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Statement from NAHB Chairman Tom Woods on Supreme Court Fair Housing Act Ruling

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Tom Woods, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder from Blue Springs, Mo., issued the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Fair Housing Act ruling.

“NAHB is a strong supporter of the Fair Housing Act’s goals to allow all people to obtain housing free from discrimination. The nation’s home builders stand ready to develop and build safe and decent housing in all communities across the country. However, as the court stated, the Fair Housing Act cannot put ‘private developers in a double bind of liability, subject to suit whether they choose to rejuvenate a city core or to promote new low-income housing in suburban communities.’ While today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision has far reaching consequences for home builders and home buyers alike, we look forward to working with HUD and Congress to create clear rules that ensure builders can readily comply with the Fair Housing Act while assisting localities that need affordable housing.”

Elizabeth Thompson