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PROJECT COMPLETION DATES: 
OCTOBER 1, 2016 - OCTOBER 31, 2017

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

June 8th marked the end of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session.  Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA) had another successful legislative session outcome.  The stakes were the highest in recent political history with business tax proposals in the billions.  Taxes on business gross receipts, as well as a sales tax on remodeling and installation services fell flat.  
 
A constitutional amendment supported by LHBA made its way through the state Legislature.  Construction while in progress will not pay ad valorem taxes if passed by voters.  Currently, the Louisiana Constitution is silent on tax assessments concerning uncompleted construction projects.  This amendment, now Act 428 will be on the fall ballot this election season.

Information provided by: Michelle Shirley, Lobbyist

NAHB Construction Forecast:  
 
Three experts offer their insights on the direction the housing industry will take through the end of the year - and a look at what to expect in 2018 and 2019 - in the exclusive NAHB Construction Forecast Webinar

BUILD-PAC'S NEW "FAIR SHARE" PROGRAM

BUILD-PAC's new Fair Share campaign is the easiest way to get involved in the political process. We are asking every member to do their Fair Share for the housing industry by contributing just $25 to BUILD-PAC during the 2015-2016 election cycle.


What would happen if every NAHB member did their Fair Share? 
If every member does their Fair Share and invests a minimum of $25, then BUILD-PAC will be a $3.5 Million PAC. This would allow BUILD-PAC and housing to have an even greater impact in the 2016 elections. 

What is my Fair Share going toward? 
Your contribution helps elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates who will support our issues and fight for housing in Congress.

How can I help with the Fair Share campaign? 
Please help your state meet its goal. During your state and local meetings back home, ask your peers to do their Fair Share for housing by contributing just $25 to BUILD-PAC in this election cycle. If every member does their Fair Share, then BUILD-PAC's voice will be LOUDER and STRONGER than ever before.

Questions? For more information contact BUILD-PAC staff. 
Meghan Everngam, Assistant Vice President | (202) 266-8259 | MEverngam@nahb.org Sofia Fox, Fundraising Manager | (202) 266-8248 | SFox@nahb.org Sashia Moore | (202) 266-8114 | SMMoore@nahb.org NAHB.org/buildpac 


In mid June, LHBA Leadership met with 6 of the Louisiana delegation at the 2017 NAHB Legislative Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

                                              

   



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House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise

LHBA leadership was scheduled to meet with Representative Steve Scalise, House Majority Whip on the day of the horrific shooting (June 14th).  We are happy to hear that 
Representative Scalise is making good progress and has been upgraded to "fair condition."  We pray for continued healing for Scalise and all involved.




REMINDER: Residential Builders must earn 6 CEU credits each year, even with a multi-year license.

ACADIAN
-Builder Education Course - Tuesday, September 19th 9a-4p (6 CEUs), AHBA office / Topic: "Concrete 101"
 
CRBA
July CEU Course - Loss Control Date to be determined. Hosted by SIF
   
NORTHWEST
July 25th
 9 am - noon and 1 - 4 pm, Topics TBA

   

CONTACT YOUR LOCAL ASSOCIATION FOR UPCOMING COURSES
UPCOMING LOCAL ASSOCIATION EVENTS


ACADIAN

General Membership Luncheon - Tuesday, August 15th 11:30a-1p, River Oaks Event Center / Guest Speaker: Jacquelyn Cain, COO, Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate

Annual Casino Night - Friday, August 25th 7p-11p, River Oaks Event Center

General Membership Meeting - Tuesday, September 12th 11:30a-1p, River Oaks Event Center / Guest Speaker: To Be Announced

Speed Networking - Wednesday, September 20th 4:30p-7p, Design Center of Acadiana

After Hours Member Mixer - Thursday, September 21st 5p-7p, Home Bank (Kaliste Saloom branch)

Annual Doug Ashy Sr. Golf Tournament - Monday, October 9th
9:30a, Le Triomphe Golf & Country Club
 
Annual Governmental Affairs Luncheon - Tuesday, October 24th
11:30a-1p, River Oaks Center
Guest Speaker: To Be Announced


Northshore
Aug 1 - General Membership Luncheon @ The Greystone
Aug Date TBA - Casino Night


Southeast
Sept 21 - Golf Tournament
Oct 4 - Fish Fry
Nov 1 - Election Night
Dec 6 - Installation & Awards Banquet

 
Teche
Aug 15 - Legislative Night




LHBA Upcoming Events

August:
August 2nd-4th  LHBA Summer Board of Directors 
Hilton Pensacola, Florida
Rate: $209 through July 1st 
Group Code: LHB 
 

Join us for a Polynesian Luau on August 2nd!


September:
September 7th      LHBA Executive Committee Meeting

October:
October 18th-20th   LHBA Fall Quarterly Meeting in Alexandria, La

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 AMBASSADOR SPONSORS OF THE MONTH! 


 

 

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LHBA MISSION STATEMENT
Our goal is to provide Louisiana with quality housing that is safe and affordable.

The Louisiana Home Builders Association is comprised of Builders & Associate members which:

  • Represents the homebuilding industry before state & regulatory bodies
  • Serves as the chief advocate of private property rights

  • Educates the general public as to the advantages of utilizing licensed builders

  • Promotes professionalism in the homebuilding industry

  • Promotes economic development & quality of life in Louisiana

Membership Benefits and Rebates 
GET REBATES FROM SUPPLIES YOU ALREADY USE!

  As an LHBA member, you can be putting money back into your pocket with our NEW and EXCITING LHBA Member Rebate Program!  It's very simple to sign up, but to collect the rebates you've earned in 2012, you MUST sign up before February 20th!
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2017
LHBA Senior Officers

Conrad Blanchard,
President

Nick Castjohn,
1st Vice President

Curtis Loftin,
2nd Vice President

Dodie Adams,
3rd Vice President

Brandon Barton
Associate VP

Ray Kothe,
NAHB Representative

Jim Fine,
Immediate Past
President 

Jeannie Dodd,
Executive Vice President
 
Contact Information
Monica Walker
Public Relations & Association Communications

Louisiana Home Builders Association

660 Laurel Street
Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

monica@ LHBA.org

(225) 387-2714
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