Posts Tagged ‘ affordable housing ’

Energy Efficiency Gains Support but Issues of Affordability Still Remain

Oct 22nd, 2019

The trend toward energy efficiency continues to sweep the country as represented by the growth over the past year of energy-efficient (EE) jobs by 3.4%, almost half of America’s entire job growth rate, according to a report by E2. And the construction industry is the sector leading the pack. “Green builders” account for more than […]

Housing Affordability Believed to be a Growing Crisis Among Americans

Sep 11th, 2019

Four out of five American households believe the nation is suffering a housing affordability crisis and at least 75% report this is a problem at the state and local level as well, according to a new nationwide survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). “Housing affordability is […]

Report Offers Insight and Solutions for Attainable Housing

Jun 17th, 2019

According to The Urban Land Institute (ULI), homebuilders once catered to the middle-class, but new evidence points to a lack of nonsubsidized, attainable homes for America’s largest demographic. The ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing recently released a report titled “Attainable Housing: Challenges, Perceptions and Solutions,” which includes an assessment of the housing market, barriers homebuilders […]

Single-Family Home Sales Reflect Challenges Faced by Homebuilders

Jun 7th, 2019

As homebuilders continue to face challenges when it comes to labor shortages, lot prices and increasing costs for materials, officials from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) say they’re also seeing decreases in single-family sales. In the meantime, a survey of NAHB members indicates that builders are packing up and moving to the exurbs, […]

Builders Call on Congress to Address Affordability

Jun 4th, 2019

June is National Homeownership Month, and officials for the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) say its members are urging Congress to address one of American’s biggest deterrents from celebrating: affordability. “Removing regulatory barriers that contribute to the increased costs of housing will pave the way to homeownership,” says NAHB chairman Greg Ugalde, a builder […]

Atlanta to Invest $60 Million Into Affordable Housing

May 3rd, 2019

In a move that could boost sales for some door and window companies in the region, residential building in Atlanta received a boon last week when Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced a partnership with Atlanta Housing and Invest Atlanta to provide $60 million in new spending for affordable housing projects. The new funds were […]

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