Tag: 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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Home Building a Leading Sector in the Q3 Rebound

Filed in Economics by on November 16, 2020 0 Comments
Home Building a Leading Sector in the Q3 Rebound

The housing industry has undoubtedly been a bright spot for the economy during this period of economic distress. Demand for homes has increased on historically low interest rates, a need for more residential space, favorable demographics for home buying, and an evolving geography of housing demand that favors low density, more affordable markets.

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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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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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Flexibility and Assistance Key to Helping Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on October 9, 2020 0 Comments
Flexibility and Assistance Key to Helping Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Hill.TV recently sat down with Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Dr. Lynn Fisher, deputy director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to discuss how the housing industry is tackling the immediate concerns around housing related to COVID-19 and what the impact may be going forward.

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Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Filed in Committees and Councils, Housing Affordability by on September 21, 2020 1 Comment
Can Modular Housing Help Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?

Eric Holt, assistant professor at the University of Denver, and his team have been exploring how off-site construction fits into affordable housing. Learn more about their report on the role modular and panelized construction can play.

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Addressing Labor Shortage Key to Improving Affordability, Providing Job Opportunities in Wake of COVID-19

Addressing Labor Shortage Key to Improving Affordability, Providing Job Opportunities in Wake of COVID-19

The coronavirus has affected the economy in a number of ways — one being the housing market. A recent episode of the “Building the Dream” series from TheHill.TV looks at housing as an area that can boost the economic recovery, but only if the workforce is in place to do it.

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How Timber Housing Can Meet Housing Demand and Occupant Needs

How Timber Housing Can Meet Housing Demand and Occupant Needs

If the housing supply is to meet demand, the construction industry will need to innovate how it can deliver high-quality multifamily buildings more efficiently. Mass timber promises such a disruption.

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Addressing the Needs of Middle-Income Seniors

Filed in 55+ Housing, Housing Affordability, Multifamily by on July 27, 2020 4 Comments
Addressing the Needs of Middle-Income Seniors

The “missing middle” of seniors have too much income to qualify for public assistance, but they are not affluent enough to access different housing choices or personal services. So how does the home building industry provide the kind of housing this population wants and needs?

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