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We want to ensure our residential building professionals and community members are able to do what they do—live and work productively.

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Building Codes

  • Snohomish County Adopts Townhouse Code Update

    Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in:
    • Building Codes
    • Advocacy
    The Snohomish County Council has unanimously voted to approve positive changes to its townhouse code, including design flexibility options and allowance of 30% single family detached structures in a townhouse development.
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Environment

Growth Management

  • Governor Signs Buildable Lands Bill, SB 5254

    Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in:
    • Growth Management
    • Advocacy
    Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law the Master Builders Association’s top priority legislation for the 2017 session, Senate Bill 5254. The bill’s passage represents major progress for our industry on buildable lands.
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  • MBA Releases Housing Attainability Issue Brief

    Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Growth Management
    The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties has prepared this issue brief to discuss ways we can make housing more attainable and make the Growth Management Act work as intended.
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Housing Affordability

  • 4th Annual MBA Housing Summit Focuses on Housing Attainability Solutions

    Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Advocacy
    The Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties’ 4th Annual Housing Summit drew a full house as our 10-point plan for housing attainability was unveiled.
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  • HART Recommendations Address Several MBA Priorities

    Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in:
    • Housing Affordability
    • Advocacy
    The Housing Affordability Response Team (HART) has forwarded its final report to Governor Jay Inslee with recommendations on how to address the root causes of the lack of affordable housing in our state. This was a critical step towards moving forward recommendations to address many of the lot supply and buildable land concerns that the Master Builders Association has been raising for years.
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Permitting

Taxes and Fees

Vesting

Workforce Development

  • MBAKS Workforce: Why Should I Enter the Trades?

    Posted on Oct 27, 2017 in:
    • Advocacy
    • Workforce Development
    The Puget Sound region is a great place to live and work, as reflected in the fast pace of growth over the past decade. More people coming to the region means we need more people working in skilled trades—to build housing, commercial space, infrastructure, and transportation projects.
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  • The Legislature Grants Increased Funding to Career and Technical Education Funding

    Posted on Jul 28, 2017 in:
    • Workforce Development
    • Advocacy
    Your Association has been involved in advocacy efforts for increased Career and Technical Education (CTE) funding to high school trades programs. There will be a $200M investment from the state legislature in the next four years to reduce CTE class sizes.
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