State Representative Lynn Slaby (R-Copley) today attended the groundbreaking ceremony at the Home Builders Association (HBA), which serves Portage and Summit counties. The HBA is slated to construct a complex that will be known as the Greater Akron Housing Center, which will be the new location of the Akron Area Board of Realtors.

“I am excited that the Board of Realtors and the HBA have joined together to encourage an optimistic outlook on the future of home construction and sales,” stated Rep. Slaby.

The alliance of the two associations provides an opportunity to jointly promote the benefits of home ownership and to educate the public on potential threats to the American dream. The theme of the groundbreaking event is “A Funeral for a Fiend,” where the associations will bury the housing crisis and the negativity it has caused for the local community.

While the HBA is well aware of the challenges that remain in their industry, the association as a whole plans to use this event as a foundation for channeling positive energy toward bringing area buyers back into the marketplace.


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