Last week, the Biden administration announced a series of actions intended to boost the supply of affordable housing and supplement the larger-scale initiatives of the administration’s “Build Back Better” agenda. The announcement noted the long-standing gap between the supply of and demand for affordable housing – for both homeowners and renters.
U.S. employers added 235,000 jobs in August—considerably below July’s massive 1.05 million job gain—as the economy struggled to hold momentum amid rising Delta variant coronavirus cases, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.
Commercial real estate values have returned to pre-pandemic levels in many U.S. markets, continuing a recovery that began at year-end 2020, said CBRE, Dallas.
Home price appreciation continued to accelerate in the second quarter, driven by robust housing demand, which continues to outpace the supply of homes for sale. Some prospective home buyers have taken out larger loans, while others, such as first-time homebuyers or those looking for less expensive homes, have been priced out of the market.
MBA CONVERGENCE presents the next in its Webinar Series, Mayors and Affordable Housing: Perspective from City Hall, on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 1:30-2:15 p.m. ET.