I / we hereby authorize Home Builders Association of Greater New Orleans (HBA) to make such inquiries as may be necessary to determine our ability to meet established membership requirements. Additionally, I hereby permit the HBA to contact myself or the above listed company / person via phone, fax or e-mail. I agree, that if accepted, the constitution, bylaws and Code of Ethics of the HBA, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA) will govern us, as long as I / we continue membership. I agree that if I wish to withdraw, I will pay all indebtedness due the HBA. I understand that acceptance of this application does not constitute membership until approved by the Board of Directors in accordance with the bylaws. A remittance of $700.00 representing my annual membership dues in the HBA accompanies this application. (*Contributions of $30 to PAC are voluntary.) Dues payments are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expense, subject to exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB and LHBA, $67.02 of the total dues is not deductible for income tax purposes.