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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

10/21/2021

Builder CE Classes - October 21 2021


Greater Birmingham AHB

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10/28/2021

PWB 3rd Annual Bowling Tournament


Bowlero

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12/02/2021

Hall of Fame Holiday Gala and 2022 Office Installation


Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders

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12/07/2021

PWB Christmas Party & 2022 Officer Installation


CR Home of Alabama, Inc

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12/10/2021

Remodelers Christmas Party and 2022 Officer Installation

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02/11/2022

GBAHB 2022 Home Building and Remodeling Showcase


Finley Center - Hoover Metropolitan Complex

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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

State and Local Property Tax Revenues Eclipse $700 Billion

Oct 20th 2021 : NAHB analysis of the Census Bureau s quarterly tax data shows that billion in taxes were paid by property owners in the four quarters ending Q Four-quarter property tax revenues have climbed since decreasing in Q the first decrease since Year-over-year growth of four-quarter property tax revenue has accelerated each of the past four quarters Prior to ...
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Single-Family Starts Flat in September

Oct 19th 2021 : Total housing starts decreased in September according to data from the U S Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U S Census Bureau Single-family starts were flat for the month while overall multifamily starts declined in August The August total starts reading of million starts is the number of housing units builders would begin if development kept this ...
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Strong Demand Boosts Builder Confidence Despite Supply Chain Disruptions

Oct 18th 2021 : Strong consumer demand helped push builder confidence higher in October despite growing affordability challenges stemming from rising material prices and shortages Builder sentiment in the market for newly built single-family homes moved four points higher to in October according to the National Association of Home Builders NAHB Wells Fargo Housing Market Index Despite the increase builders are getting increasingly concerned ...
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August Single-Family Permit Gains

Oct 15th 2021 : Over the first eight months of the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date YTD nationwide reached On a year-over-year YoY basis this is a increase over the August level of Year-to-date ending in August single-family permits increased in all four regions The Northeast region reported the strongest increase of followed by the South ...
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Falling Lumber, Concrete Prices Offset Steel Increases in September

Oct 14th 2021 : Prices paid for goods used in residential construction ex-energy decreased in September not seasonally adjusted according to the latest Producer Price Index PPI report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics The decrease was largely driven by lower lumber and concrete products prices and was the second monthly decline since the start of the last recession The price index of ...
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Remodeling Industry Confidence Improves Year over Year

Oct 14th 2021 : The NAHB Royal Building Products Remodeling Market Index RMI for the third quarter posted a reading of up five points from the third quarter of The reading is a sign of positive residential remodeler sentiment for projects of all sizes The RMI is based on a survey that asks remodelers to rate various aspects of the remodeling market good ...
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