WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today endorsed Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-Calif.) for re-election to Congress.
“Rep. LaMalfa has consistently fought to promote policies to address ongoing housing affordability concerns that will enable more hardworking American families to achieve homeownership or have access to suitable rental housing,” said NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke, a custom home builder from Tampa, Fla.
Housing is important to local, state and national economies and accounts for about 15 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. NAHB believes in this critical election year that it is important to elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to Congress to ensure that housing and the economy move forward.
“We are proud to endorse Rep. LaMalfa for re-election,” said Fowke. “He has worked tirelessly to promote job training programs that will help ensure an ample supply of well-trained workers to build the nation’s homes.”
New home construction is an engine of job creation. On average, workers from 22 fields are needed to build a home. Constructing 100 single-family homes creates nearly 300 full-time jobs and $11.1 million in fees and taxes for all levels of government to help fund schools, roads, police and firefighters.
ABOUT NAHB: The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year.