Doug Bibby, NMHC “The greatest current threat to the multifamily industry is poorly designed and executed GSE reform,” Bibby and Bob DeWitt wrote recently. (Photo:

WASHINGTON, DC—Whether victory in the presidential election goes to the Democratic or Republican contender, people will continue to require a roof over their heads. With that in mind, the National Multifamily Housing Council intends to put the spotlight on housing policy at both parties’ national conventions, starting with a panel discussion Wednesday at the Republican convention.

“As many as 4.4 million new renter households could form over the next decade, and more than ever we need to work with all levels of government to ensure our industry can meet the growing demand for rental housing,” says NMHC president Doug Bibby. “The conventions provide an unprecedented opportunity to educate policymakers about the fundamentals of our housing markets and how they have the potential to impact our economy overall, not to mention the families and communities that call rental housing home.”

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Paul Bubny

Paul Bubny is managing editor of Real Estate Forum and He has been reporting on business since 1988 and on commercial real estate since 2007. He is based at ALM Real Estate Media Group's offices in New York City.

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