 1, 2020 10:00 AM
  • May 8, 2020 10:00 AM
  • May 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Chelsea Snodgrass , Executive Officer

Jake Mayson , Government Affairs Director

Emily Jameson , Member Services Director, South Central

Cheryl Nelson , Member Services Director, North Central
CWHBA Events on Hold through April In response to the public health threat of COVID-19, we have postponed any gathering or planned events cancelled through the month of April. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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