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Statement from NAHB Chairman Jerry Konter on House Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the Housing Crisis

Jerry Konter, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder and developer from Savannah, Ga., issued the following statement in response to today’s House Ways and Means Committee Hearing, Nowhere to Live: Profits, Disinvestment, and the American Housing Crisis:

“Committee members at today’s hearing would have benefited by hearing directly from builders and developers who can best speak to the challenges and barriers to solving our housing crisis. Rising home prices and interest rates are taking a terrible toll on housing affordability, with 87.5 million households—or roughly 69% of all U.S. households—unable to afford a new median-priced home.

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