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The Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders strives to protect the American Dream in Central Alabama for housing opportunities for all, while working to promote professional success for its members who build, remodel, and maintain communities, create jobs and improve our local economy.

GBAHB's mission is to advocate for the home building industry by promoting professionalism and developing community through quality-built homes.

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GBAHB 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase

Out of an abundance of caution and the utmost concern for the health and wellbeing of our guests and exhibitors, we have decided to cancel the 2021 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase. Plans for the 2022 Showcase are already underway and we look forward to welcoming our guests back to Alabama’s premier home building event next year.

COVID-19 TESTING

Many of you have expressed concerns over the growing COVID-19 crisis and what effect it will have on the home building industry. The HBAA is concerned along with you, but is taking every step possible to minimize its impact on the industry.

Get tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus infection) if you develop any of these symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Vomiting or diarrhea

Consider getting tested, even without symptoms, if:

  • You live or work in a place where you are in contact with a large number of people, or
  • If you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Visit JCDH.org for information on test sites.

Text INFOJEFFCO to 888777 to receive information updates

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Potential for a Statewide Shelter in Place Order

Yes, there is a potential that at some point the state will consider such an effort. We have been in contact with that Governor and her staff for the past few weeks discussing the need to deem construction and related industries as essential businesses. We are continuing those discussions and are working with other construction and real estate trade associations in Alabama to create a uniform front.

As of right now, there is no such order in place and workers may continue to work as normal. We do advise that you encourage them to social distance and we urge you to heed all directives and guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH).

Local Shelter in Place Orders

Some communities have begun to limit social interaction and work activities. We would urge local associations to reach out to government officials in your area to ensure that those orders include construction as an essential business. NAHB has provided some guidance that can be useful in this area based around the order issued in San Francisco that specifically exempts construction. See NAHB's email on this matter here.

Governor’s Order (Dated March 19)

There has been some confusion over yesterday’s order from Governor Ivey. Among the prohibitions:

“All gatherings of 25 persons or more, or gatherings of any size that cannot maintain a consistent six-foot distance between persons, are prohibited. This Order shall apply to all gatherings, events or activities that bring 25 or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time.”

This order is intended to apply to gatherings of non-essential social events. It is not intended to apply to Alabama businesses or its workforce.

Inspections and Permitting

Many city and county governments have restricted public access to their facilities. We would encourage that each local association reach out to the permitting and inspection entities in your area to become aware of their plans. We have been approached by various communities and have suggested that they employ online services as appropriate to accommodate permit and inspection requests. For those areas without access to online services, we have suggested a drop box approach that limits face to face contact. Departments that want to ensure social distancing may want to consider inspections that restrict contact with anyone on the jobsite. This would prohibit any walk-through with the builder, but under the circumstances, it would ensure timely inspections. Local governments may consider video/distance inspections through online or cell phone technology. Each community may handle this differently, but let them know that, as an industry, home builders are willing to accommodate those steps that the government feels appropriate and that facilitates timely inspections and permitting.

HBAA Activities

Your HBAA Senior Officers and staff are conducting business as “usual” for now. At this critical time, the HBAA is focused on anything it can do to minimize any negative affects this crisis may have on you and your business. As you know, we have cancelled the Alabama Remodeling Excellence Awards Banquet and are postponing the basic carpentry courses until the crisis has averted. The HBAA will make decisions on other events as necessary as time moves forward.

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Upcoming Events

12/07/2021

PWB Christmas Party & 2022 Officer Installation


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12/10/2021

Remodelers Christmas Party and 2022 Officer Installation

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Members in the News

Steadman Named HBAA Associate of the Year

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- Mary Steadman of Birmingham has been named the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA)’s Buddy Berry Associate of the Year for 2019.

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Taylor Burton Inducted Into Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA -- Taylor Burton of Birmingham has been inducted into the Alabama Building Industry Hall of Fame, the highest honor presented by the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA).

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Eye On Housing

Job Gains Decelerate in November

Dec 03rd 2021 : While job gains decelerated in November the unemployment rate dropped to and the labor force participation rate increased to the highest reading since March The increase in the labor force participation rate indicates that more people are returning to the labor force a necessary requirement for additional hiring Construction industry employment both residential and non-residential totaled ...
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Employment Situation in October: State-Level Analysis

Dec 02nd 2021 : Nonfarm payroll employment increased in states and the District of Columbia in October compared to the previous month while three states lost jobs According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics nationwide total nonfarm payroll employment increased by in October following an upwardly revised increase of jobs in September On a month-over-month basis employment data was strong in ...
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Private Residential Spending Dips for Second Month

Dec 01st 2021 : NAHB analysis of Census Construction Spending data shows that total private residential construction spending stood at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of billion down from the upwardly revised September estimates Total private residential construction spending was higher than a year ago Spending on single-family multifamily constructions and improvements all declined in October as homebuilding is still facing ...
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Home Price Appreciation Decelerates in September

Nov 30th 2021 : In September national home prices grew at a slower but still unsustainable pace Locally out of metro areas reported that they realized a deceleration in home price growth in September This month s data indicates that housing market is cooling slightly as housing affordability concerns persist The S amp P CoreLogic Case-Shiller U S National Home Price Index reported by S amp P Dow ...
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Construction Loan Growth During Third Quarter

Nov 30th 2021 : Residential construction loan volume reached a post-Great Recession high during the third quarter as home building activity continued to expand in The volume of - unit residential construction loans made by FDIC-insured institutions increased by during the third quarter The volume of loans increased by billion for the quarter This loan volume expansion placed the total stock ...
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Pending and Existing Home Sales Jump in October

Nov 29th 2021 : Despite low inventory and increasing affordability concerns both pending home sales and existing home sales jumped in October according to the National Association of Realtors NAR Though the market remains strong and sales is on pace for its strongest sales in years higher home prices continue to price out first-time and young buyers The Pending Home Sales Index PHSI ...
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