Legal Grants Awarded to Two HBAs to Fight for Local Policy Changes


At the 2022 International Builders' Show, the NAHB Legal Action Committee recommended funding to two local home builders associations (HBAs) to fight legal battles that demonstrate the breadth of legal concerns home builders face.

  • One HBA received an $18,000 grant to engage with climate change initiatives at their state's Public Utilities Commission (PUC). These initiatives stand to impact builders and developers in the state. NAHB's grant will help ensure that the residential construction industry’s voice is heard in these proceedings.
  • The Committee recommended a grant of $25,000 to an association that brought litigation on behalf of its members challenging ordinances that require the use of pricy design standards. These standards – which limit the use of common building products and require a set number of rooflines and other purely aesthetic features – dramatically limit the ability of the HBA's members to build housing at lower price points. After years of COVID-related delays, the case will finally go to trial in the fall.

NAHB's Legal Action Fund is available to HBAs and members who are facing legal issues that represent national concerns or common industry problems.

Review the Legal Action Fund Guidelines and download an application today at Completed applications will be presented for consideration at NAHB’s 2022 Spring Leadership Meetings with an application deadline of May 16.

Contact Amy Chai or Lavon Roxbury for help submitting an application for funding.

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