Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast: Life as College Zoomers

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Now that schools have shifted towards using Zoom during the pandemic, what does this mean for students? Find out more in this episode of Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast: Life as College Zoomers with host Desirée Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing and Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) and Special Guests Veronica Cheng and Nikki Courtney, who attend UC Berkeley and UCLA, respectively. Cheng, Courtney, and Patno discuss and reflect on rules that students should keep in mind in order to make the best out of their educational experiences amidst Coronavirus.

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CFPB, FHFA, & HUD Launch Joint Mortgage & Housing COVID-19 Assistance Website


The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have jointly launched a new mortgage and housing assistance website to help Americans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic navigate through this time with the latest accurate housing assistance information. Homeowners and renters can access the website at

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Happy National Nurses Week – Inside Look: NAWRB Magazine, “Quality of Life”

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In honor of National Nurses Week, which began yesterday and ends on May 12th, in recognition of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, learn more about nurses, midwives and other health workers who are at the front lines of the COVID-19 response and are putting their own lives at risk to keep the broader community healthy. in NAWRB’s infographic. For more information on the impact of the coronavirus on all aspects of the real estate ecosystem, read NAWRB Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1, “Quality of Life”! Read the full issue here:

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Just Released: “Quality of Life” Special Edition of NAWRB Magazine, Vol. 9, Issue 1

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In an instant, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed the way we live, work, interact with people and do business. Millions of people have lost their jobs, while “essential workers” continue to do their jobs which sustain the quality of life at the risk of their own health and well being. Our interactions with others happen through video calls and wearing a face mask while going to the store is becoming the new norm. 

As we tackle new challenges everyday due to an ongoing global health pandemic and several state-ordered social distancing and stay-at-home orders, Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB) presents a special edition of NAWRB Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1, “Quality of Life,” which provides a review of how this pandemic has affected different industries that each impact the Quality of Life and anything that touches land: the real estate ecosystem. 

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NDILC Women Leader Principle #2 Keep Achieving with Council Member Kellie Aamodt

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NAWRB’s Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council (NDILC) recently introduced their Ten Women Leadership Principles, which they collectively created to help women in the workforce become more effective leaders at any stage of their careers, and empower other women to reach their full potential. This is a universal guide for all levels of leadership, and any woman can benefit from applying them. This week, NDILC presents the second principle, “Keep Achieving,” shared in a personal story by NDILC Member Kellie Aamodt, Board Member of Marine Research and Exploration (MARE) and Retired UPS Vice President of Corporate Inside Sales. 

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World Health Day 2020: Honoring Nurses & Midwives on the Front Lines of COVID-19

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Yesterday, April 7th, 2020, marked World Health Day, a celebration that has officially taken effect since 1950 and creates awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization (WHO). Coinciding with the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, this year’s theme is focused on the contribution of nurses, midwives and other health workers who are at the front lines of the COVID-19 response and are putting their own lives at risk to keep the broader community healthy. 

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NAWRB Magazine Special Edition, “Essential Women Preserving the Quality of Life” – Deadline April 5th, 2020


As we tackle new challenges and continue to be tested everyday on so many fronts, NAWRB takes this opportunity to announce the special edition of NAWRB’s Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1, newly titled “Essential Women Preserving the Quality of Life.” We are so proud to present our first ever collage of dynamic “essential women” as our sheCenter(FOLD).

During this time of stress and uncertainty, how are you using your innate capabilities and personal influence to make a positive impact? Often we are helping people we don’t even know as they see, hear or read about the act of kindness. We are accepting submissions for  “essential women” by April 5th, 2020. Email your submission to of up to 300 words, accompanied by pictures, name and position. (Space is limited).

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How to Carry On During the Coronavirus – Story by NAWRB Graphic Designer Kendall Roderick


I remember those rainy California days in my 500 square foot apartment in Huntington Beach, where the small box heater in the wall was stuck pointed towards the door — the feeling of being trapped there with a random human-sized carpet stain in the living room that kept reappearing no matter how many times I cleaned it. My walls vibrated with the screams of my neighbor yelling at their kid. I was in a nice part of town but in a cheap apartment, because, let’s face it, California is expensive. Rainy days weren’t the best.

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SBA Defers Existing Disaster Loans Until End of 2020

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U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced that the SBA will be granting automatic disaster loan deferments through December 31, 2020, to help borrowers who are still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. Because the change is automatic, borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact the agency to request deferment. NAWRB is honored to be one of only 11 organizations listed as a Women’s Entrepreneurship Partner for the SBA, and we are happy to be a resource and lend an ear to the over 30 million U.S. small businesses who make up the backbone of our economy. 

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How the Coronavirus is Affecting Short-Term Rental Business Owners & Travelers


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is now a global pandemic that has altered many facets of human life in the past few months, especially in the past couple of weeks, as countries are taking measures to contain the outbreak and protect the safety of their citizens. The travel industry has especially been affected as people are being forced to cancel or change their preexisting travel plans, whether international or domestic, as more countries are being labeled as high risk areas for contracting the virus. 

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