This week, members of the Home Builders Association had the rare opportunity for an audience with the Delaware Federal Congressional delegation regarding national housing issues.
Over 30 builder and associate members gathered March 30, 2015 in the Rodney Square conference room of member firm Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor (YCST) as we met with Senator Chris Coons, Representative John Carney, and Bill Ghent, Chief of Staff for Senator Tom Carper.
Our meeting was part of Bring Housing Home – a nationwide initiative by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) to reach out to members of the Federal Senate and House of Representatives. Earlier this month, local Home Builders Associations across the country scheduled meetings with their local delegations on national legislative topics of importance to housing.
We engaged questions to Senator Coons and Congressman Carney and Senator Carper’s representative related to housing finance reform, tax reform, and wetlands. We also talked about the recent Presidential Executive Order, which will change the definition of a floodplain in federally funded or federally approved projects.
All agreed it was an informative session and a unique venue to meet/greet/mix/mingle with our elected representatives and their staff members. Any members that want a copy of our handouts or talking points on the topics should request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional photos from the event can be found here:
A big thank you to John Tracey at YCST for hosting the event, and to their Facilities Manager Claire Harmer for setting the venue up at their office.