May 19, 2017

HB 1449 passes Texas Senate

TAB and HBA priority legislation HB 1449, which would prohibit cities from charging what’s known as a “linkage fee” passed the Texas Senate on May…

May 5, 2017

HB 1449 (linkage fees) passes Texas House of Representatives

TAB and HBA priority legislation HB 1449 which prohibits municipalities from requiring a “Linkage Fee (a fee on new development to pay for affordable housing),…

April 13, 2017

City of Austin approved 2015 IRC

At the April 6, 2017 meeting, Austin City Council voted to adopt the 2015 IRC. The HBA had met previously with the building official and…

April 13, 2017

Leander ordinance changes

At their April 6, 2017 meeting, the City of Leander finalized the Ordinance amendments which had been developed over dozens of meetings between the HBA…

March 31, 2017

Building materials rise in February

The cost of building homes is going up. The latest Producer Price Index release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that prices of softwood…

March 31, 2017

HBA testifies on HB 1449 at the Texas Capitol

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the HBA, and several builders from across the state joined with our state association to testify in favor of HB…

March 3, 2017

HBA wins big at Leander City Council

Last night the HBA presented new language that had been developed after a four-hour long meeting with staff and our members. This language was passed…

February 23, 2017

HBA Rally Day a huge success!

Over 35 members from our HBA joined hundreds of others across the state on February 22, 2017, to meet with members of the Texas Legislature…

February 17, 2017

HBA, Austin Chamber, and other coalition members unveil affordability agenda

For the last several months, the HBA and other partner organizations have been working together to draft an “affordability agenda” for 2017. This agenda includes…

February 17, 2017

Controversial Leander ordinance amendments postponed

At their February 16, 2017 meeting, the City of Leander voted to postpone the most controversial sections of the proposed amendments to their composite zoning…