Affordability

Increased Supply and Collaboration Needed to Combat Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Affordability by on December 12, 2019 0 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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MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

MIT Report Spotlights Need to Reform Policies on Factory-Built Housing

According to a new study from the MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab, factory-built houses — i.e., modular, panelized or pre-assembled homes — could help increase affordable housing stock and significantly aid in disaster response and recovery. However, factory-built homes comprise only 3% of single-family homes in the United States. What can be done to better utilize these types of homes?

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Home Prices Continue to Rise with Strong Demand and Tight Inventory

Filed in Affordability, Economics by on December 2, 2019 3 Comments
Home Prices Continue to Rise with Strong Demand and Tight Inventory

National home prices rose at a faster annual growth rate in September compared to the previous month.

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“Building the Dream” Event Highlights Homeownership Gaps

Filed in Affordability by on November 22, 2019 0 Comments
“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 Affordability, Capitol Hill 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 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 Affordability, Economics 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 Affordability, Capitol Hill 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?

Filed in Affordability, Education, Land Development, Multifamily by on November 1, 2019 0 Comments
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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HUD and Justice Department Reach Agreement on False Claims Act

Filed in Affordability, Housing Finance by on October 29, 2019 0 Comments
HUD and Justice Department Reach Agreement on False Claims Act

In an effort to convince more banks to offer Federal Housing Administration (FHA) financing, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and U.S. Attorney General William Barr yesterday issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies that sets guidance on the appropriate use of the False Claims Act (FCA) for violations by FHA lenders.

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