2017 Legislative Review
The 2017 legislative session (the first year of a two year session) has concluded and we are pleased to report that your advocacy team were able to continue to protect the housing industry from unnecessary regulations and set a foundation for future prosperity. Last fall our leadership charted an ambitious legislative agenda to safeguard our industry, protect affordable housing and promote a skilled workforce. Major initiatives like these requires all of the elements of modern advocacy. The HBA employed lobbyists and strong electronic issues advocacy tools to address more than 125 bills that could affect our industry. These tools were paired with technical research on our key issues, expert testimony from our membership, grassroots engagement at key moments in the session, and the annual gathering at the Bird Supper.