Tag: housing affordability

3 Ways to Make Housing Options Work

Filed in Housing Affordability, Land Development by on January 10, 2020 0 Comments
3 Ways to Make Housing Options Work

Media coverage recently has detailed the growing housing affordability shortage in the United States, discussing how local zoning remains a barrier to greater access to housing. Communities can work to address this shortage by updating ordinances that promote single-family detached and large multifamily buildings, with few options between.

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Increased Supply and Collaboration Needed to Combat Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Housing Affordability by on December 12, 2019 2 Comments
Increased Supply and Collaboration Needed to Combat Housing Affordability Crisis

The Hill spotlights the overall impact of the housing affordability crisis in a new video segment following NAHB’s Election 2020 event in Minneapolis. The segment provides an overview of the topics surrounding the crisis, and features interviews from community panelists at the Minneapolis event and subject matter experts.

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“Building the Dream” Event Highlights Homeownership Gaps

Filed in Housing Affordability by on November 22, 2019 1 Comment
“Building the Dream” Event Highlights Homeownership Gaps

Government officials and community stakeholders came together at NAHB’s recent kickoff of its “Building the Dream” series in Minneapolis to highlight how this crisis is being addressed at the local and state level to help bridge the gap for homeownership.

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Talk Housing Affordability

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on November 21, 2019 3 Comments
Democratic Presidential Candidates Talk Housing Affordability

Democratic presidential candidates cited the need to increase housing production to ease America’s affordability crisis during a nationally televised debate last night in Atlanta.

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Watch Live: NAHB Discusses National Trends in Housing Affordability

Filed in Housing Affordability, Housing Trends by on November 15, 2019 1 Comment
Watch Live: NAHB Discusses National Trends in Housing Affordability

NAHB’s Election 2020 series will kick off Monday, Nov. 18, in Minneapolis at 8:30 a.m. CT with a robust discussion on how municipalities are tackling the housing affordability crisis. Tune in to the event’s livestream to watch as state and local government officials, industry leaders and community partners share their insights on the challenges of housing affordability and potential solutions to address housing inequity.

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Lower Mortgage Rates Push Housing Affordability to Highest Level in Three Years

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on November 7, 2019 0 Comments
Lower Mortgage Rates Push Housing Affordability to Highest Level in Three Years

With mortgage rates at a three-year low and a healthy job market, housing affordability rose to its highest level in three years in the third quarter of 2019, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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NAHB Kicks Off Election 2020 Event Series This Month

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on November 4, 2019 0 Comments
NAHB Kicks Off Election 2020 Event Series This Month

NAHB will host a series of events throughout the 2020 campaign season, featuring candidates, local leaders and constituents discussing the importance of housing issues.

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What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

What is the ‘Missing Middle’ of Housing?

Less restrictive zoning would allow for more of what’s been termed “missing middle housing” and help provide solutions to the housing affordability crisis. A recent webinar presented what missing middle housing is, how it meets the needs of today’s buyers, and the current challenges and successes in developing these types of homes.

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Why a ‘Ban’ on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Why a ‘Ban’ on Single-Family Zoning Could Be a Good Thing

Recently, the state of Oregon has moved to use the power of policy to influence housing affordability, diversity and flexibility. In what some are calling an effective ban on single-family zoning, the state is requiring that multifamily units be allowed on land previously reserved just for single-family homes.

A recent report from NAHB illustrates how innovative land-use policies that encourage the development of housing, such as Oregon’s legislation, promote greater housing affordability and meet the varied needs of an increasingly diverse home-buying population. 

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How to Think Big and Build Small to Address Housing Demand

Filed in Education, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on August 21, 2019 1 Comment
How to Think Big and Build Small to Address Housing Demand

Housing affordability is a growing concern to NAHB members and the communities they serve. NAHB Multifamily will present a webinar on Sept. 11 that will explore “missing middle housing,” a concept that describes housing types that range in scale from duplexes to bungalow courts and mansion apartments.

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