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Home builders host rally to tell lawmakers that homeownership still works for America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 6, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — After decades of public policy designed to support homeownership, the American Dream is now under attack.  Lawmakers and regulators are crafting proposals that, if left unchecked, will harm home owners, home buyers, the housing market and the nation’s economy.  On Thursday, January 12,  Columbia’s home builders, Realtors and other industry professionals will join political, business and community leaders for a rally on the steps of the South Carolina State House to tell policymakers that homeownership still works in America…and needs our strong support.

– Home Builders Association of South Carolina President Dave Gulley
– Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.)
– 2012 GOP presidential candidates (invited)
– Community leaders (invited)

Rally for Homeownership on the north steps of the South Carolina State House to tell elected officials to protect homeownership from threats including scaling back or eliminating the mortgage interest deduction, reducing access to affordable mortgages and loans for home buyers and small businesses, and the foreclosure crisis.  Attendees can sign a petition to elected leaders calling for a renewed commitment to tax, legislative and regulatory actions that support and encourage homeownership. The event is open to all.

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012
12:30 p.m., Lunch buffet provided by Doc’s Barbecue
1:00 p.m., Rally

South Carolina State House, Columbia, S.C.
North Steps
1101 Gervais Street

To register for media credentials, please RSVP to Mark Nix (803) 771-7408 or Christy Moran (202) 701-8711.

For more information, to sign the petition or to register to attend, visit