Statement from NAHB Chairman Carl Harris on New Democrat Coalition’s Housing Plan

Contacts: Elizabeth Thompson
AVP, Media Relations
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Stephanie Pagan
Director, Media Relations
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Carl Harris, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a custom home builder from Wichita, Kan., issued the following statement after the New Democrat Coalition unveiled its Housing Action Plan:

“NAHB commends the New Democrat Coalition for releasing its Housing Action Plan and making housing an important national priority. The best way to tame shelter inflation and to ease the nation’s housing affordability crisis is to put into place policies that will enable home builders to increase the supply of housing.

“This housing blueprint contains several elements to achieve this goal, including promoting and funding job training programs like Job Corps to address persistent labor shortages in the industry; strengthening the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to increase the production of affordable housing; and focusing on building material supply chain challenges, most notably for transformers, which are delaying home building projects and raising construction costs.

“NAHB looks forward to working with the New Democrat Coalition to keep housing atop the national agenda and to enact common-sense solutions that allow home builders to expand housing production.”