November 12, 2020

Street Impact Free Update

Street Impact Fee Update Street impact fees have been around since the 1980s, but cities in central Texas have only recently began adopting them.  Currently,…

November 6, 2020

2020 Election Wrap Up

This November, the HomePAC engaged in more races than ever in recent memory.  Combined with the May elections that were delayed until November due to…

November 6, 2020

2020 TAB Election Round Up

TEXAS SENATE RACES  Of the 31 Senate seats in Texas, 16 are on the ballot this November, and only one was a toss-up.   Competitive,…

October 13, 2020

2020 HBA and TAB Candidate Endorsements

HBA Candidate Endorsements  |   TAB Candidate Endorsements   Your VOTE Matters! One of the most important benefits of HBA Membership is Advocacy. The Home Builders Association of…

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…