A N A D V O C A T E For You
The CHBA is an advocate on behalf of members, actively working to elect pro-housing, pro-building candidates to public office. We are continuously working with local governments to control costly regulations that affect homebuilders and remodelers, including increases in fees, ordinances and other potentially damaging laws.
Local CHBA lobbyists are also working diligently to protect the building industry from issues such as impact fees and fight for affordable housing. Meetings are held bi-monthly with local building officials every other month which members are invited to.
In conjunction with the Home Builders Association of South Carolina (HBASC) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), our lobbyists work to protect the building industry at the state and national level as well.
The NAHB advocates on behalf of associations nationwide in order to achieve the following:
End the Housing Production Credit Crisis
Resolve Foreclosure and Appraisal Problems
Protect the Mortgage Interest Deduction
Maintain Federal Support for Housing Finance System
Preserve Affordable Down-Payments and Mortgages
Recognize Housing’s Important Role to the Economy
Defend the Low Income Housing Tax Credit
The HBASC works to create a fair and predictable regulatory environment for the homebuilding and development industry in South Carolina. Efforts have resulted in landmark legislative successes and regulatory actions, which have created a better, more predictable business environment for your company.
The HBASC works with members and committees to identify, assess and respond to policies or proposals that impact homebuilders’ ability to offer affordable housing. Efforts have been successful on a range of issues including workers’ comp, ethics reform, coastal insurance, DOT reform and septic tanks.
Connect housing with Government and take action on current and ongoing issues. Send letters to Members of Congress and encourage others to do so as well. Messages like these really do make a difference.
This CHBA monthly meeting with Chief Building Officials is located at North Charleston City Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Room from 8:30AM to 9:30AM, the 3rd Wednesday of every month, and is FREE to all members. Discussions center around building codes, permitting, product issues and any other related issues.
Government Affairs Committee
Immediately following the Builder/Inspector Meeting is our Government Affairs Committee Meeting, reviewing all proposed laws and regulations that effect the industry locally. Also reviewed are candidates for public office to determine who to support with PAC. This meeting is also FREE and open to members.