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SHELTER AMID COVID | Providing housing, jobs

August 25, 2020

The past six months have certainly been difficult for our state. Colorado — and our state’s citizens, businesses, schools and nonprofits — have risen to the challenge to contain this pandemic, keep our communities safe and healthy, and maintain our economy. Homebuilders have embraced Colorado’s spirit of collaboration and cooperation to defeat COVID-19 —while keeping…

Gov. Polis Issues Statewide Mask Order for 30 Days

July 17, 2020

After spikes in COVID-19 rates across Colorado, and several counties and public health agencies instituting mask orders, Gov. Polis on Thursday issued a statewide mask order. The order is in effect immediately and will last until August 15. During Thursday’s COVID-19 press conference, the governor also announced a two-week pause on approving county variances. Under…

CDPHE Local Orders & Variances Information

May 26, 2020

Good morning HBA Members, The link below provides information that lists counties with variances from CDPHE. This may be helpful to you and your businesses. Best Regards and hope you all had a terrific Memorial weekend!      


May 5, 2020

Good morning. Most of us are entering week #8 of COVID related changes to our workplace and our lives.  During these last eight weeks, there have been multiple orders coming out of the Governor’s Office and, as I’ve been making sure to remind you all – multiple orders coming from the local municipalities and counties…

CEO Advocacy Update

April 30, 2020

Good Afternoon HBA Members, Below is an update from the Governor’s Office yesterday regarding the state’s response to COVID-19 and their testing strategy. If you would like to donate any PPE, the HBA is a collection site and we are partnering with health care provider organizations for any donations.  Please let me know if you’d…

Nominate a Nurse for Custom Closet Makeover

April 17, 2020

HBA shout out to HBA Member Closet Factory! In the month of April, Closet Factory is running a campaign called “Nominate a Nurse” to win a free custom closet makeover. Doug Lestickow, Vice President of Closet Factory was recently interviewed by Joana Canals on Colorado’s Best. Doug stated “everyone agrees the heros at this time…

Message to HBA Members from CEO Chérie Talbert

April 14, 2020

Dear HBA of Metro Denver Members, It is nearing one month that most of us started experiencing changes to the term “business as usual”.  Working from home, zoom meetings, re-adjusting budgets and workplans…none of us saw it coming and all of us are impacted. The HBA of Metro Denver is no exception. As a trade organization that represents…

HBA CEO Advocacy Report : April 6, 2020 (A BIG NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT)

April 6, 2020

Good Afternoon HBA Members: I have good news…yes, good news today! The proponent behind the many state level anti-growth measures (Dan Hayes) has indicated this morning that his petition drive for 122 is over. He was quoted in the Colorado Sun. “Daniel Hayes, a Golden resident behind a ballot measure to limit housing growth in…

OSHA Enforcement Guidance

April 6, 2020

OSHA Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection & N95 Shortage due to Coronavirus Please see the above link just released by OSHA updating guidance on respirator shortage issues and enforcement discretion to permit the extended use and reuse of respirators (not just for healthcare personnel but for the protection of workers exposed to other respiratory…

CDPHE COVID-19 Construction Guidance

April 3, 2020

CDPHE COVID-19 Construction Guidance 040120 Due to the unique issues related to supply chain, financing, contract deadlines, and public need, construction may continue under Governor Polis’ stay-at-home order as long as Social Distancing Requirements are followed on construction worksites. This is intended to allow for continuity of operations on critical infrastructure such as roads, rails,…

COVID-19 Jobsite Safety Poster Now Available

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Job Site Safety Poster Now Available for Download

Where Can Home Builders Stay on the Job?

March 30, 2020

The safety and health of all those who work in construction remains our top priority. The industry continues to adhere to all public health guidelines set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Centers for Disease Control. Work on a new unfinished home site occurs primarily outdoors and does not involve going…

Critical Business Self-Certification Form

March 30, 2020

Home Builders Association members, linked here is a critical business self-certification form from the State of Colorado that you can use provide to your employees to have in their vehicles should they need it.

Jobsite Safety and Recordkeeping Guidance for Coronavirus

March 27, 2020

NAHB is a leading member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which has provided a detailed plan to outline the steps that every employer and employee can take to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. The plan describes how to prevent worker exposure to coronavirus, protective measures to be taken on the jobsite,…

Construction is an Essential Business

March 26, 2020

Governor Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order that is in effect from 6:00 am Thursday, March 26, 2020 and will last until April 11, 2020. Construction remains on the “critical business list” which means that construction work is exempt from this new order. It is more important now than ever that the construction industry…

HBA Response to Medical Supplies Urgent Need

March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020   Dear Valued Members:   We are all impacted by COVID-19, and we are doing everything we can to continue advocating for the homebuilding industry during these unprecedented times. Due to the intense need for hospital supplies, most especially respirators, the home building industry, as well as the construction industry at-large, has…

COVID-19 Business Resources for Members

March 13, 2020

The HBA of Metro Denver is monitoring the status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Below is a list of resources HBA members may find helpful in planning and responding to the virus. Overview and Monitoring CDC | Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary Updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracking the situation in…

Important Message to HBA of Metro Denver Members

March 12, 2020

Dear HBA Members, We are all aware of COVID-19 and its impact on our workplaces, schools and other social activities. Like many organizations, the HBA of Metro Denver wants to ensure the health and safety of our membership and their families and employees. Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control to limit the “social…

Other COVID HBA Communications

Advocacy During Quarantine

Dear HBA of Metro Denver Members,

As you know, our HBA Advocacy is in place. We are working hard to make sure our industry can continue with inspections and permitting, as well as maintaining being considered an “essential industry” as we address this national pandemic that touches all of us. Please know that we have been in touch with OSHA regionally and nationally, asking them to provide alternative, approved safety measures for our field workers without fines so that we can help our front-line medical heroes. We are working with NAHB and our Congressional leaders, as well as our local governments.

We will be posting various messages on this page that may or may not have been shared via blog post. Feel free to bookmark this page as a reference for Advocacy issues, resources and announcements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please reach out to me directly with any questions surrounding these issues.

Together, our members will make a tremendous difference in these unprecedented times.  Thank you.

4/9/2020 | Several builder, lender, title, inspector and appraisal HBA members have asked me to help with clarification of Executive Order 20-24 Real Estate Business Limitation.

The best way for me to communicate any clarification surrounding this issue is to provide you with two YouTube Videos from yesterday and today from the Colorado Association of Realtors (CAR).  CAR’s Legal Department sought and received further guidance which has been shared with us and CAHB and shared through CAR videos that I think will be beneficial toward answering the questions we’ve received from our membership.

April 8, 2020 video link:

April 9, 2020 video link:



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