Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 — Governor Markell, members of the Delaware General Assembly, the Home Builders Association of Delaware (HBADE), and the Delaware Association of REALTORS® (DAR) held a celebration event recognizing National Homeownership Month. The event took place in Dover, Delaware on the Green Legislative Mall, in front of Legislative Hall. In addition to representatives from both sides of the aisle, the event was attended by home builders and realtors to recognize the importance of homeownership.
In recognition of the occasion, Governor Markell spoke about the importance to Delaware of new and existing homes and presented his Proclamation declaring June as National Homeownership Month in Delaware.
We also received remarks from DSHA Director Anas Ben Addi supporting homeownership and reminding the audience of the valuable work DSHA does to enhance homeownership for both first time buyers and repeat homebuyers in Delaware.
We were privileged to hear from members of the General Assembly that took time out of their busy schedules to talk, including Representative Valerie Longhurst, Senator Greg Lavelle, Representative Deborah Hudson, Representative Michael Ramone, and Representative Ruth Briggs King. We were also privileged to hear from prominent builders and realtors – Kevin Kelly, Chairman of the Board of NAHB (pictured above); Kevin Whittaker, President of HBADE (pictured below), and Rob Harman, President of DAR.
Thanks to all for attending. And special thanks to Amanda Kaye of Exposed Branches Photography for the pictures.
Pictured above (L to R): Eric Braunstein, DAR; Rob Harman, President DAR; Kevin Whittaker, President HBADE, Howard Fortunato, HBADE.