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…

April 16, 2020

Builders Emphasize Safety to Keep Austin Building

With residential construction now deemed an essential business, the industry is under more pressure than ever to ensure safety measures are followed at the jobsite.…

April 3, 2020

Governor Orders Residential Construction as Essential Business

After much work and effort by your HBA Staff, Board, Members and many others in the industry at the local, state and national level, home…

March 26, 2020

Homebuilders ‘blindsided’ by Austin’s order to halt construction

From the Austin Business Journal By Erin Edgemon  – Staff Writer, Austin Business Journal Mar 25, 2020, 3:06pm CDT    Pacesetter Homes is being forced to shut down…

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…