A key reason for the HBA’s strength is its active political affairs program.  The HBA’s Political Action Committee, HBA-PAC, enables members to strengthen their civic involvement by helping to elect pro-housing candidates at the local, state and federal level.  In addition, The HBA-PAC helps the HBA’s advocacy efforts by gaining the attention of candidates who affect crucial decisions on building and economic development and efforts to pass legislation and regulations that protect homeownership.

The HBA is also one of the strongest supporters in the nation for BUILD-PAC, the political action committee for NAHB. The HBA has twice in recent years ranked as the largest fundraiser in the nation for BUILD-PAC.  Contributions to the national group are shared with local candidates, allowing HBA members the opportunity to support candidates at home and nationwide who understand the importance of housing. For more information about BUILD-PAC, please visit: Build-PAC.

Investing in Housing

Voluntary contributions from HBA members strengthen the HBA-PAC’s participation and keep the industry strong in the face of mounting challenges.  HBA-PAC funds are used for campaign contributions to local and state level candidates who support the housing industry.  Their informed votes made a difference in issues like growth management, building codes and mandatory fire sprinklers and taxes.  HBA-PAC Trustees meet several times throughout the year to take a close look at candidates running for public office and discuss how certain races could impact a wide range of issues.  At a minimum, candidates must support industry positions on legislation, have a pro-housing voting record and be willing to meet with housing leaders to discuss industry issues.

2018 HBA-PAC Trustees

Harold Phelps, Chairman
Phelps Engineering

Jerry Braklow
Braklow Custom Homes

Tom French
Tom French Construction, Inc.

Mark Hoffman
Hoffman Construction, Inc.

Brenner Holland
Hunt Midwest Residential Development

Gary Kerns
Gary Kerns Homebuilders

Jon Lambert
Pacific Mutual Door & Window

Mark Mather
Mather Development

Harold Phelps
Phelps Engineering, Inc.

George Schluter
GWS Construction, Inc.

Michael Snodgrass
Builders Development Corporation

Tom Woods 
Woods Custom Homes, LLC

Stan Woodworth
Douthit Frets Rouse Gentil & Rhodes