Political Advocacy

April 2024
Key NAHB Housing Issues

Jason Otke offers valuable perspectives on the legislative landscape impacting our industry, providing crucial updates and analysis on key issues affecting homebuilders in Missouri.

HBA Springfield believes in the power of working together to achieve great things. As part of our ongoing dedication to homeowners and those builders, remodelers, and service providers who make up our community, we established the HBA PAC Coalition for Building a Better Tomorrow (CBBT).

The CBBT exists to create and protect jobs, promote housing affordability, and uphold the values that make our community unique. As such, we advocate for legislators, city council members, and other officials who will help enhance the residential building industry and community development. On behalf of our members and the community, we regularly meet with and interview candidates whose governance could affect the housing industry to make informed, educated endorsements. We also work closely with elected officials to impress upon them the impact their decisions may have on home building and economic development.

Likewise, the CBBT carefully reviews all ballot issues with the same objective, then applies our resources to defeat propositions that will stunt or harm home building, community growth, or our local economy while promoting those initiatives that will help the greater Springfield area continue to flourish and prosper.

Though the CBBT is HBA Springfield’s political action committee, it operates with its own board and finances. No HBA funds are contributed to candidate committees. Rather, the CBBT is funded mostly by contributions from small businesses.

Home Building Expansion - NAHB Meeting of the members 2024

2023 Springfield Economic Outlook by the Missouri Department of Economic Development.