Housing Costs

Exurban Construction

How Minimum Size Requirements Hamper Housing Production

Minimum square footage requirements are preventing many property owners from building on their lots, despite no evidence that they bring any safety benefits or maintain high property values.

May 19, 2022 - Forbes

Single-Family Housing Development

Report: How Housing Inequity Shrinks Economic Opportunities

Increasingly unaffordable housing in most U.S. metropolitan areas is pushing low-income workers farther away, decreasing their access to economic opportunities.

May 18, 2022 - National Equity Atlas

State Capital of Utah

Affordable Housing Proposal Faces Backlash in Salt Lake City

A public hearing last week revealed widespread opposition to a plan to loosen density and height limits and reduce parking requirements to encourage more developers to build affordable housing.

May 17, 2022 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Early morning view of new neighborhoods and Route 215 from the top of Lone Mountain in Northwest Las Vegas.

Report: Nevada Housing Shortage Worst in the Nation

Nevada’s explosive growth is creating a severe housing shortage, with the state needing almost 80,000 affordable housing units to meet demand.

May 11, 2022 - Las Vegas Weekly

Single Family Residential Construction

How Construction Costs Affect Housing Prices

The high cost of housing in the United States can be attributed in part to the high costs, regulatory and otherwise, of building new housing.

May 5, 2022 - Sightline

White clapboard house with For Sale sign in front yard

Diverging Fortunes: Winners and Losers in the Pandemic Housing Market

The sharp rise in housing costs created massive wealth for property owners, while shutting many potential homebuyers out of the market.

May 4, 2022 - The Denver Post

Kennebec River

Maine Passes Zoning Reform Laws

The state legislature passed two bills, one supporting accessory dwelling units and another incentivizing adaptive reuse, aimed at boosting housing affordability.

May 3, 2022 - Maine Beacon

Aerial view of Main Street, Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

Housing Scarcity in Rural America

With the growth of ‘Zoom towns’ and the sharply rising demand for small-town living, rural communities are facing pressure to maintain housing affordability for long-time residents and boost housing production.

April 22, 2022 - Camoin Associates

Arizona Sprawl

How South Phoenix's Legacy of Housing Discrimination Impacts Residents Today

Redlined for decades, south Phoenix is experiencing a resurgence that could push local residents even farther out as housing costs spike.

April 20, 2022 - azcentral.com

Miami

Miami-Dade County Housing Market in ‘Crisis’ as Rents Soar

The county’s mayor has declared housing affordability a crisis as costs in South Florida cities rise by as much as 30 percent.

April 12, 2022 - Fox 13

HUD’s 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

Expanding HUD’s Eviction Protection Grant Program

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

New Updates on The Edge

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

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