The Top 12 HBA Actions, Number 5:

Builder Review Daily is exploring the Top 12 actions that NAHB has taken on behalf of Home Builders across the nation this Spring.

Number 5, implementation of a new website to harness public support for homeownership:
With numerous legislative and regulatory proposals taking aim at the American Dream of homeownership and federal elections just around the corner, NAHB is seeking to harness the public’s support for this worthy cause through our newly launched website at

This consumer-oriented website alerts readers to the numerous threats to homeownership, including recent proposals to scale back or eliminate the mortgage interest deduction, raise the minimum downpayment on most mortgages and revoke federal government support for the housing finance system. Importantly, the site also provides multiple ways for the public to take positive action to protect this fundamental element of American life. For example, visitors are encouraged to sign an online petition that urges lawmakers to keep housing as a national priority, and are told how they can participate in upcoming homeownership rallies that NAHB has scheduled in communities across the country in coming months. For more information, contact: Blake Smith (800-368-5242 x8583).