Six state and local associations received monetary grants from the NAHB Legal Action Fund to support lawsuits on issues that matter to builders and developers.
The Legal Action Fund is a member service which allows HBAs and members to apply for grants of money, “friend of the court” or amicus briefs, and other assistance from NAHB, and is administered by NAHB’s Legal Action Committee.
In January, the NAHB Executive Board approved the committee’s recommendation to issue six grants totaling $105,000. These funds will support:
- The New Jersey Builders Association in its ongoing, multi-fronted battle to secure consistent, common-sense, affordable housing regulation in that state.
- BIA of Southern California in its fight against a disproportionately onerous net zero water program.
- BIA of Whatcom County, Washington, which is struggling with a housing shortage directly related to a disastrous lack of planning for growth.
- HBA of Tennessee, dealing with attempts to insert federally promoted post-construction stormwater controls into that state’s permitting program for municipalities.
- Southwestern Montana BIA’s challenge to an impact fee which the BIA has proven to be in violation of state law.
- The Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana as it supports a member up against a utility making unreasonable demands concerning a decades-old easement.
Do you have a case in need of assistance? The Legal Action Committee will next consider applications at the NAHB Midyear Meeting in June. Applications are due Thursday, May 11, and application forms are here.