Tag: housing affordability

How Sacramento Is Streamlining Approval Processes to Provide More, Greater Variety of Housing

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Land Development by on March 12, 2021 0 Comments
How Sacramento Is Streamlining Approval Processes to Provide More, Greater Variety of Housing

Sacramento’s 2040 General Plan Update envisions growth of 72,000 new homes and 80,000 new jobs over the next 20 years. Included in the general plan are key themes of housing availability, affordability, racial equity, sustainability and addressing climate change.

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How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

How Rising Lumber Prices Impact More Than Just Home Builders

The fast price escalation in lumber is having far-reaching consequences throughout the industry, and prohibiting home builders and partner organizations from providing much-needed housing to families across the country.

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New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

Filed in Economics, Housing Affordability by on March 1, 2021 5 Comments
New Priced Out Study Highlights the Housing Affordability Crisis

A new study by NAHB puts a spotlight on the nation’s housing affordability crisis and illustrates how even a relatively small increase in the price of a home can prevent hundreds of thousands of households from achieving the goal of homeownership.

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Rising Lumber Prices and Lack of Supply Threaten Consumers’ Housing Options

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability, Material Costs by on February 16, 2021 11 Comments
Rising Lumber Prices and Lack of Supply Threaten Consumers’ Housing Options

Housing affordability has been a critical issue across the country for years, as factors such as a shortage of lots and labor have led to a limited supply. As lumber prices once again approach all-time highs amid a supply shortage, this crisis only gets worse, as housing prices continue to soar and builders face challenges to meet ongoing housing demands.

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HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

Filed in Advocacy, Housing Affordability by on December 16, 2020 0 Comments
HUD Deputy Secretary: Expect Announcements Soon on Impending COVID Deadlines

HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery spoke with The Hill this week on housing affordability challenges and the impact of COVID as part of NAHB’s “Building the Dream” series.

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Harvard Report Underscores Increasing Housing Insecurity Concerns

Filed in Advocacy by on December 4, 2020 0 Comments
Harvard Report Underscores Increasing Housing Insecurity Concerns

Although housing has generally been a bright spot in the midst of the pandemic, the Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies recent report, “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020,” shines a spotlight on key areas for improvement — namely in the lack of supply and the impact that has on housing insecurity for many U.S. residents.

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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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