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HBA Advocacy Update

Election Results, Building Industry Connect, News from NAHB

Election Results

The results are in from the Nov. 8, 2022 election. The HBA would like to give a big thank you to all the candidates that ran, met with us, and that will be serving. We look forward to working with those elected to promote attainable housing! A majority of the Association's endorsements won. 

N.D. Constitutional Measures:

1- Term Limits: passed 

2- Legalization of Marijuana: did not pass

Building Industry Connect: Casselton and Grand Farm

This month's Building Industry Connect featured Casselton City Council Member Char Gust and Grand Farm's Director of Finance and Operations Lloyd Nelson. Attendees learned about new businesses, a brand-new development opportunity, and amenities in Casselton. We also learned about Grand Farm's mission, innovation facility, and visions for growth in the future. Thank you to our guests and attendees for the great discussion!

These sessions are an excellent opportunity to meet with officials in a casual, discussion-based format. They are $25 and include lunch. Thank you to our sponsor Cass County Electric Cooperative for helping to make these possible in 2022!

HBA of F-M encourages prioritizing resources in downtown Fargo

The Association recently sent a letter to Fargo's Mayor Tim Mahoney encouraging the city to prioritize resources to keep downtown Fargo a safe place for residents, business owners, and visitors. 

Click here to read the letter.

News from NAHB

1. Election Analysis

Click here to read NAHB's midterm election analysis. It provides excellent insight into the outcomes of the election across the United States and maintains that regardless, housing is a bipartisan issue. 

2. Housing Affordability Falls to a More than 10-Year Low

According to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), only 42.2% of new and existing homes sold between the beginning of July and end of Sep. were affordable to families earning the U.S. median income of $90,000.  Click here to read the full report.

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