MBA members also belong to the national homebuilders association, NAHB. NAHB has a long history in the industry and with serving its members at the national level. NAHB's various groups analyze policy issues, work toward improving the housing finance system, and analyze and forecast economic and consumer trends.
MBA membership includes membership in the state homebuilders association, BIAW. BIAW is dedicated to ensuring and enhancing the vitality of the building industry for the benefit of its members and the housing needs of the citizens of Washington state.
After hosting a recent symposium to examine the credit problems that small businesses are facing, the FDIC has moved to create a hotline and website that allows small business owners to make inquiries with FDIC officials or to register their specific issues or problems they may have concerning credit availability.
Jobsite safety is a critical component of the residential construction industry. With over 600 people killed every year by falls on the jobsite, builders are keenly aware of the risks involved in building homes. This is why it is important for every member to have a jobsite safety plan that's reviewed with their employees and subcontractors regularly.
MyBuildingPermit.com is an easy-to-use permitting portal that makes it possible to apply for, pay for, and receive electrical, low voltage, mechanical, plumbing, and re-roof permits from each of the participating jurisdictions. This is one-stop government service at its best.