NAHB endorses House, Senate candidates
Congress must enact pro-housing policies, group says
NAHB officials will find out tomorrow if the candidates it supported will win election.
The National Association of Home Builders endorsed 137 U.S. House and Senate candidates in Tuesday’s election — the first time the group had officially supported any candidates.
"The Democratic and Republican incumbents and candidates that NAHB is endorsing have demonstrated a commitment to make housing and homeownership a national priority and to advance policies that will put families in homes and spur job and economic growth," said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Illinois. "The next Congress must focus on housing and tackle pressing issues that are holding back a more robust housing and economic recovery.”
Brady said Congress has failed to fix the nation’s housing problems, and the NAHB decided it needed to become active in supporting pro-housing lawmakers. The association will be urging Congress in 2017 to streamline regulations, protect tax credits and deductions, and enact housing finance reform.
"Housing is critical to a strong and prosperous nation," he said. "These policies will promote homeownership, provide rental housing opportunities and keep housing and the economy moving forward."
A list of the NAHB’s preferred candidates are here. The association said it does not make an endorsement for president.