Survey Highlights Barriers to Building Affordable Homes

Survey Highlights Barriers to Building Affordable Homes



The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies recently published a report called “A Home Builder Perspective on Housing Affordability and Construction Innovation.” It found that both single-family and multifamily home builders identify labor and building-material costs and availability to be the largest obstacles to building low-income housing. Seventy percent of builders find housing affordability issues to be a serious concern across the nation, and 75 percent find they are a serious concern in their market area.

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