The Real Deal Miami

Home builders spend over $800,000 in lobbying in third quarter

November 04, 2008 04:52PM

The National Association of Home Builders in the third quarter spent $852,689 on lobbying in support of bills for aspiring homeowners and homeowners facing foreclosure, according to a disclosure form. The association has pushed for an economic stimulus package that includes incentives for home buyers. The group also hopes Congress will bring back a recently-eliminated program that allowed sellers to give down payment money to home buyers through charities. The National Association of Home Builders spent $3.2 million lobbying last year.