Advocacy

Definition of advocacy

The act or process of supporting a cause or proposal the act or process of advocating.

As a local affiliate of the Texas and National Association of Builders, we are committed to responsible growth by providing citizens with safe, quality and cost effective housing while promoting a positive economic future for the counties the association serves.

Keeping an open dialogue with City and County governments is an important factor in advocating for the housing industry.

Important Facts

  • STATE ECONOMIC IMPACT: 63% of home builders experienced a labor shortage in 2017, up from 56% in 2016 and 52% in 2015.
  • The home building industry provides 723,058 jobs in Texas and $67.5 billion in economic activity (Labor/Wages/COGS).
  • LOCAL IMPACT OF HOME BUILDING: $28.7 million in local income, $3.6 million in taxes and other revenue for local governments and 394 local jobs*

*numbers estimated from one-year of building 100 single-family homes in Texas metro areas.

DID YOU KNOW?

Construction of a single-family home creates one permanent and three temporary jobs per year. - NAHB Housing Policy Department

The 2017 median annual wage of home building industry workers in Texas was $38,890; the U.S. median annual wage average was $36,620 - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Texas is the 8th fastest-growing state in the U.S. In 2018, Texas increased its population 1.3% or by 379,128 residents - Texas State Demographer

For every $1,000 increase in the cost of an average-priced home in Texas, approximately 22,000 households are priced out of the market - Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University

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