Weakness in the housing markets has held back economic recovery, but no one thing will solve housing’s woes, Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben S. Bernanke said Friday.

“No single solution will be sufficient. But sustained efforts to address the many interlocking factors holding back the housing market will pay dividends in the long run,” Bernanke told the National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show, according to a prepared text released by the Fed.

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