Top Priorities

Top Priorities

Tackling the affordability crisis and the key issues that must be addressed to ensure a robust housing market.

Addressing America’s Housing Affordability Challenge

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Implementing solutions to the housing affordability crisis is the top issue for America’s home builders. Due to the complexity and nationwide scope of the problem, there is no single “silver bullet” solution to the challenge of making housing more affordable.

A range of factors have contributed to the increased cost of housing in recent years. That means the public and private sectors must work together to create innovative solutions that enable more families to achieve homeownership or have access to suitable rental housing.

Learn more below about NAHB's blueprint to tackle the affordability crisis and the key issues that must be addressed to ensure a robust housing market.

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Housing Affordability
<p>How to implement creative solutions that address the affordability crisis.</p>

Housing Affordability

Housing Affordability

How to implement creative solutions that address the affordability crisis.

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Workforce Development image
<p>A chronic labor shortage in the housing industry is resulting in higher construction costs, increased home prices and lower economic growth.</p>

Workforce Development

Workforce Development

A chronic labor shortage in the housing industry is resulting in higher construction costs, increased home prices and lower economic growth.

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Material Costs
<p>The rising cost of building materials is harming housing affordability.</p>

Material Costs

Material Costs

The rising cost of building materials is harming housing affordability.

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Housing Finance Reform
<p>Uncertainty about the housing finance system stymies investment and slows the housing market.</p>

Housing Finance Reform

Housing Finance Reform

Uncertainty about the housing finance system stymies investment and slows the housing market.

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Flood Insurance
<p>Long-term authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program is key to ensuring that it remains available and affordable.</p>

National Flood Insurance Program

National Flood Insurance Program

Long-term authorization of the National Flood Insurance Program is key to ensuring that it remains available and affordable.

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Building Codes and Standards
<p>Building codes ensure safe homes. But many codes proposed today are done so without regard to cost to home buyers.</p>

Building Codes

Building Codes

Building codes ensure safe homes. But many codes proposed today are done so without regard to cost to home buyers.

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