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.
- 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.