Affordability

San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

San Diego Builders Help Defeat Anti-Housing Ballot Measure

A diverse coalition led by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of San Diego County and local REALTORS® defeated a March 3 ballot measure that could have limited housing development in rural areas of San Diego County, Calif.

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2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

Filed in Affordability, Design, Land Development by on March 9, 2020 0 Comments
2 Portland Projects Highlight Flexibility of ADUs

As the housing affordability crisis continues, a greater mix of housing types, not just more housing, is needed to meet differing income and generational needs. Here are two examples that highlight different approaches to creating one type of solution, accessory dwelling units (ADUs).

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How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

Filed in Affordability by on March 3, 2020 7 Comments
How the Hidden Costs of Housing Affect Affordability

TheHill.TV explores the hidden costs behind rising home prices and how they’re contributing to the housing affordability crisis.

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Take Action to Prevent the Federal Government from Hijacking Building Codes

Filed in Affordability, Capitol Hill, Codes and Regulations by on February 28, 2020 6 Comments
Take Action to Prevent the Federal Government from Hijacking Building Codes

There are efforts underway to incorporate costly energy building code provisions from S. 2137, The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act, as an amendment to a comprehensive energy bill introduced this week.

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Zoning and Regulations Put Housing Out of Reach

Filed in Affordability by on February 21, 2020 0 Comments
Zoning and Regulations Put Housing Out of Reach

Government officials and community stakeholders from the Charlotte area and beyond came together this week to discuss how to address key challenges to making housing affordable for all prospective homeowners during the second installment of the “Building the Dream” series.

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Industry Leaders to Share Insights on Barriers to Homeownership

Filed in Affordability by on February 14, 2020 0 Comments
Industry Leaders to Share Insights on Barriers to Homeownership

NAHB’s Election 2020 series with The Hill continues in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 8:30 a.m. Tune in to the event’s livestream, which will be available through The Hill’s “Building the Dream: Charlotte” webpage, to watch as state and local government officials, industry leaders and community partners share their insights on the challenges of housing affordability.

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Housing Affordability Crisis Explained in One Graph

Filed in Affordability, Economics by on February 13, 2020 19 Comments
Housing Affordability Crisis Explained in One Graph

NAHB’s housing affordability pyramid reveals that 63 million households out of a total of 120 million are unable to afford a $250,000 home.

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Los Angeles Takes Top Spot as Nation’s Least Affordable Housing Market

Filed in Affordability, Economics by on February 13, 2020 0 Comments
Los Angeles Takes Top Spot as Nation’s Least Affordable Housing Market

San Francisco, which has been the nation’s least affordable major housing market for the past two years, was supplanted by Los Angeles in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to the NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released today.

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NAHB Testifies House Energy Bill Would Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB Testifies House Energy Bill Would Harm Housing Affordability

NAHB today urged the House to oppose to H.R. 3962, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2019, warning that the legislation would exacerbate the nation’s housing affordability woes.

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How Zoning and Regulations Can Produce Barriers to Housing Affordability

Filed in Affordability by on February 3, 2020 2 Comments
How Zoning and Regulations Can Produce Barriers to Housing Affordability

Despite improved conditions in the housing industry, a recent episode from The Hill.TV highlights how communities are still grappling with how to overcome the challenges of housing affordability for many of their residents. Cities such as Washington, D.C., have seen housing prices vastly outgrow household income gains, putting homeownership increasingly out of reach.

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