House Takes Up Housing Stimulus Legislation
Urge Swift Passage and Extension of the Housing Tax Credit!
Thank you for your phone calls and emails to Congress over the last several weeks urging passage of housing stimulus legislation. With your help, the Senate passed HR 3221 last Friday, July 11.
HR 3221 has moved back to the House for its final consideration. One of the key provisions in the bill is the homebuyer tax credit. As currently crafted, the tax credit will expire on April 1, 2009, missing the peak spring/summer buying season. The expiration date of the tax credit needs to be extended by as much as possible to capture this critical period.
Once again, your help is needed. Please call your Member of Congress at 1-866-924-NAHB (6242) and ask him/her to:
1. Extend the tax credit expiration date as much as possible to capture the 2009 peak spring/summer buying season;
2. Act quickly to pass housing stimulus in order for the bill to have the biggest impact on the housing economy;
HR 3221 will return to the Senate one more time after the House passes the bill. The quicker the House passes HR 3221, the faster the Senate can approve the bill and send it to the President.
Please help put pressure on Congress and move us one step closer to providing housing relief to millions of Americans!
NAHB Legislative Hotline Instructions
Please take a moment to call the NAHB Legislative Hotline, at 1-866-924-NAHB (6242), and get connected, free-of-charge, to Capitol Hill.
1. When you call the NAHB Legislative Hotline, you will hear a brief message.
2. You will be asked to enter your zip code, and then you will be connected to your lawmaker’s office.
3. Tell them who you are, where you are calling from and your connection to the housing industry (legislative offices want to know they are talking to constituents).
4. Inform them that you are calling on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders.
5. Tell them to extend the tax credit expiration date as much as possible to capture 2009 spring/summer peak buying season, AND act quickly to pass housing stimulus legislation in order for the bill to have the biggest impact on the housing economy.
Thank you for your ongoing advocacy!