Use All Legal Means Necessary to Protect Property Rights

NAHB’s proactive litigation efforts have forced governmental bodies and agencies at the state and federal levels to scale back or entirely eliminate efforts to limit or stop development on countless parcels nationwide. Fighting on behalf of property owners, NAHB on Nov. 28 filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District, a landmark case that will have major implications for land developers across the country.  The U.S. Supreme Court will decide the extent to which government can tell a home builder or developer to pay money or make improvements to off-site land miles away from their own property before they can develop their own land.   The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the case by June 30, 2013. View more details here.