Statement from NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke on the Build Back Better Package

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Chuck Fowke, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla., today issued the following statement on the need to include housing as part of the Build Back Better program during an event on Capitol Hill hosted by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters:

“NAHB applauds Sen. Sherrod Brown and Rep. Maxine Waters for their principled stand on the urgent need to include funding for housing in the Build Back Better Plan when some other leaders in Congress would contemplate jettisoning an opportunity for such a historic investment. Regulatory barriers, coupled with the current building material supply chain crisis, has priced thousands of hard-working American families out of housing at a time when housing demand is at an all-time high. An investment in housing will provide the best economic bang for the buck. Safe, decent and affordable rental housing provides the pathway to owning your own home and the American Dream of homeownership can be the gateway to the middle class.”