NAHB Lauds House for Extending NFIP and Government Funding, Urges Senate to Act Now

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Alicia Huey, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder and developer from Birmingham, Ala., issued the following statement after Congress approved H.R. 5860, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act, legislation that would fund the government and the National Flood Insurance Program for an additional 45 days:

“NAHB commends the House for acting in a bipartisan manner to pass H.R. 5860, legislation that will fund the federal government and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for an additional 45 days. NAHB has worked tirelessly with lawmakers to make them aware that even a short-term disruption to the flood insurance program would force delays—and in some cases, cancellations—to home sales and multifamily transactions that require federal flood insurance under the NFIP. We urge the Senate to act quickly to keep the federal government open, including the vital NFIP. And moving forward, NAHB will continue to work with Congress to achieve a long-term reauthorization of the NFIP that will keep the program fiscally sound and let builders provide safe and affordable housing.”