NAHB Congratulates Donald Trump on Becoming the Nation’s 45th President

Filed in Advocacy by on January 20, 2017 2 Comments

NAHB congratulated Donald Trump today after he was sworn as the 45th President of the United States of America.

In an official statement, NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald said: “The nation’s home builders look forward to working with President Trump and bipartisan leaders of the 115th Congress to keep housing a national priority, to provide regulatory relief for the nation’s small business community and to advance policies that will expand homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans.”

In the weeks following the Nov. 8 elections, NAHB was busy laying the groundwork for a successful year in 2017. NAHB leaders held extensive discussions and sent background information to the Trump team about a number of significant issues, including President Obama’s Executive Order that drastically changes development rules in and around floodplains.

NAHB looks forward to working in a bipartisan manner with the new Trump administration and Republican and Democratic congressional leaders in the 115th Congress to tackle critical issues facing the housing industry.

Specifically, NAHB will be working with policymakers to:

  • Reform the regulatory process;
  • Ensure creditworthy home buyers and small businesses can get mortgages and loans;
  • Protect the mortgage interest deduction and expand the Low Income Housing Tax Credit; and
  • Enact comprehensive housing finance reform that safeguards the 30-year mortgage.

NAHB believes this pro-housing legislative and regulatory agenda will spur job growth and keep the housing and economic recovery moving forward.

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  1. Loren Swanson says:

    The news seems to be saying one the new presidents first actions was to change an Obama order that would have reduced the interest rates on FHA loans, thus allowing an increase of the interest rate.
    The news are saying this is an example of the president doing something to hurt the economy. He was to be helping the economy.
    What is the real story?

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