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Contact Your Member of Congress on Soaring Lumber Costs Housing’s potential to lead the economy forward is limited as long as lumber remains expensive and scarce. Congress needs to push the administration to undertake a thorough examination of the lumber supply chain, identify the causes for high prices and supply constraints, and seek immediate remedies that will increase production.  Since the…

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The Advocate | March 2, 2021 March 2, 2021 Welcome to the new look of the Advocate. In my role as Director of Government Affairs, I will sending out this monthly update on the major issues impacting our members and industry in the 34 cities and 8 counties across the metro Denver area. This monthly…

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A new study by NAHB puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership. The study found that a $1,000 increase in the U.S. median new home price…

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Gov. Polis launches Dial 2.0; NAHB requests experience on lumber; General Assembly returns next week Last Friday, Governor Polis announced the state’s new COVID-19 Dial 2.0. The Dial 2.0 is an update that changes the incidence metrics for each level, significantly lowering the threshold of cases that must be met in order to restore personal…

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Morgan Cullen HBA Director of Government Affairs

Cullen will represent homebuilders in front of 34 local governments Morgan Cullen, HBA of Metro Denver Director of Government Affairs The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) has tapped Morgan Cullen as its Director of Government Affairs. Cullen, who started with the HBA on Monday, will be responsible for outreach and interaction for the…

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The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department have released new regulations on the expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as amended through the $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was enacted into law at the end of December. The coronavirus rescue package provides relief for small businesses from burdensome loan forgiveness requirements; creates a “second…

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Several new labor and employment laws and regulations will go into effect for employers starting on January 1. Please review the following links or forward to your Human Resources team. It is important that your business understands these changes and makes the necessary preparations. The following are links to the new laws and regulations set…

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New initiatives to focus on advocacy and value-added membership The Home Builders Association of Metro Denver (HBA) has elected Angela Harris as its 2021 president. Angela Harris is CEO and Principal of TRIO, one of the fastest-growing design and merchandising firms in the nation. TRIO collaborates on all aspects of master planned communities, model homes,…

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DENVER—The Colorado Association of Home Builders (CAHB) and the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver announced today that they will enter into a Shared Management Agreement beginning on December 1, 2020, with the CAHB’s current CEO Ted Leighty becoming the leader of both HBAs. The state and metro Denver HBAs will remain separate entities with…

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With COVID-19 incidence rates climbing across Colorado, putting stress on hospitals, public health systems and health care workers, Gov. Polis Wednesday announced a change to the state’s COVID-19 risk dial, changing the Red (Severe Risk) Level and adding a Purple (Extreme Risk) Level. The new dial will go into effect on Friday. However, several counties…

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