When you are a member of AHBA you are a part of something bigger. Allowing your voice and concerns on issues that affect our industry to be amplified. AHBA members enjoy memberships to the Alaska State Home Builders Association (ASHBA) (link: https://buildersofalaska.com) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) (link: https://www.nahb.org/). This means you have someone fighting for you at the local, state and federal level. Members can be as involved as they want to help make an impact.

 

Each year Alaskan volunteers attend lobbying events in Washington, D.C. and Juneau each year. Additionally, our leadership and membership are very active on the local level, working closing with municipal officials to keep the permitting process as smooth as possible.

 

Recent top accomplishments:

  • Title 21 working group with the MOA

  • Successfully reduced ENSTAR Installation Service Line Fee for New Construction Homes

  • Introduction of 3rd Party Plan Review

 

Current work with ASHBA:

  • Senate Bill 45

    • SB45 requires an unlicensed contractor who sells a new home within 2 years after construction begins to disclose the sale to the Dept. of Commerce. This helps the buyer to know whether their new home was constructed by a licensed contractor (who has bonding and insurance), and it helps identify where there may be a pattern of unlicensed construction.

If you are interested in working on local, state or national advocacy issues call AHBA at 522-3605.

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