Click here for press release ATLANTA -- The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association (GAHBA) kicked off its 75th anniversary and installed its newly elected officers and board members during the annual Installation & Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, January 15th, at the Omni Hotel at the Battery. During...

Written By: Stanley Dunlap, Georgia Recorder A state House committee supports taking away much of the discretion local officials have to prohibit inexpensive materials in new home construction. The workforce housing committee’s final report essentially revives a controversial bill that earlier this year pitted many cities and...

The Study Committee on Workforce Housing was created by HR 591 (2019) to review the existing and current practices relating to locally adopted residential design mandates for the purposes of protecting private property rights, allowing for consumer choice, and encouraging the development of affordable housing...

By: Courtney Kueppers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE   ATLANTA - There's a lot of chatter about Atlanta's rapid change — especially the city's population, which has continued to climb in recent years. Now, a new study found that the city is among the quickest growing in...

Written By: Stephen McBride, The editor of RiskHedge Report CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE Bill Brame edited Star Trek films before he took up “house flipping.” During the housing boom, Bill was often “turning around” 14 houses at once with three crews of renovators working full time. In 2004,...

Thank you for reading this edition of The Perimeter Perspective; the Monthly Newsletter of your Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Government Affairs Committee. Atlanta Update As many of you know, the City of Atlanta is in the middle of the process to rewrite their Tree Protection Ordinance;...

Thank you for reading the first edition of The Perimeter Perspective; the Monthly Newsletter of your Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Government Affairs Committee. Atlanta In late June, GAHBA members held a very productive follow-up meeting with Atlanta officials including Planning Commissioner Tim Keane, Project Manager Elizabeth Johnson,...

Thank you for reading the first edition of The Perimeter Perspective; the Monthly Newsletter of your Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association’s Government Affairs Committee. Atlanta: The Atlanta Tree Ordinance Task Force has been actively engaged with the City of Atlanta over the past several months regarding the Tree...

2019 Legislative Priorities – Housing For All 1. Trade Policy 2. Housing Finance Reform 3. Lasting Flood Insurance Solution ▪ More than 4 million Americans work in the residential construction industry, and millions more are engaged in businesses directly relating to home building. ▪ Given that home construction accounts for...