September 19, 2019

2019 Benefit Home Update

The 2019 Benefit Home is well on its way to completion. All stucco, and stone is now finished at the home. Cabinets and Countertops are…

September 5, 2019

Williamson County hosts meeting for builders and developers to discuss revisions to subdivision ordinance

Williamson County hosted an open house this morning where they will go over the proposed changes to the County’s subdivision ordinance.  These changes include revisions…

September 5, 2019

City of Austin and Travis County roll out HB 3167 compliance

On September 1, HB 3167, along with hundreds of other bills, went into effect in the State of Texas.  The City of Austin and Travis…

September 5, 2019

HBA and Evolve Austin hosts city staff for Q&A on land development code rewrite

Last week, the HBA and its Evolve partners hosted Annick Beaudet and other staff members to get an update on the City’s land development code…

August 22, 2019

Advocacy Update: 8-26-2019

Williamson County Subdivision Regulations Subcommittee Meets to Discuss Proposed Changes The Williamson County Subdivision Regulations Subcommittee met on Monday for the third time to discuss…

August 5, 2019

Housing Affordability Causes Ongoing Challenges In New Home Sales In June

Contracts for new, single-family home sales increased in June by 7.0% to a 646,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate according to estimates from the joint release…

August 5, 2019

Texas’ Biggest Cities Scramble To Figure Out What The 2019 Legislative Session Will Cost Them

By the time the Legislature adjourned in May, lawmakers had passed bills that limit how much property tax revenues local governments can collect without voter…

July 25, 2019

New FEMA Risk Rating 2.0 to Determine Flood Insurance Rates

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which oversees and implements the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), has initiated a long-term effort to transform the program…

July 25, 2019

The fight against mandatory paid sick leave continues with a new San Antonio court case

After the City of Austin passed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance in 2018, several Texas legislators began drafting legislating to preempt the ordinance at…

July 25, 2019

HBA and ACEA hold joint meeting with Austin Watershed Protection Department to discuss Atlas 14

On Monday, the HBA joined the Austin Contractors & Engineers Association for a presentation from the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department to hear the…