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Governor Malloy's Opening Budget Address - Changing the way we budget

Governor Malloy Announces $78 Million in New Housing Investments Across CT - press release

Call Before You Dig - New E-Ticketing System - excavators should register prior to Jan 22 to become familiar with new e-ticketing process.  811 call times will be longer if not registered.

Ranking of Most Innovative States - Massachusetts is #1, Connecticut #5

Construction Sector a Leader for Job Growth over the Next Decade - NAHB Eye on Housing

Where Have All the Home Builders Gone ... in MA? - same story could be told in CT

Cost of renting, home ownership closer in most states - Census Bureau's 2014 five-year annual Community Services survey.

Another view of new data - Census Shows Fewer Families, Different Jobs, Changing Connecticut (Hartford Courant).

Housing In CT 2015  - Partnership for Strong Communities releases report on the latest measures of affordability.

How Many Subcontractors Does it Take to Build the Average Home? - answer may surprise you.

2015 HOBI Awards


November 10, 2015

779 attendees celebrated the excellence of our member's work

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HBRA's 2016 Legislative Agenda (pdf)

HBRACT comments on CEQ's report, "Digging Connecticut" - see more info on stormwater regulation here.

Sales tax exemption for weatherization products is repealed in legislature's special session - an unwelcome surprise. 
DRS Issued a Special Notice stating its interpretation of the new law - see SN 2015(11).

Bill closing deficit, cutting business taxes heads to Malloy - CT Mirror

So Much for the Death of Sprawl: America's Exurbs are Booming - Joel Kotkin, in Forbes.com

HBRA Files Comments with DEEP on its Municipal Stormwater Permit (aka MS4) - State's mandate on municipalities effectively breaches a settlement agreement the HBRA reached with DEEP just two years ago.

HBRA Recommends Tax Changes to State Tax Panel - "Housing can lead the way to job growth and economic recovery."

Mandating Fire Sprinklers in all New Homes - the Significance of Perspective -  ... and why a mandate is a bad idea, Bill Ethier (more on sprinklers)

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