Mayors Build Home with Advanced Housing Technologies for Homeownership Week 2000
With the theme of "With Liberty and Equity for All," National Homeownership Week 2000 took place June 3rd through June 10th. More than one thousand events took place during the week - from official mayoral proclamations to educational seminars about housing finance to homeownership fairs.
Since the introduction of the National Homeownership Strategy in 1994, the overall homeownership rate has increased from 64.2 percent to 67.1 percent in the first quarter of 2000, creating almost 7 million new homeowners.
One of the many successful Homeownership Week events was the US Conference of Mayors' Mayors Build 2000. Nearly 60 Mayors from across the country took an active role in affordable housing by picking up their tool belts to work with Habitat for Humanity and partner families. Mayors Build is an annual event organized by the US Conference of Mayors, Habitat for Humanity, HUD, and Freddie Mac under the umbrella of the National Partners in Homeownership. PATH also helped sponsor the event this year.
The house featured several PATH-evaluated technologies donated in kind by the product manufacturers. The advanced housing technologies that were featured in the home included drywall clips, pre-finished drywall corners, insulated headers and new generation OSB subflooring.
"We believe building a home with a family epitomizes what being a mayor is all about - helping our citizens to improve their neighborhoods and their lives," said Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. "We value our partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, Freddie Mac, and HUD."
The new homeowners who also participated in the Build include Cao and Xuan Pham and their four children and Jose and Maria Reynaga and their two children.
Content updated on 2/13/2003