June 10, 2020

HBA Awarded AEA Best HBA Partnership/Coalition by NAHB

The HBA has been recognized for its outstanding work with the Evolve Austin Coalition with an Award of Excellence from the Executive Officers Council (EOC)…

June 10, 2020

HBA Partners with the U.S. Hispanic Contractors Association (USHCA) for Safety PSA

Much of the workforce in the construction industry is made up of contractors and trade workers.  Outreach and education to these individuals is critical to…

May 29, 2020

Texas Congressman Michael McCaul Speaks to HBA Members

On May 27, the HBA was honored to host a virtual meeting with Texas Congressman Michael McCaul whose push to designate construction as essential has…

May 29, 2020

Housing Data Hints at Potential for Economic Recovery

Housing data was in focus this week, with April readings showing market impacts from government-imposed shutdowns intended to facilitate virus mitigation. While those impacts were…

May 29, 2020

OSHA Reverses Course and Now Requires Employers to Track COVID-19 Cases

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week announced a significant reversal of previous policy on an employer’s obligation to record work-related cases of…

May 14, 2020

Historic job losses in April

 Employment plunged in April, with a record total of 20.5 million jobs lost for the month. The unemployment rate increased to 14.7%. This level of…

April 16, 2020

Builders Emphasize Safety to Keep Austin Building

With residential construction now deemed an essential business, the industry is under more pressure than ever to ensure safety measures are followed at the jobsite.…

April 3, 2020

Governor Orders Residential Construction as Essential Business

After much work and effort by your HBA Staff, Board, Members and many others in the industry at the local, state and national level, home…

March 26, 2020

Homebuilders ‘blindsided’ by Austin’s order to halt construction

From the Austin Business Journal By Erin Edgemon  – Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal Mar 25, 2020, 3:06pm CDT    Pacesetter Homes is being forced to shut down…

February 19, 2020

Update on Austin Land Development Code Revision

On February 13th, Austin City Council approved the land development code revision on second reading.  Note that the code must be approved one more time,…