One of the most important things the HBA does is give back to our community. Through various programs and partnerships with local charities, the HBA has given more than $2,000,000 to local charities.
The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin has found an excellent way to give back to the local community. The Benefit Home is a home built by capitalizing on our member’s resources, galvanizing talented builders and tradespeople, while mixing in a generous supply of sweat equity Committee members work with HBA members to solicit materials and donations to help build a new home; proceeds benefit local charities.Learn More
HomeAid Austin is a 501(c)(3) charity partner of the HBA of Greater Austin that identifies long-term, stable homeless care providers who need additional capacity and pairs them with our builders, vendors and suppliers, who donate their time, materials and labor to rehabilitate and build housing for Austin’s homeless.Learn More
Parade of Homes™
The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin’s Parade of Homes™ has been held annually since 1953. Each year, a portion of the net proceeds generated from ticket sales are donated to charity. A number of charitable organizations have benefited including:
Austin Children’s Shelter
Wild Basin Preserve
The Burke Foundation
Sales & Marketing Council
Strike Against Hunger Bowling Tournament
From 2006 – 2009, the HBA’s Sales and Marketing Council organized a charity bowling tournament that raised more than $40,000 for Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a local organization that feeds Austin’s homeless population.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ Community First! Village
In August 2016, members of the Sales & Marketing Council volunteered their labor at Mobile Loaves & Fishes’ Community First! Village.
Texas Baptist Children’s Home
In December 2016, members of the Sales & Marketing Council pitched in to sponsor a cottage (which includes four families) plus one additional family for Christmas. Members purchased gifts for each adult/child living in the cottage after receiving their personal “wish lists” and delivered those gifts to the home.
Custom Builders & Remodelers Council
In 2007, the CBRC raised $15,000 in 15 minutes for Austin Habitat for Humanity.
Chapter Golf Tournament Fundraisers
Williamson County Chapter John Gavurnik Open Scholarship Fundraiser
Hosted annually by the Chapter through 2015, the golf tournament has raised thousands of dollars each year for college scholarships awarded to college-bound high school students in Williamson County.
Lakeway/Bee Cave Chapter Gayle Berkbigler Golf Classic Community Fundraiser
Hosted annually by the Chapter, the golf tournament raises funds for Lakeway’s Families for Families, a charity that helps families in the area help other families in need.
HBA donates over $95,000 from sale of 2016 Benefit Home
The HBA presented three checks for $31,952.17 each to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas, Dell Children’s Medical Center Foundation and Community First! Village – Mobile Loaves and Fishes. Proceeds were generated from the HBA’s Benefit Home project in Santa Rita Ranch, a new-home community by Ed Horne of SRKC, LLC in Liberty Hill—a fast growing community in Northwestern Williamson County. The one-story home, built by Scott Felder Homes, is 2,942 sq. ft. and features four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and two-car garage. It was sold on the open market. Led by Scott Felder Homes, HBA members work together to solicit materials and donations to help build the new home. Read more.
June 1, 2005
HBA donates $1,500 to Swim Safe.
February 15, 2005
HBA donates $15,000 to Austin Children’s Shelter and Wild Basin Preserve. Funds were generated from an old annual fundraiser with Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel where members could win a private concert.
May 13, 2008
Home Builders Association donates $10,000 to Clarksville CDC
May 12, 2010
Home Builders Association Donates $1,000 to Support for HousingWorks’ Leadership Tour of Contemporary Affordable Homes.