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A Voice at the Table

On the local, state and national levels, our Association along with the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), is the voice of the residential construction industry. We are very active politically to ensure that we have elected leaders who understand housing’s role in our economy and our role of providing shelter for all families. On the local level, our government affairs staff works closely with the municipal leaders to provide input into decisions that affect our industry.

The Governmental Affairs arm of the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County functions as a liaison between local, state and federal elected officials and our builder and associate members in Wake County and the twelve municipal governments within its boundaries. 

Governmental Affairs Department

Staff monitors public policy issues that have an impact on the livelihood of our members.  These issues may take the form of, but are certainly not limited to the following:

Amendments to unified development ordinances | Amendments to land development ordinances | Building code interpretations and changes | Permit fee increases | Water restrictions | Transportation | Anti and slow growth legislation | Housing affordability | Impact fees and transfer taxes


The Governmental Affairs staff manages a Governmental Affairs Committee that meets monthly.  This committee is chaired by the HBA President elect and the group discusses political and regulatory affairs issues and the best way to effectively advocate on these issues. They also invite a speaker every month to expose members to key elected officials and staff involved in decisions that affect their livelihood.

Involvement by members in governmental affairs is key to helping elected officials and staff better understand the struggles the industry faces in the highly regulated environment in which it operates. Your involvement would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to get involved in the Governmental Affairs Committee at the local level, please contact Suzanne Harris at

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