2020 World Population Data: Growing Aging Population, Declining Total Fertility Rates

Earlier this week, the Population Reference Bureau (PBR) released their 2020 World Population Data, which includes new population growth findings and insights into how the current global pandemic has impacted the 7.8 billion world population. The report shows that a growing aging population is being met with a decline in total fertility rates, and researchers expect that both population growth and aging will affect our resilience in the face of future crises.

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NDILC Member Teresa Palacios Smith Appointed Chief D&I Officer at HomeServices

Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) is proud to announce that NAWRB Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) Member Teresa Palacios Smith has been named Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at HomeServices. Teresa previously served as Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for the  franchise’s networks since 2017. Her new role will include elevating, expanding and aligning the national scope and impact of HomeServices’s collective diversity and inclusion initiatives across its company and subsidiaries.  

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VIDEO: Access to Capital – From Micro to Billions

Women entrepreneurs have notoriously faced hardships in gaining access to capital, from lack of information and resources and local and state government assistance, to facing cultural biases from investors. Without adequate capital, women cannot make their creative ideas a reality, nor can they afford to maintain the businesses that provide jobs for a significant portion of the population. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, women own 36 percent of privately-held businesses and contribute $3 trillion to the economy due to job creation—creating 16 percent of jobs in the nation.

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SBA and Treasury Reveal Small Businesses that Received PPP Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury Department released detailed loan-level data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The disclosed data covers each of the 4.9 million PPP loans that have been made thus far, and includes business names, addresses, NAICS codes, zip codes, business type, demographic data, non-profit information, name of lender, jobs supported, and loan amount ranges above or below $150K. 

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Fourth of July 2020: Tips for Staying Safe During COVID-19

Today marks 244 years of independence for the United States! The Fourth of July is a day in which the nation celebrates the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence signed in July 1776. In commemoration of Independence Day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released interesting facts about the Founding Fathers, the nation’s changing population and the various ways Americans celebrate this national holiday.

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VIDEO: Experts on the Social Impact of Data Analytics, Recession & Climate Change

Industry experts were worried about a possible recession even before the advent of the COVID-19 crisis, and these discussions took place during the 2019 NAWRB Conference. Watch the newly released video featuring Moderator Desiree Patno, CEO & President of NAWRB, Advisor of Amicus Brain, Chairman of NDILC; and CSO of Zulu Time; Marina B. Walsh, Vice President of Industry Analytics, Research and Economics, at Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA); and Brian De Lucia, Managing Partner at Arrivato LLC, as they discuss how industries in the housing and real estate ecosystem can achieve social impact through data analytics, and other factors that could have contributed to today’s recession. 

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House Passes Bill to Extend Paycheck Protection Program Until August 8th

The House has unanimously passed a bill that will extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until August 8th, which was originally set to end on June 30th. The bill now awaits President Trump’s signature to officially extend the federal government program that provides forgivable loans to small businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

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Know the Rules of the Game Ⓡ Podcast: Black Bill of Rights

Tune in on Wednesday, July 1st, at 8 AM PST for Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast: Black Bill of Rights with your host Desirée Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB), and Special Guest Jasper James, Co-Founder of Allies of Black Lives Matter and Activism Articulated, one of the only advocacy communications firms run by queer, mixed-race women of color. Jasper will enlighten audiences on the “Black Bill of Rights,” a conceptual framework meant to empower Black communities in all facets of American life.  Listen: https://www.nawrb.com/podcast/.

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Know the Rules of the Game Ⓡ Podcast: Latest Rules on the SBA EIDL & PPP Loans

Welcome to Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast: Latest Rules on the SBA EIDL & PPP Loans with your host Desirée Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB). The CARES Act, which was signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, established the SBA Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Loans & PPP (Paycheck Protection Program). These two programs have had several revisions during this extremely short time of processing millions of loans. On June 15th and June 5th, 2020 respectively, these SBA COVID-19 Relief Options issued additional guidelines and ease of processing. Listen here! 

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SBA & Treasury Will Increase Transparency of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

On June 19th, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury made a joint announcement that they will make additional data public regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), in agreement with leaders of the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee. In doing so, they will make a concerted effort to facilitate the interests of both transparency of data and protection for small businesses who receive PPP loans. 

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