Posts Tagged ‘ Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ’

COVID-19 Pandemic Economic Losses Depresses Housing Affordability

May 8th, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic-related surging job losses in March contributed to a decline in U.S. median income and housing affordability in the first quarter of 2020, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) released yesterday. The NAHB reports that in all, 61.3 percent of homes—both new and existing—sold between January […]

Single-Family Starts Increase Levels Out Totals in June

Jul 17th, 2019

Total housing starts dipped slightly by 0.9% in June with single-family gains offsetting a drop in multi-family production according to a report from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development and Commerce Department. The adjusted seasonal annual rate of 1.25 million units is the projected total of starts builders would begin if they kept the same […]

NLBMDA Encouraged by Possible Affordable Housing Council

Jun 27th, 2019

The National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) views President Trump’s Executive Order to create the “White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing” as a positive for the industry. The Council, which will be headed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, has been tasked with […]

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