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  The DeKalb/Rockdale Chapter hosted a social last week at the Harrison Development & Construction office near the PDK Airport. This was the chapter's final event for 2018 – stay tuned to see what's coming up in 2019!
Date: Tuesday, December 11
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Cost: FREE
All members are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be served. HomeAid Atlanta will be on hand selling Project Playhouse raffle tickets. Tickets are $20 each or $100 for six, and the winner will receive a custom-built child’s playhouse. Please consider purchasing a ticket and supporting HomeAid, the designated charity of the GAHBA. For more information, contact Rachel Hodge at (678) 775-1420 or
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Date: Wednesday, November 14
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Place: GAHBA Office
Cost: FREE
Come learn more about the GAHBA, meet the staff, and find out how you can get the most out of your membership. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or

Next Meeting


Date: Wednesday, November 21


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


Place: GAHBA Office


Are you looking for an easy way to plug in to the GAHBA? Whether you are new or have been a member for several years, the Membership Committee would love to have you to help recruit and encourage other members to get involved. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or


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Click here or call (800) 613-0148 to learn more and sign up for a FREE Payment Processing Analysis! 

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


Take advantage of the Networking & Jobs section of our website!


Looking for employees? Complete and submit the Job Board order form to have your company's job openings posted on our website. Job postings are FREE for GAHBA members!


Looking for a new position? Send your resume to to have your resume posted on our website for potential employers to see.

January 17 – GAHBA Installation and Awards Ceremony
February 19-21 – NAHB International Builders' Show (Las Vegas)
Government Affairs
This week's Government Affairs Update includes information on Brookhaven's new Residential Deck Safety Inspection Program and fee schedule.
Remember, if you see something, say something. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Stephen Davis at (678) 775-1428 or

Next Meeting


Date: Tuesday, November 20


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


Place: GAHBA Office 


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


GAHBA President Jim Chapman has been spearheading efforts to raise additional funds for the Builder Political Action Committee (BPAC). These funds are used to help the Government Affairs team work with elected officials to promote and protect the home building industry.


Click here to donate now.

Save the date for the Home Builders Association of Georgia's upcoming Winter Meeting!
HBAG will host a Legislative Reception on the evening of February 26, followed by the Winter Meeting and Rally at the Capitol on February 27. All GAHBA members are encouraged to attend. More details to come.
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This Week at the GAHBA

Date: Wednesday, November 14


Time: 8:00-10:00 a.m. 


Place: GAHBA Office 


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


Eugene James of Metrostudy will be presenting an update on the Atlanta housing market and the forecast for 2019. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


Date: Thursday, December 6


Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.


Place: Omni Hotel at The Battery Atlanta


Cost: $45 GAHBA Members, $55 Non-Members


Get ready to celebrate the season while supporting a good cause! All members are encouraged to attend, and it will be a wonderful opportunity to take home some great Christmas gifts! All proceeds from the evening will benefit HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the GAHBA. Items available in the silent auction will include electronics, gift baskets, vacation packages, and jewelry. Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or

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Date: Tuesday, November 13


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


Place: Roam - Dunwoody


Cost: $20 GAHBA Members, $30 Non-Members


Join the North Fulton Chapter for its last meeting of the year! The guest speaker will be North Fulton County Commissioner Bob Ellis. For more information or to sponsor, contact Emily Raymond at (678) 775-1446 or


Date: Thursday, November 15


Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m.


Place: Cherry Street Brewing (Cumming)


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


In conjunction with this event, the Forsyth Chapter will be working with HomeAid Atlanta on a project for Family Haven. For more information or to sponsor, contact Ruth Ann Bailey at (678) 775-1448 or

Visit the Education section on the GAHBA website for information on the latest upcoming classes.

Date: Tuesday, December 4


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


Place: GAHBA Office


Cost: $5 GAHBA or Other HBA Members


This "lunch & learn" course will be taught by GAHBA Government Affairs Director Stephen Davis and will focus on local government advocacy, engaging with elected officials, and getting involved with political campaigns. For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or


The association is excited to announce the revision of the GAHBA contracts! Frank Brown of Weissman Attorneys at Law has rewritten the contracts, and the 2018 version is now available for purchase through the online bookstore. When you purchase the 2018 GAHBA contracts online, you will receive a link to download the contract files.


The contracts are FREE for GAHBA members, $12 for members of other HBAs, and $22 for non-members.


We are asking that you stop using any old versions of the contracts and only use the 2018 contracts.


Click here to go to the GAHBA online bookstore.

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Government Affairs 101 – Lunch & Learn with Stephen Davis (2 credit hours)

Date: Tuesday, December 4

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

Place: GAHBA Office

Register here...


For more information, contact Valerie Braverman at (678) 775-1469 or

Homeaid Atlanta

HomeAid would like to thank all golfers and sponsors for participating in the 2018 Housing the Homeless Golf Tournament on November 6 at Capital City Club Crabapple. It was a great day! More information and photos coming soon.

November is HomeAid Homelessness Awareness Month, an annual campaign held every year to increase awareness about the issues of homelessness. Visit or follow HomeAid Atlanta on Facebook to learn more.
This November, HomeAid Atlanta has these events and initiatives planned:
November 16 – CareKits with Bank of America
Through November 21 – Stock the House Drives with the DeKalb/Rockdale and Forsyth Chapters

Project Playhouse, HomeAid Atlanta’s signature event, is back! One custom-built playhouse will be raffled off this holiday season, and funds raised will support HomeAid’s mission to build new lives for homeless families and individuals in the Atlanta area. Paran Homes, with help from the KSU NAHB Student Chapter, constructed the playhouse pictured above, The Saltbox of the Earth, which was designed by architect Mike Hart of The Hartwin Group.

Click here to learn more or purchase raffle tickets now!

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