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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.

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Challenges We Faced in 2021: Housing Affordability

Housing affordability has been an ongoing concern surrounding the home building industry, as factors such as lot and labor shortages continue to impact housing prices. The issue was compounded in 2021 by skyrocketing material prices, which had far-reaching effects on multiple aspects of the building industry.

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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“Missing Middle” of Housing

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

All NAHB Members Who Received a PPP Loan Can Have Their Loan Forgiven

Rent Control

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

All NAHB Members Who Received a PPP Loan Can Have Their Loan Forgiven

Building Codes

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

What You Need to Know

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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.

All NAHB Members Who Received a PPP Loan Can Have Their Loan Forgiven

Housing Opportunity Index

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

All NAHB Members Who Received a PPP Loan Can Have Their Loan Forgiven

The Public Weighs In

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