HUD's Broken System
TO SUPPORT A MEANINGFUL, LONG TERM SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF THE UNREGULATED
HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY. TO ENCOURAGE STRICT REGULATION AND
STANDARDS ON THE LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS. TO PROMOTE AND
SUPPORT CONSUMER PROTECTION AND THE PASSAGE OF THE HOME LEMON LAW THROUGHOUT
Contact Janet Ahmad, President
of HOBB to join this cause or for assistance.
HomeOwners For Better Building
Created HOBB in 1978
November, 1978 proclaimed as HomeOwners
for Better Building Month by the Mayor of San Antonio
Lobbied for the Texas Home Lemon Law.
Has participated in various hearing concerning consumer protection
for new homes.
ABOUT HOMEOWNERS FOR BETTER BUILDING
HomeOwners for Better Building (HOBB) was founded in the late
70's in San Antonio. In November of 1978 San Antonio Major Lila Cockrel
proclaimed November as "HomeOwners for Better Building Month". HOBB's main
purpose at that time was to strengthen building codes in the city of San
Antonio and license home builders. After a period of inactivity the
organization was restarted in 1996, securing a place on the Internet, and
gaining charter members in Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, and Houston. Since
then HOBB has become a national consumer organization and has been involved in
extensive lobbying efforts with various State Legislatures to change laws that
would protect new home buyers.
HOBB gained national attention in 2001 when Texas Senator Leticia Van de
Putte introduced the first ever Home Lemon Law in the 77th Legislature for new
home construction. Additionally, the Senator introduced an Alternative
Dispute Resolution (ADR) bill that would help stop the abuses of binding
arbitration agreements in sales contracts as a condition to the purchase of a
new home. Texas Senator Frank filed bill to license home builders in Texas as
On the federal level Congressmen Charles A Gonzalez and Ciro
Rodriguez filed HR 5033 titled the "America Homebuyers Protection Act" that
would prohibit contracts that contain a mandatory arbitration agreement as a
condition to the purchase of a new home.
Although donations to our cause are always welcomed, the vast
majority of our funding comes from members of HOBB devoting their time and
money to help change the laws to better protect the biggest investment of a
lifetime. We greatly appreciated any time you may give to help us achieve our