NAHB Promotes Infrastructure Finance Alternatives Among Public Officials
With state and local governments facing a fiscal crisis, NAHB has been actively working this summer with prominent groups that represent public officials to encourage them to seek alternative financing alternatives for infrastructure.
NAHB has attended the annual meetings of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the National Association of Counties (NaCO) and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Addressing the general session of NaCo in the early summer, NAHB President Kent Conine provided real world examples of alternative methods that have enabled governments to finance infrastructure despite revenue shortfalls.
NAHB made a similar presentation to ALEC’s Commerce and Economic Development Task Force, focusing on public/private partnerships to address infrastructure needs and emphasizing the importance of finding alternatives to impact fees, which have been eroding the affordability of housing.