The Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBA) is affiliated with the Oregon Home Builders Association (OHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Combined, our three organizations provide services and representation for housing and the housing industry at a local, State and Federal level. Members who join HBA are also automatically members of OHBA and NAHB.
Oregon Home Builders Association
The Oregon Home Builders Association (OHBA) represents over 4,000 members involved in the residential building industry and protects their interests across the State. Members from approximately fifteen local HBAs in the State form the membership of OHBA. OHBA’s work focuses on legislative lobbying, State code, regulatory and land use issues, working with the State Contractors Board, providing online continuing education classes, and coordinating other services and programs that benefit from involvement at a statewide level. HBA is very active in leadership at the OHBA level and has approximately twenty members involved in Committees and on the Board of OHBA.
For more information on OHBA, go to www.oregonhba.com.
National Association of Home Builders
NAHB is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. Chief among NAHB’s goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. As “the voice of America’s housing industry,” NAHB helps promote policies that will keep housing a national priority.
Founded in 1942, NAHB is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations and consists ofr approximately 140,000 members. NAHB’s various groups analyze and advocate on policy issues, take the industry’s story to the public through the media and other outlets, monitor and work toward improving the housing finance system, and analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends.
The association also represents the industry’s interests on Capitol Hill and strives to ensure that housing remains a national priority when laws are made and policies are established. NAHB also works with federal agencies on regulations affecting the housing industry in areas such as mortgage finance, codes, energy and the environment.
For more information on NAHB, go to www.nahb.org.