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Final Farewell

Final Farewell It has been my honor to serve as your Government Affairs Director for 2020 and 2021. Although a unique and trying time, we were able to initiate significant advancement for our region and the building industry. In fact, last year’s Association efforts won four Association Excellence Awards from our National Association for the…

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2021 Election Results

2021 Election Results Endorsed Candidate Update While a handful of votes remain to be counted, the results of this year’s elections are all but final. Two races we have our eye on will likely enter the recount process. A machine recount is required when the difference between the top two candidates is less than 2,000…

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State Building Code Council passes emergency rules to address supply chain issues

State Building Code Council passes emergency rules to address supply chain issues From the BIAW Blog The Washington State Building Code Council (SBCC) recently released two new emergency rules to address supply chain issues brought to its attention by BIAW and others in the industry. Heat pumps Deliveries for heat pumps are unpredictable and costs…

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City Council Doubles Down on Housing Crisis Denial

City Council Doubles Down on Housing Crisis Denial It’s time for the City to take action on housing, not spark political wars It is disappointing to see city leaders again dodge an opportunity for real dialogue and solutions for hurting families in Spokane.  Instead of providing alternatives or explaining the council’s stance, Mr. Beggs’ rebuttal threw…

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New Virtual Fall Festival of Homes Starts This Friday

New Virtual Fall Festival of Homes Starts This Friday The Spokane Home Builders Association is excited to present the 16th annual Fall Festival of Homes! The public can tour show homes virtually at spokanefestivalofhomes.com, or on the Fall Festival of Homes app, starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 25. Each home was filmed using…

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Addressing Spokane County Building Permit Delays

Addressing Spokane County Building Permit Delays Over the last several weeks we have heard from many builders about permit processing delays in Spokane County. That’s why Spokane Home Builders Association leadership recently sat down with Spokane County Building and Planning Department officials to discuss issues and possible solutions to these delays as well as how…

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Advocacy in Elections

Advocacy in Elections The Spokane Home Builders Association engages in advocacy in two primary ways. First, through the Government Affairs Committee we support industry-friendly legislation, monitor building, permit, and impact fee activity in various jurisdictions, and keep local government accountable to promote timely and efficient building and planning activity. Second, through the Political Action Committee…

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House to Home

House to Home The Spokane Home Builders Association recently joined Avista Utilities in sponsoring the House to Home program, part of the Spokane Talks local online media network. Hosted by former SHBA board member Clyde Haase and current SHBA Government Affairs Director Isaiah Paine, House to Home seeks to bring relevant information and helpful tips…

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Creating Attainable Housing

Creating Attainable Housing Last week Spokane Home Builders Association staff and members participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Blitz Build 2020. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. This natural partnership revolves around a common value, that attainable housing plays a critical role in strong and…

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The Cost of Needless Regulation

The Cost of Needless Regulation Did you know that for every $1,000 in cost to the construction of a new home, 221 families in Spokane are priced out of building their own home? At Spokane Home Builders Association our mission is to create attainable housing options for our community. That is why we fight to…

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