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…

January 20, 2017

City of San Marcos updates development fees

The City of San Marcos approved the new fee schedule for development services at their January 16, 2017 meeting. To view the new fee schedule…

January 20, 2017

NAHB chair details legal challenge to OSHA rule

NAHB has joined several other industry groups to file a challenge against the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Department of Labor regarding…

January 6, 2017

City of Austin delays initiating Historic Zoning Code Amendment

The HBA coordinated the effort with several other organizations to push back against a proposed resolution. The resolution would have made attaining a demolition permit…

January 6, 2017

Leander passes new regulations on stucco

The City of Leander voted on December 15, 2016, to pass additional regulations governing stucco on residential homes. The first included a new definition of…

January 6, 2017

HBA recommendations approved by City of Kyle

The HBA and several members brought forth several recommendations to the existing garage ordinance for the City of Kyle as well as a new zoning…

January 6, 2017

City of Kyle approves updated Impact Fees

On January 3, 2017, the City of Kyle approved an increase to water and wastewater impact fees. The new fees are $3,535 for Water and…

September 21, 2016

City of Austin Budget Negatively Impacts Housing Affordability

Joint statement by the Austin Chamber of Commerce, the Real Estate Council of Austin, and the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin on passage of…