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Apartment Industry Response to Dr. Ben Carson Being Confirmed as HUD Secretary

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) following Dr. Ben Carson’s confirmation as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

“NMHC and NAA congratulate Secretary Carson on his confirmation and as an industry, we look forward to working with him and his team to develop a balanced housing policy that recognizes the importance of a strong housing market for both rental and home ownership.

“President Trump’s recent comments before Congress and Secretary Carson’s confirmation are encouraging signs that the new administration is committed to working with the apartment industry to reduce burdensome regulations that create compliance uncertainty and result in costly mandates that divert resources from the production and operation of multifamily housing.  

“With the number of households renting apartments standing at an all-time high of almost 19 million, it has never been more important that private industry and lawmakers come together in support of pro-growth policies that make it easier for American residents and families to find housing that fits their unique needs and circumstances and that helps them contribute to their communities. A modern, comprehensive housing policy will create millions of jobs and align housing supply with demand.”

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For more than 20 years, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) have partnered on behalf of America’s apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of 170 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of multifamily rental housing. Apartments and their 39 million residents support more than 12 million jobs and contribute $1.3 trillion to the economy.