Housing Affordability

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 0 Comments
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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What Voters are Saying About Housing During the Elections

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on October 28, 2020 6 Comments
What Voters are Saying About Housing During the Elections

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and at the culmination of the 2020 elections, housing is an especially critical topic. NAHB recently surveyed more than 2,200 registered voters from across the country to learn more about how housing has been impacted by COVID-19 and how it could play a role in the upcoming elections.

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New Inclusionary Zoning Tool Available for NAHB Members

Filed in Advocacy, Economics, Housing Affordability by on October 26, 2020 1 Comment
New Inclusionary Zoning Tool Available for NAHB Members

NAHB created the Inclusionary Zoning Calculator Tool to supplement conflicting policy studies with concrete data of how inclusionary zoning requirements impact development choices, including whether or not a developer proceeds on a project.

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Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Trade by on October 21, 2020 19 Comments
Working Closely with NAHB, Nearly 100 Lawmakers Urge Trump to Act on Lumber

Working in tandem with NAHB, nearly 100 Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Oct. 20 sent a letter to President Trump seeking urgent action on lumber supply shortages that have resulted in unprecedented price spikes in recent months that are threatening the housing industry and economic recovery.

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BUILD-PAC Town Hall Focuses on Women in the Industry

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on October 6, 2020 0 Comments
BUILD-PAC Town Hall Focuses on Women in the Industry

Special guest Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) led a wide-ranging discussion on industry issues such as housing affordability and careers in construction.

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How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Multifamily Industry

How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Multifamily Industry

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to resonate throughout the country, and has presented some unique challenges to the home building industry. Leaders in the multifamily segment shared their experiences navigating these challenges with YieldPro TV’s Power Hitters series, and how they see the industry moving forward.

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NAHB Conveys Urgent Concerns on Lumber with Commerce Secretary

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on September 28, 2020 14 Comments
NAHB Conveys Urgent Concerns on Lumber with Commerce Secretary

NAHB Senior Officers and senior staff held a 30-minute virtual meeting with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Sept. 25 to discuss the growing problem that escalating lumber prices and supply shortages are having on the housing industry and economic recovery.

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