Advocacy and Government Affairs Reports
Advocacy and Government Affairs Reports

Advocacy to state and local policy makers and other regulatory bodies on behalf of the industry is a critical component of the HBA’s mission.  

2014 Colorado Election Updates - View the success of the MHC supported candidates here.  


What’s the most important message the homebuilding industry needs to communicate today?

We already know that homebuilding generates substantial local economic activity, including new income and jobs for residents, along with additional revenue for local governments. 

Yet thousands of jobs are created outside the construction industry, and it's important to understand and communicate these benefits. Using the NAHB-developed model to estimate these economic benefits, NAHB Senior Economist Dr. Elliot Eisenberg delivered his findings specific to the Denver market.

The model shows the effect of construction activity itself, the ripple effect that takes place when income earned from construction activity is spent and recycles in the local economy, and the ongoing impact that results from new homes becoming occupied by residents who pay taxes and buy locally produced goods and services.

The Local Impact of Home Building in Denver, Colorado: Income, Jobs and Taxes Generated. Read it. Share it. Move the message forward. Executive Summary. Full Report.




Home Builder Advocate is a bi-weekly, e-newsletter update on key housing policy and regulatory issues that affect HBA members and the industry. Home Builder Advocate highlights advocacy work of the HBA and its affiliated organizations at the local, state and national levels. 

CAHB keeps members informed about industry-related issues at the state level during the Colorado legislative session about industry-through its e-newlsetter, Capitol CloseUp. If aren't getting it, send an e-mail to Amie Mayhew to be added to the list. Also, check progress of the CAHB Government Affairs Committee's efforts throughout the session. 


Past issues of Home Builder Advocate are archived below with key headlines noted. 
March 30, 2012.
  • Aurora Oil and Gas Subcommittee Reviewing Proposed Regulations
  • Castle Rock Forms Residential Fire Sprinkler Study Group
  • Denver City Council Proposes Changes to Zoning Code 
  • Lakewood Reviewing Development Fees
  • Proposed Broomfield Engineering Specs and Standards Progressing
  • CAHB Oil and Gas Task Force Meets with Stakeholders
  • Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force Prepare Protocols
  • COGCC Setback Stakeholders Group
  • Metro Housing Coalition Supports Castle Rock Council Candidate
  • Aurora City Council to Select New Council Member


March 15, 2012
Aurora Joint Task Force Oil and Gas Subcommittee
Aurora Architectural Features and Design Standards Update
Castle Rock Performance and Warranty Surety
Parker Kiosk Signage
Castle Rock Mayor and Council Elections
Vacant At-Large Aurora Council Seat
Broomfield Engineering Specs and Standards
Lafayette Planning Commission Discusses Comprehensive Plan Goals & Policies
Louisville Updating Comprehensive Plan
Lone Tree Lowers Fees
CAHB Oil and Gas Task Force
Residential Fire Sprinkler Task Force
DORA Calls for Regulation of HOA Management Companies
Denver City Council Redistricting to Impact Stapleton and Green Valley Ranch
City of Centennial to Pick New City Manager

February 29, 2012
Aurora Oil and Gas Updates
Aurora Architectural Features and Design Standards Update
Broomfield Engineering Specs and Standards
Castle Rock Performance and Warranty Surety
Parker Kiosk Signage
Denver Developer’s Advisory Group
Denver Audit Focus Group
Cornejo is New Denver Public Works Manager
Code and Fire Officials Residential Fire Sprinkler Cost Study Group
DRCOG “Boomer Bond” Initiative

February 1, 2012
Economic Impact of Home Building in Denver
CAHB Update on Efforts to Privatize Pinnacol Assurance
Code and Fire Officials Establishing Residential Fire Sprinkler Cost Study Group; Volunteers Sought
Broomfield Updates
DRCOG Update, Request for Volunteers
Lafayette Updates
Longmont Updates
Promote Your Business to Fellow Membmers AND the Public

January 5, 2012

Broomfield Preparing to Revise Standards and Specifications
Lafayette Repeals its Affordable Housing Requirement
Castle Rock Utilities to Make Policy Revisions


December 9, 2011

The HBA and Many Friends, Colleagues Mourn the Passing of Ray Robbins
Metro Housing Coalition Welcomes 2012 President, Treasurer and Two New Board Members
Commerce City Codes to Progress without Fire Sprinklers
Castle Rock Moves to Remove Sprinkler Requirement from Adopted IRC


