Housing Affordability

How 3D-Printed Structures Could Disrupt Housing

How 3D-Printed Structures Could Disrupt Housing

Although 3D-printed housing is in its infancy stage, there are several ways this form of building automation could address growing areas of concern surrounding housing affordability, especially in the wake of COVID-19.

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2 Critical Threats to Housing Affordability in 2021

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trade by on January 8, 2021 2 Comments
2 Critical Threats to Housing Affordability in 2021

Housing demand remains robust and inventories are lean. However, home price growth and rising construction costs threaten housing affordability heading into 2021.

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FEMA Study Shows Resilience Value of Building Codes but Understates Cost Impact

FEMA Study Shows Resilience Value of Building Codes but Understates Cost Impact

A new study by FEMA argues for adopting the latest editions of building codes without amendment to provisions relating to resilience – protection from earthquakes, floods and wind – but discounts the costs associated with building to newer codes.

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What Does the Next Administration Need to Do to Tackle Housing Affordability?

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 18, 2020 1 Comment
What Does the Next Administration Need to Do to Tackle Housing Affordability?

As the country continues to try to rebound from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing has been a bright spot to help lead an economic recovery. Housing affordability will continue to be a top priority amid rising prices due in part to low inventory and supply-chain issues. NAHB recently shared with The Hill key issues that the next administration will need to tackle to help keep housing affordable and accessible to everyone.

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HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 16, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery spoke with The Hill this week on housing affordability challenges and the impact of COVID as part of NAHB’s “Building the Dream” series.

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Biden Selects Rep. Fudge as HUD Secretary

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Housing Finance by on December 10, 2020 0 Comments
Biden Selects Rep. Fudge as HUD Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has selected Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Workforce Development by on November 19, 2020 1 Comment
More Skilled Workers, Simplified Regulations Needed to Improve Housing Affordability

The Hill’s Editor-at-Large Steve Clemons this week explored the current conditions of housing affordability with policymakers and industry leaders during the “Building the Dream” series’ final event.

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How Can We Address the Housing Affordability Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19?

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on November 13, 2020 0 Comments
How Can We Address the Housing Affordability Crisis in the Wake of COVID-19?

As part of NAHB’s Building the Dream series, which examines the challenges and impact of the housing affordability crisis, The Hill will convene a timely conversation on Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. ET with housing leaders and policymakers to discuss this important topic.

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Some Buyers Perceive an Uptick in Affordability

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability, Trends by on November 10, 2020 1 Comment
Some Buyers Perceive an Uptick in Affordability

The Housing Trends Report for the third quarter of 2020 shows that 27% of buyers report being able to afford half or more of the homes for sale in their markets. A year earlier, the share was 20%.

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What Will Housing Policy Look Like After the Election?

Filed in Housing Affordability by on October 30, 2020 0 Comments
What Will Housing Policy Look Like After the Election?

Election day is rapidly approaching, and with it comes a new administration. As that administration sets its recovery agenda in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing could be a critical piece of the puzzle. The final “Building the Dream” series event will examine what the immediate future and the next four years look like in terms of national housing policy.

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