[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 3, 2008)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 31747-31748]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 08-1320]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 3, 2008 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8263 of May 29, 2008

National Homeownership Month, 2008

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For many Americans, owning a home represents freedom, 
                independence, and the American dream. During National 
                Homeownership Month, we highlight the benefits of 
                owning a home and encourage our fellow citizens to be 
                responsible homeowners.

                My Administration is committed to helping Americans 
                achieve their dreams of homeownership. We have worked 
                to ensure that the mortgage industry is more 
                transparent, reliable, and fair, and in order to 
                sustain homeownership, we have launched initiatives to 
                help responsible homeowners keep their homes. The 
                FHASecure program has given the Federal Housing 
                Administration more flexibility in refinancing 
                mortgages for homeowners who have good credit histories 
                but cannot afford their current payments. In addition, 
                the HOPE NOW Alliance connects struggling homeowners 
                with lenders, loan servicers, and mortgage counselors 
                to help families stay in their homes. Homeowners 
                deserve our help, and these initiatives assist those in 

                During National Homeownership Month and throughout the 
                year, I encourage all Americans to take advantage of 
                financial education opportunities to explore 
                homeownership. My Advisory Council on Financial 
                Literacy is finding ways to help educate people from 
                all walks of life about matters pertaining to their 
                finances and their futures. By practicing fiscal 
                responsibility, Americans can contribute to the 
                strength of our neighborhoods and our country.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim June 2008 as National 
                Homeownership Month. I call upon the people of the 
                United States to join me in recognizing the importance 
                of homeownership and building a more prosperous future 
                for themselves and their communities.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-second. 
                    (Presidential Sig.)

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