New Group Aims to Lobby for Homeowners’ Rights


A newly formed national nonprofit seeks to become the voice of homeowners, much in the same way that AARP is the voice of consumers over the age of 50.

America’s Homeowner Alliance, whose advisory board includes representatives from well-regarded consumer and community groups as well as housing industry professionals, formally launched this month. It hopes to attract 250,000 members within a year.

There have been membership-driven homeowner advocacy groups and grass-roots alliances formed in the past, ones whose efforts revolved around some of the same issues that the alliance hopes to take on for homeowners, like the mortgage interest deduction. None of those organizations has generated anywhere near the name recognition of AARP, though, which claims more than 38 million members.

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