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Tallahassee Builders Association Names Congresswoman Gwen Graham (District 2) a Defender of Housing
Congresswoman Gwen Graham representing District 2 was honored by the TBA with the Defender of Housing Award, acknowledging Ms. Graham as forward-thinking federal legislator who recognizes housing’s significant role within the U.S. economy
“Congresswoman Graham understands the key national issues facing home builders and remodelers here in Tallahassee,” said HBA president Larry Wayne Strickland, a remodeling contractor in Leon County. “The unfortunate effect of too much legislation and regulation is that it drives up the cost of housing, making it more difficult for families to afford a home.”
“Home building is by its very nature a series of productive partnerships: between the home builder and his or her client, trade contractor, banker or architect,” said Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and a home builder in Bloomington, Ill.  “The Defender of Housing Award honors another very important partnership: our ongoing work with the lawmakers who, in many ways, create the blueprint for our businesses with their votes on legislation that define how our industry operates.”
NAHB created the Defender of Housing Award on behalf of the more than 700 state and local HBAs across the country that make up the NAHB Federation. These HBAs chose their nominees, and a panel of NAHB elected leaders chose the finalists. The awards will be presented throughout the month of August to recipients nationwide.
“No matter how TBA chooses to present this award to Congresswoman Graham and to those that follow, each one represents a strong commitment to affordable housing, consumer choice and most importantly, the significant contribution that home building makes to the economy,” Larry Wayne Strickland, TBA president said. “Homeownership is the engine that drives this nation, and the Defender of Housing Award goes to those men and women that enable more homes to be built.”