Indiana Builders Association (IBA) Chief Executive Officer Rick Wajda and IBA members joined Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann at the Statehouse on Tuesday to celebrate Homeownership Month. Also in attendance were representatives from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), Habitat for Humanity of Indiana and the Indiana Association of REALTORS.
“Homeownership is the foundation of the American Dream, and I am pleased that Governor Pence and Lt. Gov. Ellspermann celebrate this by recognizing June as Homeownership Month,” said IBA CEO Rick Wajda. “It is critical that homeownership remains attainable and that access to safe and affordable housing remains a priority.”
Lt. Gov. Ellspermann presented a proclamation from Governor Pence declaring June as Homeownership Month in Indiana. The proclamation praises home builders for their contributions to the affordable homeownership opportunities available to Hoosiers today. In addition, the proclamation recognizes the opportunity to own a home as the strength of the state and the source of the spirit of civic-mindedness.
“There are numerous benefits to homeownership including tax incentives, financial security and the peace of mind that comes from having a place to call home. Hoosiers today will find many affordable housing options available due in large part to the historically low interest rates we are seeing right now,” said IBA President Linda Rogers. “It is fitting that we recognize June as Homeownership Month and celebrate the important role the housing industry plays in our local, state and national economies.”