July 18, 2018 Press Releases

National Association of Home Builders Endorses Heidi Heitkamp for U.S. Senate

FARGO, N.D. – Today, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) endorsed Heidi Heitkamp for U.S. Senate, citing her strong record of supporting affordable housing in North Dakota and beyond. Heidi has long served as an advocate for affordable housing policies in the Senate and played a role in the ongoing housing and economic recovery since arriving in the Senate.

In 2016, Heidi was presented with a “Defender of Housing Award” in recognition of her work that went “above and beyond for the housing industry.” As Senator, Heidi fought to help vulnerable veterans secure housingprovided regulatory relief to community banks and credit unions that support home ownership in North Dakota, and worked to find solutions to the housing crisis, taking a statewide tour and meeting with tribal leaders to discuss housing concerns.

“Senator Heitkamp has consistently demonstrated that she is a champion of housing and has pushed to advance the policies that will put families in homes, create jobs and spur economic growth,” NAHB Chairman Randy Noel said.“We are proud to endorse Senator Heitkamp for re-election because she supports efforts to remove regulatory barriers that harm housing affordability and believes that small businesses are the engine that drives our economy.”

“North Dakotans from Wahpeton to Williston know how important affordable housing is in North Dakota. Housing isn’t just critical for making sure that every North Dakotan has a roof over their head – it’s a pocketbook issue that’s crucial for our state’s economy,” Senator Heitkamp said. “Home construction is a major job creator and housing accounts for a substantial portion of our nation’s economy – that’s why I’ve always been committed to acting as a champion for affordable housing legislation in the Senate. I’m incredibly grateful to have the support of the National Association of Home Builders and will continue advocating on behalf of North Dakotans pursuing the dream of homeownership.”