Housing Affordability

Solving the Housing Affordability Crisis

There is no “silver bullet” solution to this crisis. The effort requires comprehensive strategies at the federal, state and local levels to reduce building costs, boost supply and empower home buyers with a mix of housing choices. See how NAHB is working to address these issues.

Americans’ Perceptions of Housing Affordability 

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NAHB recently surveyed more than 2,200 registered voters from across the country to learn more about how housing affordability has been impacted by COVID-19 and how it would play a role in their political decision making. The results can be viewed on the NAHB Housing Portal.

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Housing Affordability Affects Everyone

Here’s what you can do to improve housing affordability in your community.

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Americans Deserve a Choice

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<p>Providing a range of housing types is key to increase the supply of housing at various price points.</p>

"Missing Middle" of Housing

"Missing Middle" of Housing

Providing a range of housing types is key to increase the supply of housing at various price points.

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Rent Control
<p>Rent control policies limit supply and do not address the underlying issues of housing affordability.</p>

Rent Control

Rent Control

Rent control policies limit supply and do not address the underlying issues of housing affordability.

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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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What You Need to Know

Housing for All Toolkit
<p>Everyone wants a home they can afford that meets their unique needs. Implementing these strategies can help make that happen.</p>

Creating Housing for All Toolkit

Creating Housing for All Toolkit

Everyone wants a home they can afford that meets their unique needs. Implementing these strategies can help make that happen.

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Housing Opportunity Index (HOI)
<p>This quarterly measure of area-specific housing affordability is based on home sales and median family income.</p>

Housing Opportunity Index

Housing Opportunity Index

This quarterly measure of area-specific housing affordability is based on home sales and median family income.

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The Public Weighs In
<p>Vast majority of Americans say housing affordability is at a crisis point.</p>

The Public Weighs In

The Public Weighs In

Vast majority of Americans say housing affordability is at a crisis point.

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