Mar. 13, 2024

HARRISBURG – Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) today announces legislation that would reassess and update the state’s building codes and regulations, in an effort to combat the housing shortage and improve attainability in the Commonwealth.

The legislation would instruct the Review and Advisory Council to skip the next round of updates in the Uniform Construction Code and instead study existing codes, identify cost drivers to building and create a list of alternatives to the codes that would not compromise safety.

“Housing prices have skyrocketed, and it’s no longer feasible for many Pennsylvanians to buy a home or property,” Heffley said. “In Carbon County, we have a lot of blighted properties that builders are trying to restore, but it is difficult due to rising building costs. My legislation would help alleviate these costs.”

Heffley’s bill is one of a package of 12 bills that focuses on different aspects of the housing market which includes affordability through tax breaks and grants, and incentives for both homeowners and builders.

For more information on this legislation, contact Heffley’s district office at 610-377-6363.

Representative Doyle Heffley
122nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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