CWHBA Recreates SGN (Some Good News)
Inspired by the recent SGN episodes that John Krasinski has uploaded, CWHBA recreated a news report of the good news that is happening throughout our membership and our communiities.

If you have other brightspots to share, please email us with your feel good stories.
ADVOCACY IN OLYMPIA
Congressman Dan Newhouse Advocates with Us
Congressman Dan Newhouse says he agrees with most of Governor Inslee's actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 but he thinks he should list residential construction as an 'essential' activity under the 'Stay Home, Stay Healthy' order.

Newhouse is encouraging anyone who is agreeing with him to let Gov. Inslee know by sharing your stories about the impact of the ban on residential construction using the hashtag #HousingIsEssential .
Congressman Newhouse's Social Links
Help us Fill the Feeds
Use this image to share your stories to promote housing as essential. You can help us FILL THE NEWS FEEDS using the hashtag: #HousingIsEssential

If you don't have social media or would like to share your story with us privately, please use the button here.
CWHBA IN THE NEWS
CWHBA on the Air -- Recent Radio Interviews
We have been having conversation with those in politics, media, and everywhere in between, helping make the case for residetnial construction to continue in Central Washington. Here are a few short radio interview we participated on to help promote the interests of the industry.
CWHBA Mentioned in Other Recent News
Other Views: Inslee Should Let Building Industry Get...

Are we to believe that workers in the construction trades are able to practice effective social distancing and other safety guidelines only when they are working on government projects and public-financed affordable housing? (CWHBA Mentioned)

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www.chronline.com
Rep. Newhouse Shares Concerns on Construction Ban

Newhouse shares his thoughts on prioritizing the health and safety of all Washingtonians while also doing everything possible to ensure the resiliency of the state’s economic future. (CWHBA Mentioned)

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shiftwa.org
BUSINESS RESOURCES
Safety Has its Benefits, Consider R.O.I.I. Select
R.O.I.I. ® (Return on Industrial Insurance) Select, BIAW’s retro group, is a safety incentive program with a simple goal: eliminate injuries through improvements in workplace safety and preventive strategies. However, if an employee is injured, help them get better quicker with a successful return to work experience. Do this and your business can earn a refund.
NEW! Working WA Small Business Emergency Grant
Governor Inslee created a new program to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. The grant program will provide a limited number of businesses in Washington with a grant up to $10,000.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicants should have been in business for at least one year.
  • Businesses with up to 10 full-time employees (FTEs) may apply for a one-time grant of up to $10,000.
  • Applicants are eligible to receive one Working Washington Grant award during the current budget cycle, which ends June 6, 2020.
To find your appropriate economic development organization, visit  the Washington state Department of Commerce .
Levelset Offering Free Legal Consultations to Contractors
With the help of volunteer attorneys from across the country, Levelset, a payment and lien system for construction, is offering free 15-minute phone consultations with many different lawyers in their system . Contractors can also post their question anonymously.

CONTACT INFO
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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