Brief The Role of Single-Family Housing Production and Preservation in Addressing the Affordable Housing Supply Shortage
Karan Kaul, Laurie Goodman, Michael Neal
Display Date
Download Report
(213.33 KB)

The US housing market is facing a shortage of millions of homes, an outcome that has pushed homes out of reach for most low- and middle-income households.  But the supply crisis is actually a collection of disjointed problems with varied underlying causes: state and local zoning regulations and building code requirements, high material prices, a construction labor shortage, and financing challenges for low-cost housing.  Each problem needs to be addressed individually and locally. This brief evaluates the single-family supply crisis and provides recommendations that can move the needle in the right direction.

Research Areas Housing finance Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Housing markets Housing and the economy Homeownership
Policy Centers Housing Finance Policy Center