November 2019

Governor Recommends Full Funding of Sadowski

For the second year in a row, Governor Ron DeSantis released a statement calling for the full funding of Sadowski Act trust fund programs. Governor DeSantis continues to lead the argument that funds set aside for affordable housing should be appropriated and used to create affordable housing. As these state and local housing trust fund …

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Introducing Business Growth Partners for FHBA Members

We are excited to introduce a new business planning Pilot Program offered by FHBA. It is with a cutting-edge small business growth firm referred to us by multiple state builder associations, including Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Oklahoma and Virginia. This company (Business Growth Partners) specializes in helping builders, remodelers and associate members …

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Robert Salzman, Lakeland, Florida Certified Master Builder

Florida Certified Master Builder (FCMB), created to help consumers find a builder they can trust, is proud to announce Robert Salzman, of Florida Lifestyle Communities, in Lakeland, FL, is now a Florida Certified Master Builders. Florida Certified Master Builders are elite Home Builders, Remodelers and Commercial Contractors who are dedicated to excellence in building and …

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FHB PAC Collecting Items for Upcoming Online Silent Auction

The FHB PAC is excited to announce we are collecting items for our Online Silent Auction! The 2020 election cycle is right around the corner and we need your help to make sure pro-housing and development candidates are victorious. Know that FHB PAC dollars work for you! FHBA members are well represented by Local HBAs/FHBA’s …

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Home Building Industry Represented in Legislative Committee Meetings

This past week, was the fourth of six interim committee meetings taking place before the 2020 Legislative Session convenes on January 14. FHBA President, Michael Bourré and Volusia BIA President, Frank Severino, joined the lobbying team in Tallahassee to advocate on priority issues by meeting with key leaders, including; Senator Passidomo, Senator Simpson, Senator Wright, …

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VBIA Member Highlight

Since joining VBIA less than four years ago, Jay Bryant, President of HydroShield SunCoast, has been selflessly engaged in the home builder’s federation at all levels and maintains nearly 100% attendance at meetings and conferences. From his first day as a member, he has sought out opportunities to serve the industry, quickly landing himself on …

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H.R. 3702 Vote Delayed

Thank you for your advocacy!  Following the outpour of grassroots efforts, Congressional leaders have agreed to wait until November 11 to vote on H.R. 3702. Their vote would have included an amendment that punishes states that have not adopted the latest edition of the International Code Council (ICC) Residential Code, which will cause these states …

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