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Tell Your Members of Congress to Urge President Trump to Re-Start Softwood Lumber Trade Negotiations with Canada

HBA Members,

Your assistance is desperately needed.

Since January of last year, rising lumber prices have increased the price of an average single-family home by $6,388.

Much of these unprecedented price hikes are due to tariffs averaging more than 20 percent on Canadian softwood lumber shipments into the U.S. 

The tariffs are acting as a tax on American home builders and home buyers, making housing less affordable for American families. 

Read more details here about the Canadian Softwood Lumber issue:

The Home Builders Association of Dayton and National Association of Home Builders ask each member of the federation to contact their members of Congress and ask them to encourage President Trump to re-start softwood lumber trade negotiations with Canada.

Using the National Association of Home Builders' BuilderLink portal - - the process is simple and will take only a few minutes.

Here are the three steps:

  1. Login (if you have previously used BuilderLink) or register on BuilderLink.

  2. Click on the TAKE ACTION! button at the bottom left of the page. Your information will populate an email that the National Association of Home Builders created, and will be directed to your local members of Congress.

  3. Click the TAKE ACTION! button again at the bottom of the page, the email will be sent to your members of Congress.

Calls to action like this to advocate on behalf of residential construction, and engagement from our members for our federation, help keep our industry strong. We hope that you will join us in urging our elected officials to keep home ownership affordable for Americans.

National Association of Home Builders' BuilderLink portal:


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