We Are Your Advocates

The home building industry is among the most regulated industries in the country. One of the primary goals of the HBA is to be at the forefront of breaking news in legislation, code changes and other areas that can affect our industry and our members. If it affects housing, it affects all of us. We are there to advocate for what is best for our industry and homeowners.

To learn more about the current issues that the HBA’s Government Affairs staff is tracking, or if you have ideas to keep the home building industry free from unnecessary regulation and fees please contact Marla Novak, Vice President of Government Affairs.

HBA Members working with Mayor Suthers


While all housing is important, attainable housing is critical to our community’s economic health. To be a successful city, county and region, City of Colorado Springs leaders need to help ensure…

Since 1980, El Paso County’s population has increased by more than 125 percent, or 389,000 additional residents in the area. During that period, local governments were increasingly…

Water is a scarce commodity in Colorado. With that scarcity comes signifi cant policy, legal and economic challenges that directly impact homebuilding and the affordability…

Local government has been pressured to have “growth pay for itself” over the past several years. One method that local governments turn to is the imposition of impact fees. Impact…

Colorado Springs has considerable vacant and underutilized land that can be developed for housing and other purposes. With housing needs continuing to grow, the City should have…

Although the City of Colorado Springs is not directly involved with local education, its critical that our city and region have strong and high-performing public schools and that all levels…

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Your HBA Government Affairs Updates

The HBA is continuously working to improve the environment for the housing & building industry in the Pikes Peak region. Through consistent policy review and collaboration with our regulatory partners, we strive to be at the forefront of changes impacting our businesses and community. We encourage our members and our community to read the GA newsletter for the most up-to-date information. Please reach out to Marla Novak, VP of Government Affairs with any questions.

Housing Affordability Report


The HBA has taken the lead on the discussion about the complex issues affecting housing affordability in our local market. Providing safe and affordable housing is at the core of our mission, and we are honored to be part of this important community conversation. To learn more about our efforts, click the link below.

Economic Impact Report

Economic Impact

The impact of home construction on the local economy and economic contributions is measured through jobs, associated payroll and economic output. Each year the industry builds new homes to accommodate our growing population and the year-over-year recurring effect magnifies the overall economic impact. In order to help consumers understand the real cost and impact of new home construction in El Paso County, the HBA has published a brochure using data-driven information from NAHB and Summit Economics.