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

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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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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. 

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Minority Businesses Team Together to Create COVID-19 Employee Safety Kits


2020vet, Inc., a California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) focused on hiring, developing and retaining military veterans and women, has partnered with Truline and Arbill who have specialized in safety products for over 75 years to offer an affordable COVID-19 Employee Safety Kit manufactured in the U.S. by women business owners that can be personally branded and distributed globally. A portion of the proceeds go to community organizations, such as the NAWRB Foundation and ZuluTime, focused on effectively helping women and veterans as they are disproportionately affected by this crisis.  NAWRB Foundation is thankful to be one of the recipients of this incredible opportunity for nonprofits. 

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Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Small Business Sustainability


Welcome to Know the Rules of the GameⓇ Podcast for Small Business Sustainability with your host Desiree Patno, CEO & President of Women in the Housing & Real Estate Ecosystem (NAWRB). Small businesses are more sustainable when they secure, protect, diversify and invest their resources efficiently.

Business owners have to be proactive in protecting their resources from internal and external threats, plan for short and long term revenue, and adjust with company governance. In this episode, Desiree shares the ebb and flow of running her own businesses, and what she wishes she knew when she was younger. 

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New Regulations for the SBA’s Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program


Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published new regulations for its Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting program that will provide women-owned small businesses and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses with a free, online certification and eligibility process. The implementation of the new changes has been delayed to July 15, 2020, to accommodate those that are currently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Half of Lower-Income Americans Report Coronavirus-Related Household Job or Wage Loss

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Many Americans have experienced a household job or wage loss due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the last month and a half as over 26 million people have filed for unemployment. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, lower-income adults are experiencing a greater economic impact than adults with higher income levels, a group that already felt financial pressure before the pandemic claimed the United States. While 43 percent of adults report that they or someone in their household has lost a job or taken a pay cut due to COVID-19, this percentage increases to 52 percent among lower-income adults. 

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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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Congress Reaches Deal on $480 Billion Coronavirus Relief Package for Small Businesses, Hospitals and Testing

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U.S. Congress reached a deal on a roughly $480 billion coronavirus relief funding package to continue helping small business and hospitals, and expand COVID-19 testing. This new funding package comes after the initial funds set aside for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) were exhausted in just two weeks — due to over 1.66 million loans for more than $342 billion. The Senate has approved the deal, and now it goes to the House. 

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Happy Easter from NAWRB! Celebrate Virtually with Family & Friends

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NAWRB would like to wish our community a happy Easter weekend!  As this year’s holiday falls during the COVID-19 pandemic, many families will be celebrating Easter and other religious holidays virtually through Zoom, FaceTime and other video conferencing services. While we are away from friends and family this year during several state-imposed stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders, we can still make this weekend special by staying in touch virtually with loved ones. 

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Know an Incredible Woman Preserving the Quality of Life During COVID-19?


There are so many incredible women in the world working on the frontlines of the coronavirus response, from running errands for our families, to providing personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers  and saving the lives of those we hold dear. Who is a woman hero who touched your heart? Submit her story to be considered as part of NAWRB’s Magazine, Volume 9, Issue 1, “Essential Women Preserving Quality of Life”! 

We are accepting submissions for  “essential women” by April 5th, 2020. Email your submission to media@nawrb.com of up to 300 words, accompanied by pictures, name and position. (Space is limited to 20 women).

Last year, we launched our new “Quality of Life” NAWRB Magazine layout for the greater housing and real estate ecosystem. It could not be more timely as we deal with a global pandemic, shelter-in-place orders, and general economic uncertainty. We are always looking for incredible stories and additional advertisers. For those interested in advertising, our media kit is linked at the bottom of our website magazine page.

Stay Home, Save Lives & Keep Smiling!