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Blog petition promotes affordable housing

Several real estate industry groups support effort

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A national group has launched a blog-based petition drive to gather support for affordable housing. The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, along with groups including the National Association of Realtors, Mortgage Bankers Association and National Association of Home Builders, among others, are supporting the Housing America 2007 petition. The petition, at, seeks to gather support for the prioritization of affordable housing projects, and signatures will be collected through the fall and then presented to Congress and the Bush administration. According to the petition description, "More than 70 years ago, this nation committed itself to providing a decent home and suitable living environment for all Americans. To date, this promise has not been fully realized. With renewed public support and enlightened leadership, we are committed to reestablishing this objective as a national priority." An estimated 15.6 million households p...