Cluster Box Unit Mail Delivery

Resolved that the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) urge the United States Postal Service (USPS) to maintain the option of curbside or sidewalk delivery in new residential developments;

Further resolved that NAHB actively oppose any effort by the USPS to mandate cluster mailbox delivery as the "preferred" method of delivery in new residential developments;

Further resolved that NAHB encourage USPS to recognize that the various modes of delivery contained in the current Postal Operations Manual are valid for use by developers and builders;

Further resolved that NAHB urge the Postal Regulatory Commission to ensure through its oversight that the USPS abandon any policy that may disproportionately affect rural, lower income, elderly, disabled, and predominately minority communities across the country;

Further resolved that, in the event that cluster mailbox units are installed, NAHB urge the USPS to provide for the maintenance of the units and assume all liability associated with such installation and maintenance;

Further resolved that NAHB urge Congress to hold hearings to examine the potential benefits and problems associated with widespread adoption of centralized delivery. 

Resolution originally adopted: 2019/02 No. 3

Committee with primary jurisdiction:
  • Land Development Committee

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