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  • The Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans is proud of our legislative and regulatory efforts on behalf of the membership and the home building industry. HBA staff and members lobby and monitor local, state, and federal legislation to ensure that our members’ business interests are well-represented and protected.

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    Legislative News


    New Orleans City Council 


    • 12/05/19 - The Council passed motion M-19-498, which will place an interim zoning district (IZD) over the French Quarter to limit building height to 50ft.
      • Overview: This motion is twofold - the IZD will limit building height to 50ft in the French Quarter and the CPC will conduct a public hearing and study to determine in the current 50ft building height allowance is inappropriately high for for the predominately residential district. 
      • Status: In City Planning Commission
      • If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.  
      • Read ordinance here


    Jefferson Parish Council 

    • 12/18/19- The Council adopted the Terrytown Revitalization Plan, which seeks to encourage residential development.
      • Overview: The HBAGNO, Jefferson Parish Council, NOMAR, Tulane Architecture School, JEDCO, and other stakeholders worked on this initiative to help revitalize Jefferson Parish's aging housing stock. 
      • Status: Sent to Parish President
      • Read ordinance here
      • Watch ordinance video here (we testify around 10-minute mark).


    The River Parishes - St. Charles, St. John and St. James Parish 


    • 12/02/19 - The St. Charles Council passed an ordinance that amended the subdivison regulations to allow for other subsurface drainage methods.
      • Overview: this amendment will allow developers more flexibility when installing drainage (i.e. using "roll overs"), which must be approved by Public Works. 
      • Status: Sent to President Cochran 
      • Read ordinance here




    Plaquemines Parish Council 



    St.Bernard Parish 






  • BUILD-PAC, or Builders United in Legislative Decisions Political Action Committee, is the political action committee of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). BUILD-PAC is bipartisan – supporting both Democrats and Republicans – and helps elect qualified pro-housing, pro-business candidates to federal office.

  • A coalition of members throughout the state work together at the capitol on behalf of their members back home. Members and staff work during legislative session to monitor and ensure no new laws are passed to negatively affect the residential construction industry.