August 16, 2018

HBA of Greater Austin Responds to the Bastrop Development Moratorium

At a time when demand for housing is far exceeding supply, the homebuilding community was caught off guard by the Bastrop City Council’s vote to…

August 3, 2018

HBA reacts to Mayor Adler’s proposal to rethink CodeNEXT

The HBA of Greater Austin supported CodeNEXT throughout the process, particularly the work done by the Planning Commission, which took into consideration increased density across…

January 8, 2018

Leander: Street facing three-car garage solution passed on final reading

Since March of 2017, the HBA has been negotiating with the City of Leander on a solution to allow its members to build street facing…

September 22, 2017

NAHB Chairman Granger Macdonald addresses Austin Members at Elected Officials Appreciation BBQ

HBA members come together to honor our local elected officials for the 12th consecutive year. Dozens of elected officials attended the event, giving HBA members…

July 24, 2017

Gov. Abbott says cutting property taxes top task for special session

“We have to cut property taxes,” Abbott said. “I would think that is the number one issue.” Abbott, who frequently talks about his mission to…

July 21, 2017

Lawmakers to tackle local construction regulations during special session

Local control was a recurring theme during the 85th Texas Legislative session, and many of those policy debates will continue during the upcoming special session.…

July 21, 2017

The Brief: The #txlege is back for its special session

And they’re back: State lawmakers return to the Capitol today to tackle business left unfinished during a divisive legislative session that ended in May. But…

July 21, 2017

Cedar Park to update its land development code

The City of Cedar Park is updating its land development code. They have released their first draft, and the HBA is reviewing the draft.  We will…

July 21, 2017

HBA CodeNEXT task force has concerns about Affordable Housing Density Bonus Program

July 14th was the deadline for the proposed Affordable Housing Density Bonus Program.  The CodeNEXT task force reviewed the program, and found several areas of…

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…