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New NAHB Website Focuses on Threats to Homeownership

May 14, 2012

ProtectHomeownership GraphicThe National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has launched a new website to shine a light on threats to homeownership.

The website, ProtectHomeownership.com, focuses on the many threats facing homeowners and the housing industry such as:

  • The push to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction.
  • Policies that would make mortgages and small business loans unaffordable and even more difficult to obtain.
  • The lack of credit for acquisition and development of land and construction (AD&C financing) of new homes available to builders.
  • The problem of foreclosures and how they affect appraisals.

“American families aspire to homeownership because they know that it promotes stability and is critical in creating wealth and providing upward mobility and financial security for families. Equally important, homeownership supports the economy by creating jobs,” said NAHB Chairman Barry Rutenberg. “Government policies that negatively impact families’ ability to own a home would be devastating for home owners, the housing market and the nation’s economy.”

ProtectHomesownership.com uses FAQ, poll data, economic analysis and reports to clearly illustrate the threats facing homeownership in the country. The site also provides an online petition urging policymakers to keep housing a national priority, information about how to participate in homeownership rallies that are being held in a number of communities in 2012, and links to social media communities on Facebook.com/ProtectHomeownership and Twitter.com/4Homeownership.

“New home construction spurs productivity, creates jobs for millions of Americans and generates revenues for all levels of government,” said Rutenberg. “This website will help educate the public about the imminent threats to the American Dream of homeownership and empower them to make sure their voices are heard.”

What are the main threats facing Chicagoland homeownership? Please leave us your comments.

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