When it gets hot outside, people start moving, which makes it a perfect time to celebrate National Home Ownership Month.
Recognized in June, the holiday started as a time to reflect on the impact owning a home has on household wealth, neighborhood stability and the nation’s broader economic health. The theme for 2019 is “Find Your Place in a New Era of Homeownership.”
We at Legacy Housing Corporation couldn’t agree more. Many of us still remember the housing crash, how it devasted so many families. Younger people have started giving up on the classic American dream because so many markets have home prices that seem unreachable.
It’s time for affordable homes. It’s time to shelve outdated ideas about homes that don’t work for today’s families. It’s time for a new start.
Today, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson kicked off the month-long recognition by hosting an academic forum on the state of homeownership in the U.S. following the housing crisis, specifically the challenges millennials face as they enter the market in greater numbers.
“After all we’ve been through, homeownership remains an American value and the cornerstone of our economy,” said Secretary Carson.
Manufactured homes, tiny houses, 3-D printed houses, and other innovative home solutions filled the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at the start of the celebration with families encouraged to come in to see how this type of housing defies the stereotypes of the past.
“In terms of innovation, we can lower the costs for many of our American citizens,” Carson said during an interview with Fox5DC. “There are alternatives. We don’t have to be constrained by these horrific prices. Come, look at the displays. A lot of the manufactured homes are better looking than site-built homes. They are much more resilient to hurricanes and storms. It should pique people’s interest.”
If it’s piqued your interest, please check out the quality, affordable housing options offered by Legacy Housing Corporation.