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Solving the Housing Affordability Crisis

Explore how to address the housing affordability crisis through federal, state and local advocacy to reduce building costs, increase housing supply, and provide diverse housing choices. Learn more about NAHB's comprehensive solutions and strategies.

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Nearly Half of U.S. Households Can’t Afford a $250,000 Home

NAHB has updated its housing affordability graph for 2024, and the latest data show that 66.6 million households, 49% out of a total of 134.9 million, are unable to afford a $250,000 home.

How to Improve Housing Affordability in Your Community

A housing policy guide for state and local elected officials

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Key Issues to Reduce Building Costs and Increase Housing Supply

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“Missing Middle” of Housing

Providing a range of housing types is key to increase the supply of housing at varying home prices.

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Rent Control

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

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Building Codes

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

Comprehensive Strategies and Insights for Affordable Housing Options

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Creating Housing for All Toolkit

Everyone wants affordable housing that meets their unique needs. Implementing these housing development strategies can help make that happen.

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Housing Opportunity Index

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

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The Public Weighs In

Vast majority of Americans say housing market is at a crisis point and housing costs are too high.