2023 Installation & Awards Banquet

January 6 @ 6:00 pm 9:30 pm

Get the New Year off to a good start by celebrating the leadership legacy of the 7-year history of the Home Builders Association of the Greater Rockford Area at the 2023 Installation & Awards Banquet.

The cost is $50 per person, tables set for 6 or 8.
Please fill out the RSVP form by 3:30 p.m. on January 3rd.

Thank you Sponsors:
Green State Credit Union for Dinner Wine
Title Underwriters Agency for Centerpieces and Raffle

$50 Steak
$50 Chicken
$50 Pasta
$50 Fish

Home Builders Association of Rockford

(815) 962-1148

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5611 E State St
Rockford, Illinois 61108 United States
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Nobody Asked Me But… It’s a Catch-22

By Dennis Sweeney,
Executive Vice President HBA of Rockford

Catch-22, by Joseph Heller, a WWII bombardier, is a satirical war novel examining the absurdity of war and military life through the experiences of numerous characters attempting to maintain their sanity while fulfilling their service requirements so that they may return home. The title refers to a fictional bureaucratic stipulation that embodies illogical and immoral reasoning, which has become associated with such policies since the publication of Catch-22 in 1961.

Here is the current housing situation. As a result of the federal spending to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID pandemic, inflation has ballooned. To mitigate the impact of this inflation and reduce its long-term impact on the economy, the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates. As a result, 30-year mortgages are now over 7.00%, and housing sales are plummeting. To counter this, the housing industry is lobbying the federal government for support to build houses, and one federal response is to spend more money. That is a catch-22.