Empowering Change: Uniting for a Brighter Future
For half a century, the North Idaho Home Builder Association, or NIBCA, has been the premier organization for builders throughout North Idaho. Our commitment to excellence and dedication to representing our members has helped us become a force to be reckoned with in the industry. With an unwavering focus on providing the best possible services to our members, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that their businesses are set up for success. If you’re looking for an organization that truly understands the needs of home builders, look no further than NIBCA. Our experience, resources and advocacy will represent you like no other organization can.
The housing market in North Idaho has seen a significant uptick in recent years, but with that success comes an array of new issues. Joint government meets monthly to tackle the challenges facing home builders. With a growing population and increasing demand for housing, builders are faced with a unique set of obstacles. However, this gathering focuses on identifying solutions to these issues in partnership with local municpality government, so that the housing market can continue to thrive in the region.
The COVID-19 pandemic brought about unprecedented changes to our society. In the midst of this trying time, it was important to recognize and appreciate the hard work of essential workers who have kept our communities afloat. NIBCA and NAHB worked hard to ensure that the building industry was deemed essential in North Idaho. Their tireless efforts have not only sustained our community but have also provided thousands of people with job opportunities during a time when they may have otherwise struggled to find work.
When it comes to ensuring positive change within the construction industry, regulatory advocacy is essential. This involves working closely with regulatory staff, such as code officials and inspectors, to improve code interpretation and advocate for builder-friendly regulations within local, state, and federal agencies. By doing so, not only can the industry become more efficient, but also more effective in delivering safe and high-quality projects. It is important to recognize the role regulatory staff play in shaping the industry and to work collaboratively with them to ensure positive change that benefits all stakeholders involved.
Legislative advocacy is a crucial aspect of changing, defeating or adopting laws and ordinances that are more favorable for businesses, particularly those within the building industry. This involves working closely with elected officials who have the power to vote and write or rewrite laws. It is a process that can greatly influence a business’s opportunity to succeed. Through effective communication and collaboration, legislative advocacy can help forge a more supportive environment for businesses, providing them with the resources they need to thrive.
The role of residential construction and remodeling in our economy and quality of life cannot be overstated. It takes cooperation and communication from all levels of government to create policies that foster growth in this vital industry. That’s why the association is committed to advocating in the electoral process to elect officials who understand the value of construction and remodeling. By using campaign contributions, volunteer efforts, and campaign management, the association is able to effectively support candidates who will work with us to ensure that our industry can thrive. These efforts are non-partisan in nature, and involve working with officials on all levels of government to create an environment that values innovation in construction and remodeling. With your help, we can make a difference in the political landscape and secure a brighter future for our industry.
The NIBCA plays a crucial role in advocating for the rights of business owners and home builders. When faced with an unfavorable or abusive law or enforcement method, the association’s legal advocacy serves as the last line of defense. In situations where certain laws or regulations may be deemed illegal or unconstitutional, the government body responsible will be subject to a legal challenge from the NIBCA and its members. Although legal action should be a last resort, there are times when it becomes necessary to ensure that justice is served. The NIBCA takes pride in its role as the primary advocate for its members and the industry, as well as the broader business community.
National Political Involvement
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is a dedicated force in the United States home building industry. Their unwavering mission to advance the interests of builders, developers, and other industry professionals extends far beyond just building homes. The NAHB’s emphasis lies in building communities and creating an environment that enables the industry to thrive while providing affordable housing to all Americans. Through their advocacy efforts, they fight for policies that support their members and the industry at large. Education and training programs are also a crucial part of the NAHB’s mission to prepare members to handle the challenges that come with an ever-changing industry while upholding ethical standards. With a wealth of resources and support, the NAHB is an invaluable ally to the home building business. All in all, their commitment to advancing the industry is second to none.
The North Idaho Builders Political Action Committee (NIB-PAC) is a group formed by the North Idaho Builders and Contractors Association (NIBCA) with the purpose of advocating for policies and legislation that promote the growth and success of the construction industry in North Idaho. NIB-PAC represents the collective interests of builders, contractors, suppliers, and other industry stakeholders by supporting candidates and elected officials who value the construction industry and its related issues. By engaging in political advocacy, NIB-PAC seeks to create a favorable business environment for the construction industry and ensure that its members have a strong voice in shaping the policies that affect their livelihoods.