The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans staff and members lobby and monitor local, state, and federal legislation to ensure that our members’ business interests are well-represented and protected. We are proud of our legislative and regulatory efforts and accomplishments on behalf of the membership and the residential construction industry.
The HBAGNO formed a (Property) Insurance Task Force (ITF) in 2022 to address rising premiums on wind/hail and HO policies. Louisiana passed the most resilient building codes under the IRC2021 standards in 2022. On January 17, the HBAGNO Board passed a resolution supporting solutions to ensure these new codes are implemented in accordance with law, particularly as they apply to reroofing.
The HBAGNO is currently working with Tammie Jackson, Director of Safety and Permits, to improve relations with builders and streamline city processes. The department is participating regularly with our Board to create the best new systems possible based on input from all parties.
The Council is working through issues related to staffing shortages.
The HBAGNO is currently working with Danny Ferrara, Director of Code Enforcement, to improve relations with builders and streamline processes. The department is participating regularly with our Board to create the best new systems possible based on input from all parties.
JP recently passed ordinances dealing with mechanical setbacks and tree destruction with input from the HBAGNO.
A task force is engaged on issues related to property insurance..
THE RIVER PARISHES
ST. CHARLES, ST. JOHN, ST. JAMES
Leadership from the HBAGNO met with residents and builders in all three River Parishes in 2022 to assess concerns and begin to address issues..
The HBAGNO recently partnered with PABI to ensure resources can be made available to builders in the Parish.