Chartered in 1965, the Wilmington Cape Fear Home Builders Association is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Association has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings and currently has both full and part-time staff members, a 28-member board of directors, and over 800 members. The history of the housing industry is the history of the HBA.
The National Association of Home Builders was founded in 1942 as a breakaway group of the National Association of Real Estate Boards. The group established itself as the voice of the home building industry advocating for home builders as well as working with Congress, regulators, and financial institutions to make home purchases affordable for consumers.
The North Carolina Home Builders Association was chartered in 1963 as a resource for builders and associates in North Carolina, as well as a network of home builder associations across the state.
Homeownership is the cornerstone of family security, stability, and prosperity. It strengthens the nation’s communities, encourages civic responsibility, and provides a solid foundation from which Americans can work to support their families, enhance their communities, and achieve their personal goals.
We are proud to celebrate this milestone with our members and the community. Throughout the year we will chronicle the history of this Association as we look back on how far we’ve come and what’s in store for the future.