NAHB Legal Action Fund Fights Government ‘Money Grabs’

Filed in Legal by on April 4, 2014 0 Comments

The NAHB Legal Action Committee recently recommended to provide financial assistance for two cases that push back against municipal attempts to unlawfully extract more money from builders and developers.

  • Building Contractors Association of South East Idaho: The BCA won an important victory in its challenge to the city of Pocatello’s exorbitant and illegal connection fees. It is now going the extra mile to ensure that the city complies with the court’s order and, additionally, to help their members receive meaningful relief from the city.
  • Texas Association of Builders: TAB is taking swift action to put a stop to a municipality that requires builders outside the city limits to abide by the city’s building code and permitting rules. The city is being closely watched by other municipalities looking to extract money from builders and developers.

These cases, as with all cases the NAHB Legal Action Fund supports, involve local issues that have the potential to significantly impact home builders, remodelers and developers across the country.

The committee reviews applications for assistance three times a year in conjunction with scheduled meetings of the NAHB Board of Directors. The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 5, at the Spring Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.

HBAs and members interested in applying for assistance can download the Legal Action Fund guidelines and application and submit them to Amy Chai, senior counsel. The deadline is May 2.


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