Current Government Affairs Issues

Stay current with the most recent and pressing issues affecting our industry.

NAHB Members Fan Out on Capitol Hill

Posted on June 16, 2017

More than 800 builders, remodelers and their trade partners from across the nation headed to Capitol Hill on June 14 for the annual NAHB Legislative Conference. In a day full of meetings with elected officials and their st...

NAHB Officers Hold Productive Talks with HUD Secretary Carson

Posted on June 16, 2017

In a broad agenda focusing on regulatory reform and housing affordability, NAHB senior officers today held productive talks with HUD Secretary Ben Carson. Topics covered included: The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard...

Overland Park Cul-de-Sacs in Danger of Disappearing Despite Popularity

Posted on June 9, 2017

Despite the enormous popularity of cul-de-sacs, a proposal by the City of Overland Park may reduce — or even eliminate — the creation of cul-de-sacs in new residential developments. What’s more, 73 percent of Overland P...

House Passes Bill to Ease Banking Regulations

Posted on June 9, 2017

The House yesterday passed legislation that would address challenging credit conditions that home builders and home buyers continue to experience as a result of strict regulatory restraints imposed following the 2008 fina...

2017 State Legislative Agendas

Posted on March 3, 2017

The Home Builders Association has adopted the policy positions and priorities it will hold during the 2017 Kansas and Missouri legislative sessions on behalf of the home building industry. These legislative objectives cover i...

NAHB Applauds Trump as WOTUS Rollback Begins

Posted on March 1, 2017

As NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald looked on, President Donald Trump today honored a campaign promise made to home builders and signed an executive order directing EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to begin the process of ...

Productive Meetings During Missouri Legislative Day

Posted on February 21, 2017

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, HBA members and staff traveled to Jefferson City for Missouri Legislative Day, an annual trip to the capital to meet face-to-face with state legislators. The day provides an opportunity to maintain rela...

KCMO Mayor Sly James to Speak at Missouri North Area Council – Feb. 22

Posted on February 13, 2017

Don't miss this area council luncheon! Kansas City Mayor Sly James is going to discuss the $800 million G.O. bond package he is hoping voters will approve in April. The bond package is to be issued over 20 years in order to m...

Kansas Legislative Day

Posted on January 27, 2017

On Wednesday, Jan. 25, KCHBA and other members of the Kansas Building Industry Association (KBIA) gathered in Topeka for Kansas Legislative Day. The afternoon was spent visiting legislators from in and around Johnson County a...

Missouri Legislative Day

Posted on January 26, 2017

Be the Voice of the Housing Industry in Jeff City on Feb. 15 The annual HBA Missouri Legislative Day in Jefferson City will be Feb. 15. It will start with a meeting with HBA lobbyist Jewel Patek followed by Capitol visits in...