The housing industry's Big Three-the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Mortgage Bankers Association-held a joint press conference this week to show their backing for a dramatically expanded FHA program.

The trade groups said Tuesday that a telephone survey of 800 registered voters found that two-thirds want the Department of Housing and Urban Development program to insure larger home loans-up to a ceiling of $227,150. The survey was done in the first week of February by Insight Group, a market research firm in Tempe, Ariz.

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