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GOP Platform Calls for 'Balanced' National Housing Policy

Friday, August 4, 2000 - 1:45AM

The Republican Party’s national platform calls for a "balanced" national housing policy that includes both decent multifamily rental housing and more opportunities for low-income families to own their own homes. "Affordable housing is in the national interest," the platform says. "That is why the mortgage interest deduction for primary residences was put into the federal tax code, and why tax reform of any kind should continue to encourage homeownership. At the same time, a balanced national housing policy must recognize that decent housing includes apartments, and addresses the needs of all citizens, including renters."

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