Advocacy

The Home Builders Association of Greater Austin is your voice and advocate at City Council. We work tirelessly to ensure that the regulatory environment in the greater Austin area encourages growth and development and doesn’t restrict it. Whether it’s working on an Ordinance, testifying at Council, or helping our members with a permit delay or issue—we are here to represent YOU!

 

If you have a passion for Government Affairs and Public Policy then please consider joining us at our monthly Government Relations Committee(GRC) meet where we discuss the various issues in our 6 county area. Meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month at the HBA offices.

Areas of Interest:

  • Accessory Dwelling Units
  • Administrative Rules and Policy Changes
  • Code Adoptions and Updates
  • Density Bonus Programs
  • Electronic Permit and Plan Submittal
  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Impact Fees
  • Inspections and Review
    • Delays
    • Need for improved city employee training
  • Infill Tools
    • Small Lot Amnesty
  • Labor Laws
  • Lobbying
  • Masonry Requirements
  • Parkland Dedication
  • Permit Fees
  • Planned Unit Developments
  • Rough Proportionality
  • Smart Housing
  • Utilities
    • Georgetown Utility/Chisolm Trail Merger
    • Austin Energy Extension Fees
    • Austin Water Tap Plans
  • Visitability
  • Water
  • Zero Waste
  • Zoning
    • Inclusionary Zoning
    • Historic Preservation Districts
    • Zoning un-zoned land
  • Zucker Report Implementation

The only thing equally as important as our Government Affairs work, is the work of our Political Action Committee (PAC), HomePAC. The purpose of HomePAC is to elect and support candidates that understand our industry, and will be advocates for it, once they are elected.

The HomePAC Trustee Board is comprised of an outstanding group of industry leaders selected to make decisions on how and when to focus the industry’s political resources to ensure a favorable housing and political environment for builders in the Greater Austin area.

In addition to focusing on political campaigns, the HomePAC also researches voting records, conducts polling, and analyzes local and state initiatives. Together with the HBA’s Government Relations staff, it serves as a well-recognized, respected political force in the region. The goals of the HomePAC are to:

    • Identify housing-minded local elected officials and candidates for local office
    • Participate, where consistent, with the objectives of the HBA, in local, regional, or statewide ballot measures and issues campaigns; and
    • Review the political landscape and thoughtfully allocate resources to key races or issues.

Learn how you can get involved in HomePAC, contact David Glenn, Director of Government Affairs.

 

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