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Kevin Kelly, a Delaware builder and developer, has taken the helm as National Association of Home Builders' chairman of the board.
Kelly is president of Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc., and became actively involved with the Home Builders Association of Delaware when he joined the company in 1979. His building experience includes land development, multifamily and single-family home building, with an emphasis on affordable housing.
“Our focus this year will be to ensure that the housing market continues to strengthen,” said Kelly. “We will fight to protect the mortgage interest deduction, the Low Income Housing Tax Credit and other vital housing tax provisions. We will work with the Administration and members of Congress in a bipartisan manner to enact meaningful housing finance reform that includes a federal backstop to ensure sufficient mortgage liquidity for homeownership and rental housing opportunities. On the regulatory side, we will oppose unnecessary and burdensome regulations that harm home builders and consumers and seek major reforms in appraisal practices to ensure that appraisals accurately reflect true market values.”
Kelly was congratulated by Delaware Governor Jack Markell. “His commitment to affordable housing has made a difference for people in Delaware and his experience will serve him well as chairman of NAHB,” Markell said. “I congratulate him on this honor.”