Statement from NAHB Chairman Greg Ugalde on Rep. Waters Housing Bill

April 26, 2019

Greg Ugalde, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Torrington, Conn., issued the following statement on House Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Water’s housing bill:

“NAHB commends Chairwoman Waters for making it a priority to address the nation’s housing affordability crisis by introducing the ‘Housing is Infrastructure Act.’ The chairwoman’s bill highlights the role that additional costs, such as fees associated with infrastructure, play in housing affordability. Providing increased funding for important affordable housing programs and working to lower impact fees and streamline the development process are positive steps to address the nation’s unmet demand for low-income rental housing. NAHB looks forward to working with Chairwoman Waters and members of Congress to explore strategies to remove barriers to affordable housing development.”