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From the President: Legislation Aids Struggle

By Bruce Smith. Legislation pending in Congress would help open the door to homeownership for a new generation of Americans while providing the economy with a much-needed shot in the arm. Although the nationwide homeownership rate stands near an all-time high of 67.5 percent, millions of American households are still struggling to buy their first home, and the homeownership rate among the nation's largest minority groups--African Americans and Hispanics--is under 50 percent. Read more

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From the President: Helping Hands

I've always been proud to be a home builder, and after seeing the amazing outpouring of support from members of the home building industry for the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America, I'm prouder than ever before. And to further support this important effort, the NAHB donated $250,000 to the fund, and the National Housing Endowment contributed $125,000. Read more

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From the President: Call to Recovery From the President: Call to Recovery

The landscape of our lives changed irrevocably over the course of a few terrifying hours on Sept. 11, 2001. The twin towers of the World Trade Center symbolized America's enduring economic strength. Read more

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From the President: Smart Growing? From the President: Smart Growing?

From day-to-day operations to antiquated practices, growth guide effects change.The most important planning document in almost a century will soon make its way to the nation's 50 state legislatures and, for better or for worse, may have a significant effect on growth and development for decades to come.The American Planning Association (APA) wrote the "Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook" because of a belief that existing state planning enabling statutes--in many cases written in the first half of the 20th century--were not adequate to meet the challenges of setting planning and land-use policy in 21st century America. Read more

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From the President: Free Web for Small Builders

Small builders benefit from free Internet site creation and hosting. Read more

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