Housing Affordability’s Biggest Threats

The National Association of Home Builders says home price growth and rising construction costs will be the biggest threats to housing affordability


The 2020 Housing Issues Sticking Around This Year

Low inventory, high home prices, working from home, rising home values—all these factors were a part of the flourishing housing market this year, b

BALA Best in American Living Awards

Best of BALA 2020

Projects entered in NAHB’s annual Best in American Living Awards serve as bellwethers for today’s (and tomorrow’s) housing design

Government + Policy

Housing Affordability Affects Housing Choice

NAHB Housing Policy Briefing | NAHB encourages policymakers to focus on incentives for local governments to embrace new housing developments, including affordable low-income and workforce housing


Amazon to Invest $2 Billion in Affordable Housing Inc intends to invest billions into affordable housing in three areas where it employs the most workers: Seattle, Arlington, Va., and Na


Less Than Half of All U.S. Counties Are Affordable for Homeownership

As of the fourth quarter of 2020, only 41% of counties nationwide are affordable for Americans making the country’s average salary.


When Affordable is Not Attainable

"It's important [to offer more small-dollar mortgages] in this era where we're recognizing the severity of the racial wealth gap and finally trying to do something about it."


Minimum Wage Hike Would Help a Little but Merely Dent the Rent Burden

Even with its very large improvement in affordability once a wage hike is implemented, the lowest-income earners overall  in the Richmond, Va., area will still be expected to pay almost half of their income on rent each month


Rising Sea Levels May Wipe Out Thousands of Affordable Housing Units

With rising sea levels and increasing risks of floods throughout the country, there are nearly 24,500 affordable housing units at risk, according t

Government + Policy

What the Biden-Harris Administration Can Do to Tackle Housing Affordability

As the bright spot of the economy, the housing market has provided a much needed boost but there remain millions of Americans struggling with housi

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