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Contacts: Felicia Watson
(202) 266-8229
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Alex Strong
(202) 266-8279
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David Logan
(202) 266-8448
dlogan@nahb.org

Trade Policy Affects Housing Costs

 

The rising cost of building materials is harming housing affordability as the trade war on softwood lumber, steel, aluminum and other imported materials and equipment exacerbates price volatility and drives up housing costs.

 

The administration has imposed tariffs on these key building materials and on a wide variety of other goods used by the home building industry in an effort to resolve trade conflicts. However, tariffs are essentially taxes paid by American businesses and families, not foreign countries.

 

With America facing a housing affordability crisis, it is counterproductive to enact policies that drive up the cost of housing and push homeownership out of reach of hard-working American families.

 

Congress must urge the administration to end tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum and numerous other goods used to build American homes.

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Canadian Softwood Lumber
The United States must resume negotiations with Canada on a lumber trade deal to provide home builders with access to reasonably priced lumber.

Canadian Softwood Lumber

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The United States must resume negotiations with Canada on a lumber trade deal to provide home builders with access to reasonably priced lumber.
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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) holds the potential to lift the housing economy.

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