Since 1942, the Home Builders Association of Dayton has worked with local governments at the county, municipal and township levels to advance the interests of the home building industry, discourage needless regulation, and otherwise create and sustain a builder-friendly environment in the Dayton region.


On March 20, 2020 in an effort spearheaded by the HBA of Dayton, the Board of Directors (comprised of seventeen organizations representing our membership) sent a joining letter to Governor DeWine urging him to designate the construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an Essential Infrastructure Business.

In a critical win for the Home Builders Association of Dayton and the residential construction sector, the DeWine-Husted Administration designated construction of single-family and multifamily housing as an “Essential Infrastructure Business.” The designation enabled many home building organizations to keep their businesses open during the COVID-19 pandemic and help to stabilize the housing industry and its supply chain. More detail about the construction workers who qualify as essential can be found in both the “Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services” and “Residential/Facilities and Services” were incorporated in the Order, as well.

Economic Development

The Association also works effectively with other local organizations dedicated to economic development. The Home Builders Association of Dayton is actively involved with the Dayton Development Corporation, County Corp, CityWide Development, and other economic development agencies.

Building 100 average single-family homes create 297 full-time jobs and generates $11.1 million in taxes and fees for all levels of government to support police, firefighters, and schools, as well as creating $28 million in business and wage revenue for the communities.

On November 24, 2020, the National Association of Home Builders Chief Economist, Dr. Robert Dietz, presented a 2021 Economic Forecast for members of the HBA of Dayton and the HBA of Greater Cincinnati. You can see the presentation here and download the .pdf here.

Housing Affordability

Implementing solutions to the housing affordability crisis is the top issue for America’s home builders. Due to the complexity and nationwide and local scope of the problem, there is no single “silver bullet” solution to the challenge of making housing more affordable.

A range of factors have contributed to the increased cost of housing in recent years. That means the public and private sectors must work together to create innovative solutions that enable more families to achieve homeownership or have access to suitable rental housing.

State & Local Initiatives

The HBA of Dayton works in communities across the Dayton region to keep housing issues a priority with local regulators and policymakers. These efforts help to defeat excessive regulations and to protect your business.

Members can use these resources to become effective leaders and respected voices for the housing industry in their communities.

First Point of Contact

The Home Builders Association of Dayton serves as the community's first point of contact for information on new construction. The Association annually screens thousands of calls for area consumers looking for advice and direction in the selection of a builder or associate.

Award-Winning Home Shows

The Association's award-winning home shows – the Homearama Touring Edition, Citirama and Rehabarama – have drawn more than a million visitors over the past 20 years. Citirama and Rehabarama have won the highest national awards of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.


Six HBA councils meet regularly to exchange views on common interests and concerns. These include: the Small and Custom Builders Council, Large Volume and Developers Council, Sales and Marketing Council, Remodelers Council, Associates Council and Past Presidents Council.