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Date: Wednesday, June 13

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.

Place: HBA Office

Cost: FREE

Come learn about the Greater Atlanta HBA, meet the staff, and find out how to get the most out of your membership! All new members and anyone considering joining the HBA are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Next Meeting

Date: Wednesday, June 20

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Place: HBA Office

If you are interested in reaching out to fellow members and helping the HBA grow its membership, the committee would love to have you. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


Date: Tuesday, June 26

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Place: HBA Office

Cost: FREE

All members are encouraged to attend. It’s a great way to get more involved and find out how the HBA works! Lunch will be served. For more information or to sponsor, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or


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Click here to find out about discounts and benefits available to HBA members through NAHB!


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Looking for a new position? Send your resume to to have your resume posted.


June 1 – President's Cup Golf Tournament (RESCHEDULED)

June 19 – Government Affairs Committee Meeting

June 20 – Membership Committee Meeting

July 12 – Professional Women in Building Council Networking Event

July 26 – DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter Social

August 23 – Young Professionals Group "Boards & Brews" Event

Latest News
  The HBA's Atlanta 55+ Housing Council hosted a sold-out event at Cresswind at Lake Lanier by Kolter Homes last week. Attendees enjoyed a tour of the club house and model homes, as well as a presentation by Kolter's Area President Bob Rademacher, Founder and President of Design Environments Donna DeLuca, and John Hunt of ViaSearch and MarketNsight.

Date: Friday, June 1

Time: Registration 9:30 a.m., Shotgun Start 10:00 a.m.

Place: Reunion Country Club (Hoschton)


The event has been rescheduled for Friday, June 1. If you need to make changes to your foursome or sponsorship, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or

Government Affairs

DeKalb County: DeKalb County has started to enforce a new code standard for garage doors:

1. “Street-facing garage facades shall not comprise more than forty-five (45) percent of the total width of the conventional single-family detached residence’s front façade.”

2. “Street-facing garages shall be at least two (2) feet behind the primary front façade plane of a conventional single-family detached residence.”

The HBA is coordinating a meeting with county to staff to discuss this matter. If you are affected by this, please contact Stephen Davis.

Gwinnett County: The Gwinnett County Planning Department is now processing requests for painted brick as a modification process. To apply, complete the modification form and submit to the Development Plan Review Section of the Planning Department. The application fee is $100. This is temporary, and the HBA is working with the county to find a good permanent solution.

Click here to access the application for modification.

Remember, if you see something, say something. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

Georgia State Representative Deborah Silcox dropped in to speak to the HBA's Government Affairs Committee during their monthly meeting last week. She is shown pictured with HBAG Government Affairs Director Austin Hackney.

Next Meeting


Date: Tuesday, June 19


Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


Place: HBA Office 


The Government Affairs Committee meets on the third Tuesday of every month. All HBA members are encouraged to get involved with the committee and their respective chapters. For more information, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or


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Date: Wednesday, June 6

Time: 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Hyatt Atlanta Perimeter - Villa Christina

Cost: $40 PWB Members, $50 HBA Members, $60 Non-Members

The guest speaker will be WSB-TV news anchor Lori Wilson, who will speak about her career, giving back to the community, and the importance of exuding confidence at work and in life. For more information, contact Monica Saunders at (678) 775-1465 or


Date: Wednesday, June 20

Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m.

Place: HBA Office 

Cost: FREE for BDL Council Members, $25 HBA Members, $35 Non-Members

Dr. Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis at Kennesaw State University, will give an economic snapshot of the Georgia housing market and present the results of the current Consumer Confidence Survey. For more information, contact Valerie Siegel Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or

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Date: Tuesday, June 12

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Marietta Country Club (Kennesaw)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $25 Non-Members

Guest speaker John Hunt of Via Search and MarketNsight will present an analysis of the current Cobb and Cherokee County markets. For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Wednesday, June 13

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Place: Pure Taqueria (Roswell)

Cost: $20 HBA Members, $25 Non-Members

Join the North Fulton Chapter for some food, drinks, and networking with members who live, work, and play in the North Fulton area! For more information or to sponsor this event, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Thursday, June 21

Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Place: Smokin' Chefs @ Lanier Golf Club (Cumming)

Cost: $15 HBA Members, $20 Non-Members

The guest speaker will be Tom Brown, Director of Planning & Zoning for Forsyth County. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or



Continuing education credit requirements:

Residential Basic: 6 credit hours (3 per year, July-June)

Residential Light Commercial: 12 credit hours (6 per year, July-June)  



Click here for the list of upcoming classes offered by the GAHBA.

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 $79.50 HBA Member Price


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Homeaid Atlanta

Above left, McMichael & Gray supported the 2018 Essentials Drive in many ways, including donating funds and baby supplies, helping with sorting and delivery, and more. 

Above right, Meridian Brick & Masonry Supply generously provided warehouse space for the Essentials Drive, collected baby supplies, and picked up donations from drop-off sites at several other Atlanta area businesses.

At left, HomeAid board member Brad Shilling, center, of O'Kelley & Sorohan Attorneys at Law delivers donations to Sheltering Arms with the help of UPS, which has helped with Essentials Drive deliveries for 12 years in a row. 

HomeAid Atlanta would like to thank the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association for the overwhelming support of the 2018 Essentials Drive. Approximately 200,000 items, valued at almost $35,000, were donated to 25 Metro Atlanta non-profits serving homeless children and families, making this the most successful Essentials Drive to date!

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