Protecting and Promoting the American Dream of Homeownership
The Government Affairs team partners with BIAW members to protect and promote the American dream of home ownership for Washington families. Together, we work to pass pro-housing and pro-business legislation and defeat efforts that drive up the cost of buying or remodeling a home.
If you have any questions regarding BIAW Government Affairs, contact BIAW Government Affairs Director Jan Himebaugh at 360-352-7800 ext. 135.
- Reduce permit timelines and repetitive processes
- Eliminate repeat planning
- Invest in the future workforce
- Limit the fees assessed on new construction to the cost of processing permits.
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Washington Affordable Housing Council
BIAW’s political action committee, the Washington Affordable Housing Council (WAHC) plays an active role in Washington state elections: investing time, energy, and money into promoting pro-business and pro-housing candidates.
How Permitting Delays Drive Home Prices
The Real Cost of Zoning: The Invisible Tax
Cost of Living As a Renter and Its Effect on Homeownership
Housing Supply Shortage 1990s-2020s
Housing Shortage Impacts By Washington Counties
Comparing Costs to Revenue for State/Local Governments
Income, Jobs and Taxes Generated
BIAW’s building codes and policy manager has a finger on the pulse of the council, helps ensure representation on the TAGs and keeps members and leadership informed of activity that affects the homebuilding industry.Learn More