February 19, 2020

Update on Austin Land Development Code Revision

On February 13th, Austin City Council approved the land development code revision on second reading.  Note that the code must be approved one more time,…

February 4, 2020

Land Development Code Update – February 2020

The Austin City Council released the second draft of its Land Development Code on January 31st, the latest step in the City’s effort to update…

January 13, 2020

HomeAid Update – Food Drive Going on Now

For our 1st Quarter Community Outreach project, we have committed to restocking local food pantries as supplies typically run low after the Holiday Season. The…

October 30, 2019

Austin HBA Awarded Substantial Grant from NAHB’s State & Local Issues Fund

As part of our efforts to work on the City of Austin’s new land development code, the HBA has been awarded a substantial grant to…

October 30, 2019

Austin Planning Commission has first public hearing on proposed land development code

On October 26th, Austin’s Planning Commission held its first public hearing on the proposed new land development code.  Nearly 200 speakers signed up to testify…

October 30, 2019

The HBA’s voter guide for HomePAC endorsed candidates and propositions

Early voting wrapped up last week and tomorrow is election day.  Many central Texas cities are having elections for their mayor and city councils and…

October 17, 2019

Members Should Take Action on Portman-Shaheen Bill

HBA members – take action on the most recent BuilderLink alert. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2137), also known as the Portman-Shaheen…

October 17, 2019

Advocacy Update: 10/21/19

Planning Commission Begins Work on Austin’s Proposed Land Development Code Now that city officials and development stakeholders have had some time to review the proposed…

October 4, 2019

Advocacy Update 10.7.19

Austin’s draft land development code was released last Friday The long-awaited draft of the land development code was released last Friday.  HBA experts have already…

September 19, 2019

Advocacy Update 9-23: HomePAC, HB 3167, Austin Development Code

HomePAC identifies key cities for upcoming elections The HBA’s nonpartisan political action committee, HomePAC, has identified five key cities to engage in the upcoming November…