GAHBA members meet with Governor Kemp during HBAG Winter Meeting

During the HBAG Winter Meetings on February 26-27, members and staff of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association had the opportunity to meet Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and many other elected officials.

Longtime GAHBA member, Heather Bounds, earned the 2019 HBAG Presidential Award. Bounds is a Builder Account Representative with Northwest Exterminating Co., Inc.

One of the topics of discussion was House Bill 302. Local governments around the state of Georgia have enacted restrictive design requirements on new residential construction – adding thousands of dollars to the price of a new home with no public benefit regarding the safety or integrity of the home.

In many cases these restrictions apply to not only new subdivisions but to new in-fill lots as well. What used to be the

purview of a Home Owners Association are now decisions made by city or county administrators with jurisdiction-wide application. What used to be years of planning for your “dream home” can now be changed in an instant by a government-sponsored architectural review board.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Greater Atlanta HBA Government Affairs Committee, please contact Government Affairs Director, Stephen Davis at