May 2018 Newsletter

 
LHBA Legislative Update

SB 462 by Sen. Martiny passed on the House floor. Thank you for contacting your representatives. SB 462 providesbroadening and clarification in existing law related to the State's policy on incentivizing affordable housing developments. The proposed change in the law clarifies permissible affordable housing incentives while also affirming that municipalities may induce
residential developments with voluntary economic incentives in an effort to ensure all sectors of housing needs are met. There are more steps in the process for SB 462. The House version has to be concurred back in the Senate before the bill can be sent to the governor. Regular Legislative Session has to conclude by June 4th at the latest.




  Information provided by LHBA Lobbyist, Michelle Shirley
 

NAHB's Bringing Housing Home Week

NAHB's Bringing Housing Home is an opportunity for members to conduct in-district meetings with their U.S. representatives and senators. These meetings, especially important during each election year, are key to strengthening relationships with lawmakers and to keep housing issues as a priority in Congress.


During the first week of May, our members met with several lawmakers throughout the state. As always we enjoy meeting with them and look forward to strengthening our relationship.  We appreciate all of their hard work on important issues within our industry.  Some of the various topics discussed were: Housing Finance Reform, Flood Insurance, Farm Bill, Regulatory Reform, Softwood Lumber, Workforce and Immigration, and the Comite River Diversion.  Thank you Congressmen for taking the time to meet with us!

Congressman Clay Higgins

Congressman Garret Graves

Congressman Steve Scalise

Congressman Ralph Abraham

Congressman Mike Johnson

Congressman Bill Cassidy

*not pictured: A meeting with Congressman Kennedy's staff


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        MAY IS NATIONAL HOME         REMODELING MONTH



Thinking about remodeling your home? May is National Home Remodeling Month: Check out the resources NAHB has available to both home owners and builders! *There are many benefits to hiring a professional NAHB Remodeler-find one in your area below!    Click here for more info!

   
 
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LHBA UPCOMING EVENTS
  • May 8, 9, & 10- LHBA Spring BOD/Legislative Day *WEAR YOUR RED SHIRTS!*  Baton Rouge Hilton Capitol Center 
    • Legislative Briefing at the Hilton 12:30-2:00 **FREE LUNCH! 
    • Crawfish Boil: 5-8pm ***AFTER PARTY 8-10:30 Riverview B-LIVE BAND!***
  • June 7- LHBA Executive Committee 10:00am- LHBA Office
  • July 18, 19, & 20- Summer BOD Meeting: Perdido Beach Resort, Room Rate $249 -  Booking ID Code: 14225  - To Book: 251-981-9811


 

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LOCAL HBA UPCOMING EVENTS & *CONTINUING EDUCATION 
REMINDER: Residential Builders must earn 6 CEU credits each year, even with a multi-year license. 

Acadian HBA


June
6-  HBA Endorsed Insurance Programs Information Breakfast: HBA Insurance Programs Breakfast
HBA of Central


May
18- HBACL Golf Tournament
LINKS ON THE BAYOU
 Alexandria, LA
                      
CRBA


May
12-13 & 19-20: PARADE OF HOMES

HBA of GNO


June
2-3: PARADE OF HOMES
HBA of Northeast 


Northwest HBA

May 18
Family Night at Provenance, 5-8 pm

May 24th
Crawfish Boil
HBA Office, 5-7 pm

 
June 2-3 and 9-10
Parade of Homes, 1-6 pm daily  

Northshore HBA


May
12-13 & 18-20 PARADE OF HOMES


June
21- Nothing But Networking


Southeast HBA


 
Southwest HBA



Teche HBA






Contact your local HBA for more info!


LHBA's Member Rebate Program

Free Member Benefit to Builder & Remodeler
 Members of LHBA
There are currently 50 of the country's leading Manufacturer Brands participating in the Member Rebate Program offering the same rebates as the "Top-5 Builders" receive regardless of your volume.





LHBA's Endorsed Programs
We are LHBA Strong



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    General Liability

Builders Risk





*LHBA is no longer affiliated with Vantage Health.   



Thank you 2018 Ambassador Sponsors!
Our highlighted sponsors for this month:





If you would like to be featured on our newsletter and other publications as an Ambassador Sponsor, 
contact us for more info. 225-387-2714 or monica@lhba.org
2018 LHBA Senior Officers

President: Nick Castjohn
1st Vice President: Curtis M. Loftin
2nd Vice President: Dodie Adams
3rd Vice President: Tommy Pinion
Associate Vice President: Bobby Parks
Immediate Past President: Conrad Blanchard


Contact Information
Monica Walker
Public Relations/Communications
monica@lhba.org


Louisiana Home Builders Association
660 Laurel St., ste. A  Baton Rouge, La 70802
225-387-2714




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