CABR Recognizes June 2018 as National Home Ownership Month

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 by Andrew Clark No Comments

CABR Recognizes June 2018 as National Home Ownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to reflect upon the impact owning a home has on household wealth, neighborhood stability and the nation’s broader economic health.

President Donald J. Trump proclaimed June 2018 National Homeownership Month.  This year’s theme is National Homeownership Month 2018: Find Your Place.

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson kicked off the month-long recognition Friday by hosting an academic forum on the state of homeownership in the U.S. following the housing crisis, specifically the challenges millennials face as they enter the market in greater numbers.

“Homeownership serves as an enduring symbol of security and prosperity, and it provides many Americans with a legacy they can pass down to their children and grandchildren,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “During National Homeownership Month, we recognize the abiding value of owning a home, and we rededicate ourselves toward helping hard-working families to find their place in the American dream.”

The National Association of Realtors® President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia, Missouri and CEO of RE/MAX Boone Realty issued the following statement:

“National Homeownership Month is a time to celebrate and promote the modern American Dream of owning a home.

“Homeownership changes lives and enhances futures, and many Americans see it as one of their greatest hopes. These individuals are counting on the nation’s 1.3 million Realtors® to champion and protect homeownership and help make it more affordable, attainable and sustainable.

“Realtors® pledge to continue to lead efforts to ensure that the dream of homeownership is not only possible, but very real, for any and all who want to achieve it, so they can have a place of their own to make memories, start growing their financial futures, and build strong communities.”

The National Association of Realtors® engages consumers during National Homeownership Month and all year long with housing-related tips, news, stories and policy issues through Homeownership Matters, https://homeownershipmatters.realtor/  and HouseLogic, https://www.houselogic.com/(link is external).

The National Association of Realtors® is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.3 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.