The HBRA of CT’s advocacy and issue policy efforts are governed by the association’s Government Affairs Committee, a diverse group of HBRA members from across the state. Advocacy and policy work is managed by professional staff. All HBRA members are invited to participate on the Government Affairs Committee, or any one or more of its issue specific GA Task Groups. You DO NOT need to know anything about the capitol or how lobbying works; what we need is your experience and expertise on industry issues – just contact Bill Ethier, HBRA CT’s CEO, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The HBRA of Connecticut, Inc. represents the home building, land development and remodeling industry in Connecticut:
- With 800 member firms employing over 30,000 people throughout the state; We are the “State HBRA” – the statewide component of a federation of affiliated but distinct organizations, including the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) (located in Washington, DC) and four local HBRAs in Connecticut;
- Our “Builder” member firms are engaged in new residential construction (both single family and multifamily units), new light commercial construction, remodeling and renovation of existing residential and commercial buildings, and land development activities on residential, commercial and industrial zoned land;
- Our “Associate” member firms are in businesses providing supplies, services and expertise to the building, remodeling and land development industries;
- Our vision and mission is to “Build CT’s Economy, Communities and Better Lives with Advocacy and Knowledge that Solves our Members Problems” – Value of an HBRA Membership;
- The state association’s Board of Directors, Senior Officers, committees, councils and task groups, working together as a team with professional staff, offer HBRA members many opportunities to solve industry problems and promote its growth, upholding the highest degree of professionalism, integrity, work ethic, association management expertise and industry knowledge;
Government Affairs – Professional and Effective:
- Lobbying the state legislature and agencies
- “Friend-of-the-court” briefs in legal cases
- Grassroots link for HBRA members to Congress
- Working with allied and other interest groups to affect sound public policies
- Download: Housing Defense Fund (HDF) & Four Types of Advocacy
Please contribute to HDF. Your help goes a long way to improve our industry.
- Download: What Has Advocacy Done For YOU Lately?