November 23, 2011

Call for Task Force Members on Issues Related to Land Use Impacts of Oil and Gas Drilling
Arvada Adopts 2009 Codes


November 9, 2011

Castle Rock Utilities Update
Parker Water and Sanitation District Update


October 26, 2011

Denver Water Board Acts on Tap Fee Increases
CAHB Seeks Examples of Impacts of Current Construction Defects Laws


Special Fall 2011 Election Edition: October 14, 2011

This special Election Edition of Home Builder Advocate focuses on the candidates endorsed by the Metro Housing Coalition in the following races:  City Council and Mayoral races in the City of Aurora, the City of Thornton and the City and County of Broomfield, and the Mayoral races in the cities of Arvada, Lakewood and Longmont.


October 13, 2011

Jeff Whiton Takes Helm as CEO of the HBA
Denver Water Board to Act on Tap Fee Increase
Parker Water and Sanitation District Proposing New Fees


September 21, 2011

CAHB Seeks Examples of Egregious Construction Defects Lawsuits/Awards
Denver Water Extends, Expands Stub-in "Bail Out" Rule; Prepares to Consider Tap Fee Increases
Help Prevent the Passage of Denver Initiative 300
Castle Rock Impact and Development Fee Changes Adopted, Effective Immediately


September 8, 2011

What Would the Passage of Denver Initiative 300 Mean to Your Business?
Castle Rock Impact and Development Fee Changes Progressing Toward Adoption
City of Lousiville Prepared to Consider Impact Fee Adjustments


August 24, 2011

CALL TO ACTION: Support the Keep Denver Competitive Campaign - Take the Survey
Denver Water Updates 
Arvada Council Discusses Code Adoption, Sprinklers and Radon
Commerce City Ready to Move Forward on 2009 Codes


August 10, 2011

CALL TO ACTION: Support the Keep Denver Competitive Campaign; Defeat Harmful Measure on November Ballot
Castle Rock Town Council Directs Staff to Bring Forward Ordinance to Revise Impact Fees
Member Comment needed on Proposed Radon Mitigation Mandate
Lone Tree Preparing to Move to 2009 Codes


July 28, 2011

Highly Favorable Recommendations on Impact Fees from Castle Rock Staff
Member Comment Needed on Proposed Radon Mitigation Mandate in Arvada 
Fundraiser for Colorado Contributions to NAHB's BUILD-PAC Underway


July 13, 2011

Arvada Changes Mind About 2012 Codes
Denver Water Considering Extending Stub-in "Bail Out" Deadline


June 30, 2011

Remembering Longtime HBA and MHC Member Chip King
Some Jurisdictions Considering By-passing the 2009 Codes
Colorado Association of Home Builders Has a New General Liability Program


June 15, 2011

OSHA Announces Three Month Phase-in for Residential Construction Fall Protection
Thornton Coordinating Committee Update
Aurora News
City of Louisville Completes Code Adoption
CHFA Receives $1.2 Million to Continue Foreclosure Prevention Outreach in 2011


June 2, 2011

Municipal Run-off Election in Denver June 7th
OSHA to Require 100% Residential Construction Fall Protection Beginning June 16th


May 18, 2011

Westminster Plans to Continue Focused WorkWeek Schedule
Arapahoe County Re-instates RTIF


May 5, 2011

Longmont Council Votes to End Inclusionary Housing Mandate
Parker to Extend Partial Forgiveness of Deficit Reduction Fee 


April 20, 2011

HBA Seeks Member Involvement in Coordinating Committees
Get Involved in the Code Development Process


April 6, 2011

Longmont Considers Moratorium on IHO
Aurora Considers Extending Vesting Rights Period
MHC Scores 100% in Castle Rock Endorsements


Special Election Edition, March 31, 2011

The Metro Housing Coaltion candidate endorsements in the Denver Mayoral and City Council Elections and the Town of Castle Rock Town Council Elections


March 25, 2011

MHC Interviews Candidates in Denver and Castle Rock
Denver Building and Zoning Code Updates
Lakewood Code Adoption Meeting


February 25, 2011

Building Code Updates
Goverment Affairs Committee to Launch Local Coordinating Committees
Information on a National Fiscal Topic


Home Builder Advocate Publication Details 

Author:   HBA Government Affairs 
Frequency:   Bi-weekly
Publication Type:   e-Newsletter
Cost:   Free to HBA members


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