Tampa Rally to Protect Homeownership

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NAHB, local home builders associations, state lawmakers, business and community leaders and current and future home buyers are joining together to “Rally for Homeownership” in Tampa, Fla., on July 11. One of a series of rallies planned for swing states around the country through October, the event will send a powerful message to elected leaders that Americans value homeownership because it strengthens the economy and local businesses, creates jobs and provides much-needed tax revenue for state and local governments.

Local economies have suffered from the slowdown in home construction, and home buyers and home owners are struggling to find affordable mortgage loans that could help them avoid default and foreclosure.

To address these problems, rally attendees will sign petitions asking elected officials to:

  • Protect the mortgage interest deduction
  • Guarantee credit-worthy consumers and small businesses the opportunity to obtain mortgages and loans
  • Resolve the foreclosure crisis

WHO: Speakers will include Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Commission Chairmen Ken Hagen, among other influential community leaders. The event is sponsored by the Tampa Bay Home Builders Association, the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Joe Chillura Courthouse Square, Downtown Tampa at Kennedy and Pierce streets

For more information, to register or to sign the petition, visit www.ProtectHomeownership.com/TampaRally.

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