Housing


The Problem  |   Take Action   |   The Background


The Problem

While we applaud the new Administration’s commitment to ease overregulation, which typically add 25 percent to the cost of a new home, we are concerned that policymakers are threatening to abandon our nation’s long-standing commitment to homeownership by changing the tax code, credit standards and the secondary mortgage market. If enacted, these could have cascading negative consequences on vinyl building products. 

Take Action

  • Register for the 2017 Vinyl Industry Congressional Fly-in: Join exeutives from across the vinyl value chain as we advance our key issues with Congress and the new administration in the White House. 
  • Sign up for Vinyl Advocacy News: The Vinyl Institute provides numerous ways for the vinyl industry to keep up on industry issues and to engage with lawmakers, including: Vinyl Advocacy News, a bi-weekly newsletter offering updates on key issues and legislation that affect the vinyl industry.
  • Host a Plant Tour: Vinyl Industry members are encouraged to invite their state and federal lawmakers for plant tours of the facilities in a Congressional member’s district. The Vinyl Institute has created a Plant Tour Guide that provides all the information and steps needed to implement a successful plant tour. 

The Background

Fully 15 percent of the U.S. economy relies on housing yet it continues to endured the longest and most severe downturn since the Great Depression.  This drag on the economy has negatively affected millions of jobs, including those in the vinyl industry, which produces a large array of building products, from windows and doors to siding, exterior trim, fencing and decking, cables and wiring, flooring, wallcoverings, and high quality PVC pipe.