COVID-19 Updates & Resources

This information is not intended to provide legal advice, nor be the authority on COVID-19 updates, and we cannot guarantee real-time updates on every matter.  We provide this information as a courtesy for you to use in conjunction with your due diligence. 

 

Industry Operations

The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in adjustments to municipal operations throughout our region. The  HBA staff is closely monitoring how cities and utilities are responding in our 7-county service area. We are urging all jurisdictions to find a way to continue core business functions and are recommending best practices to help with workarounds as necessary.


Breaking News:

Governor Orders Residential Construction as Essential Business

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Critical Need to Adhere to Safety Standards at the Job Site

During these challenging times, there will be much scrutiny of home builders and trade professionals.
In order to ensure the home building industry maintains its exemption from Shelter in Place Orders.

Safety Information and Sample Documents

Financial Information

 

City and County Updates

The Google document link below contains the latest information  from our service area. Please check back frequently for changes. If you choose to make comments on the Google doc you MUST include where you found that information (e.g,  citation, authority, link, website, etc,).

Click here  for COVID-19 City and County Updates

 

Austin

  • Governor Orders Residential Construction as Essential Business (3.31.20; Effective 4.2.20) Read
    • TAB Summary of Governor’s Executive Order Read
    • Winstead Attorneys’ Summary of Governor’s Order Read
  • Stay Home – Work Safe Order (3.24.20) Read
    •  Supplemental Guidance for the Construction Industry (4.3.20) Read
    • Supplemental Guidance for the Construction Industry (3.30.20) Read
    • Guidance for the Construction Industry (3.24.20) Read
    • Contact The Austin City Council and Travis County Commissioners Court Read
  • Development Services Department (DSD)
    • Supplemental Guidance for the Construction Industry (3.30.20) Read
    • Request for Designation as an Essential Construction Activity (3.30.20) Read
    • Administrative Process for Approving an Essential Construction Activity (3.30.20) Read
    • Letter to Customers, Stakeholders and Community (3.26.20) Read
    • Letter to Customers, Stakeholders and Community (3.24.20) Read
    • Development Services Department Website

Bastrop County

  • Digital Submission Memo (3.31.20) Read
  • Bastrop County Official Stay Home – Work Safe Ordinance (3.31.30) Read

Burnet County

Hays County

Pflugerville

Travis County

  • Governor Orders Residential Construction as Essential Business (3.31.20; Effective 4.2.20) Read
    • Supplemental Guide for the Construction Industry (4.3.20) Read
    • TAB Summary of Governor’s Executive Order Read
    • Winstead Attorneys’ Summary of Governor’s Order Read
  •  FAQ (3.31.20 ) Read
  • Travis County Stay Home – Work Safe Order No.2020-5 – Guidance for the Construction Industry (3.30.20) Read
  • Travis County Official Shelter in Place Ordinance (3.24.20) Read
  • Travis County Web Site

Williamson County

 

Regulatory Updates

National

State

 

HBA Updates

The HBA Staff is working remotely
All Council and Committee meetings are taking place by conference calls
All other events are cancelled through April 30. 
We will continue to monitor the situation and send any updates regarding future events

Resources

  • 3,000+ Association’s Letter to Congress Requesting 501(c)(6) Financial Assistance Read
  • HBA Letters Regarding DHS CISA Memorandum 2.0 Regarding Essential Critical Infrastructure, Specifically Designating Residential Construction (3.31.20)
    • Letter to Austin Mayor Adler Read
    • Letter to Travis County Judge Eckhardt Read
    • Letter to State Officials Read
  • Form Letter Template and Email Addresses to Contact Your Elected Officials Read/Download
  • Letter from HBA & Local Industry Associations to Travis County and City of Austin (3.25.20) Read
  • Letter from the HBA to County and City Leaders (3.22.20) Read
  •  Webinar: “Rights and Realities of Business Owners, Employers, Landlords and Tenants During Corona Virus 2020″(3.25.20)

HBA Email Updates

News Coverage

TAB

 

NAHB

 

Other Helpful Links & Information

 

Industry Investors

Annual Sponsors