Talk to Your Local Building Officials About Joining ICC
Representatives of local government offices decide the International Code Council’s (ICC) model building codes through an online governmental consensus vote. There are tens of thousands jurisdictions that are not ICC members, many of them small towns and counties. Use this one-page guide to facilitate conversations with local officials.
The power of NAHB is in its 140,000 members. Leaders at the federal, state, and local levels listen when thousands of voices say the same thing. Members should explore NAHB’s political action committee, BUILD-PAC, that donates campaign funds to pro-housing Congressional candidates.
On this page, you can also find current issues that call for NAHB members to act. You will also find resources to help keep you informed about current issues to make sure the entire federation is on the same page.
Issues Demanding Action Now
- Recruit Local Building Officials to Serve as ICC Voters – See the featured article at the top of this page for more information. Learn more about building codes.
In addition to daily news published on the NAHB Now blog, NAHB publishes specialized information on a frequent basis that drills down on top issues:
- NAHB Monthly Update — An in-depth monthly review of top issues written specifically for HBAs and members. This page is updated with the latest developments and talking points members can use when speaking with officials.
- Housing Developments Podcast — NAHB’s official podcast that features The Daily Drill, a brief look at an important issue in the industry produced each morning. Subscribe to Housing Developments wherever you get your podcasts and stay informed.
- Housing Portal — A robust tool featuring key economic, demographic and housing data broken down by state and Congressional district. Information from the portal is very well received by elected officials.