Last updated on: 10/28/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“NAHB opposes illegal immigration and supports comprehensive reform that:

  • Protects our nation’s borders.
  • Ensures that employers continue to be held responsible only for identifying the identity and work authorization of their direct employees – and NOT their subcontractors.
  • Creates an efficient, temporary guest worker program for the construction industry that allows employers to recruit legal immigrant workers when there is a shortage of domestic workers.
  • Supports a plan to address the status of the current undocumented immigrant population and create a system whereby they can achieve legal status.”

National Association of Homebuilders, “Immigration Reform,” nahb.org (accessed May 18, 2016)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“NAHB is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association whose mission is to enhance the climate for housing and the building industry. Chief among NAHB’s goals is providing and expanding opportunities for all consumers to have safe, decent and affordable housing. As ‘the voice of America’s housing industry,’ NAHB helps promote policies that will keep housing a national priority.
Founded in 1942, NAHB is a federation of more than 800 state and local associations. About one-third of NAHB’s more than 160,000 members are home builders and/or remodelers. The remaining members are associates working in closely related fields within the housing industry, such as mortgage finance and building products and services.”

“Our Organization,” www.nahb.org (accessed Oct. 6, 2011)

Mission:

“NAHB exists to represent the building industry by serving its members and affiliated state and local builders associations to achieve an overall mission of member satisfaction, NAHB concentrates on the following goals –balanced national legislative, regulatory, and judicial public policy –public appreciation for the importance of housing and those who provide it –the premier resource for industry information, education, research, and technical expertise –improved business performance of its members and affiliates –effective management of staff, financial, and physical resources to satisfy the association’s needs.”

“Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax – 2009,” completed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), www.guidestar.org (accessed Oct. 6, 2011)

Other:
501(c)(6) tax-exempt corporation
Quoted in:
  1. Should E-Verify Be Mandatory for All Employers?