HBAFlash

March 9 , 2018
4th Annual Cornhole Tournament
presented by 

May 4, 2018

Sponsorship and Team sign-up is now open!

The 4th Annual Cornhole Tournament is back!  Come enjoy the game, food and adult beverages while meeting with your fellow HBAF members.  RAIN OR SHINE!

Tournament Prizes
1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $150

All sponsor tickets, spectator tickets and player tickets include lunch and 2 drink tickets that can be used for beer, soda or water. Additional drinks available for  CASH at the beverage tent.
*no coolers allowed, must be 21 or over to play or attend

Linda Lee Allan Home Builders Scholarship

Created in memory of Linda Lee Allan by her devoted husband and family, loving friends, admiring colleagues and loyal customers in celebration of her many contributions to the home building community and the economic development of our region. It is the intent of the donors to make a college education accessible to children and grandchildren of current members of the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, Inc.

Eligibility : This scholarship is available to students who meet all of these requirements:
  • Graduating high school senior from Cumberland County;
  • Parents or grandparents maintain an active/current membership in the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, Inc.;
  • Will attend an accredited community college, college or university within six months of the application date.
Priorities : The Scholarship Selection Committee will consider the following priorities equally:
  • Financial need as demonstrated by the Student Aid Report, which is generated from the FAFSA,
  • Academic achievement, and
  • Citizenship
This is a non-renewable scholarship.
Deadline:  March 30, 2018; amount available:  $1,200
 
To apply, follow this link:   http://www.cumberlandcf.org/  Go to the "How to Apply" page under the Scholarship section.
NEW BUILD PAC COMMITTEE POLICY & CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENT PROCEDURE

Political races that may be considered for endorsement:
City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Town of Hope Mills, Town of Spring Lake, Hoke County and City of Raeford

HBAF PAC Committee Definition:
The HBAF PAC Committee is determined by donations received during the calendar year of an election. All contributors are designated as the "committee" and may attend the annual HBAF PAC committee meeting to determine endorsement of local candidates. Committee members must maintain a current HBAF membership to attend the annual meeting. Contributors who do not attend the annual meeting, relinquish their input to the committee in attendance. Candidates whom are also a contributor to the HBAF PAC may not attend the annual meeting and agree to relinquish their vote to the committee in attendance.

The annual HBAF PAC committee meeting will be held after the primary and before the election. The PAC Committee will be notified by email of the exact date and time of the annual meeting at least one week prior to the meeting.

HBAF PAC Committee Process:
All HBAF PAC committee members attending the annual meeting will be impartial in their views of each candidate and will make decisions about the electoral race in the best interest of the HBAF and its mission.  All committee members will comply with the current HBAF Conflict of Interest policies, and shall not have served as a paid staff member or consultant to a candidate's campaign.
The HBAF will make every effort to provide an initial questionnaire to all candidates 5 days prior to the deadline for submittal. Candidates will not be considered for endorsement without written request and the HBAF questionnaire submission.

HBAF PAC committee may, at its discretion, conduct in-person interviews with some or all candidates.
The HBAF PAC committee discusses the candidates' responses to the questionnaire and any in-person interviews. The committee makes a recommendation for or against endorsement and a recommendation for campaign funding if a candidate is endorsed. The recommendations are submitted to the HBAF Board of Directors for approval.

When reviewing a candidate's request for endorsement, the Committee will consider the following:
  1. Whether the candidate is a member of a home builders association.
  2. Whether the candidate has demonstrated commitment to the building and development industries.
  3. Knowledge of local building and development regulations.
  4. Whether the candidate has specific ideas on how to improve the building and development industries.
  5. How the candidate answered specific building and development questions presented by the PAC committee.
  6. Political experience.
  7. Integrity/character.
  8. Demonstrated work ethic.
  9. General reputation in the community.
  10. Civic/community affairs.
March is Ladder Safety Month

According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, and in 2016, one-third of these falls were falls from ladders. More than 150 construction workers died as a result of ladder misuse. Ladder accidents also caused more than 20,000 workplace injuries in 2016, according to the Bureau of Labor. Fortunately, falls from ladders can be prevented through proper training.

Builders Mutual created this ladder safety infographic as a quick reference training guide. Presented in both English and in Spanish, it explains important steps to remember that will help ensure on-the-job safety when working with ladders. 

 
Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 7.8% in January to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 593,000 units after an upwardly revised December reading, according to newly released data by HUD and the U.S. Census Bureau.

"New home sales have taken a pause this month, but our builders are reporting confidence in the overall market and future sales conditions," said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel. "With strong consumer demand for housing, we expect the sales numbers to move forward in the months ahead."

Inventory of new homes for sale in January was 301,000, equal to a 6.1-month supply at the current sales pace. The median sales price of new houses sold was $323,000.

"The moderation in new home sales may be attributable to the interest rate environment, which could be causing short-term market volatility," said NAHB Senior Economist Michael Neal. "However, the underlying economic fundamentals for housing demand remain strong and we expect more prospective home buyers to enter the market in 2018."

Regionally, new home sales rose 15.4% in the Midwest and 1% in the West. Sales decreased 14.2% in the South and 33.3% in the Northeast.
 
March 12
Governmental Affairs
9 am

March 13-14
OSHA 10 Class
HBAF Office
9 am - 2 pm

March 15
Delegate Crew
9 am

March 20
Board of Directors
9 am

March 22
Member Mixer
11:30 am
Parks Building Supply
1001 S. Reilly Road, Building 525