Industry Advocacy & Issues

Jurisdictional Resources | Legal/Builder Fund | Policy | Political Action/PAC

The Government Relations staff of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland represents members to the 37 local governments and boards under its jurisdiction. The staff monitors, testifies and reports on issues such as system development charges (SDC’s), fee increases, code changes, development policies, housing affordability and housing density. The primary driving force of these issues is to provide the ABC’s of housing: Affordability, Balance and Choice. In addition to working with local jurisdictions on these important issues, our staff also works to advance issues and candidates who are pro-business and pro-housing.

Members who serve on the Government Relations committee provide staff with vital input and direction when representing the association and its members to our local and regional agencies and policy makers.

The committees meet on the second Thursday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. For more information, contact Jon Kloor, Government & Political Relations Coordinator.

The hottest issues are also reported on regularly in the Around the Region section of the Home Building News and posted online. Additional industry issues information may be found from the National Association of Home Builders’s Construction Liability, Risk Management and Building Materials Committee. Click here for an information sheet from the National Association of Home Builders.

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I have been a member of the HBA and PRO for almost 10 years. They say you get out of an organization what you put into it, and this couldn’t be more true. After joining several committees and being recently elected to the Board, I have a new found respect for this incredible organization.  The other members and staff are amazing people, totally committed to a greater good and always friendly and professional.  I can’t imagine a better value-based fit for me or my company.