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Celebrate And Rededicate
Americans have much to celebrate in June during National Homeownership Month
|NAHB President Gary Garczynski
Americans have much to celebrate in June during National Homeownership Month. We enjoy the finest homes and highest standard of living in the world. Our national homeownership rate, now at a record 68%, is one of the highest in the world.
But we need to focus on more than our achievements. This celebration of housing provides the ideal opportunity to determine how we can achieve the goal of “a decent home and a suitable living environment for every American family,” which was set by Congress in the Housing Act of 1949.
Much remains to be done. Congress, state and local authorities need to focus on several key issues: