March 29, 2019

HBA holds meetings with Austin City Council to discuss land development code rewrite

Last month, Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk issued a memo requesting policy direction from city council before initiating the city’s next attempt to rewrite its…

March 29, 2019

HomePAC wraps up candidate interviews and will meet to discuss endorsements this week

The HBA has held nearly 30 meetings with city council candidates across Round Rock, Georgetown, Leander, Hutto, and Bastrop. On Wednesday, the HomePAC Trustees will convene…

March 29, 2019

HB 3167, the HBA’s “development shot clock” bill, is set for a hearing tomorrow

The HBA has partnered with Houston Representative Tom Oliverson (R-Cypress) to push a bill that will make the development process more predictable across the state. HB…

March 21, 2019

Tab Rally Day Round Up

On Wednesday, March 20, the HBA joined hundreds of other builders from across the state at the TAB Rally Day.  Rally Day is our industry’s…

March 14, 2019

HomePAC begins candidate vetting process for May election

Last week, the HomePAC began meeting with candidates from across central Texas ahead of the May elections.  HomePAC staff has met with candidates from Hutto,…

March 14, 2019

HBA joins RECA in kicking off Travis County efficiency meetings

In theme with much of the recent work that the HBA has done to help streamline development processes in Austin and surrounding communities, the HBA…

March 14, 2019

HBA lends support to agricultural tax legislation and development fee legislation

Last week, the HBA registered its support for a number of bills that will lessen the tax burden on a developer when they purchase certain…

February 22, 2019

HBA Staff attends NAHB Meetings at IBS

At International Builders Show last week, HBA government affairs team met with other government affairs and public relations professionals from across the country Prior to…

February 18, 2019

President’s Letter: Why Advocacy

The HBA of Greater Austin is the voice of housing through our advocacy efforts. As part of our robust advocacy plan, we encourage our members…

February 15, 2019

HBA staff assists City of Austin search for new Trees Division Manager

HBA staff participated on an interviewing panel along with tree advocates, neighborhood groups, and other stakeholders to vet candidates to serve as the new Trees…