Access to affordable. and middle-class and working families, to further share in the recovery. This is the first in a series of issue briefs that will focus largely on the GSEs, though we recognize.

People who can afford to move into new, market-rate construction are doing so, leaving more neighborhood housing affordable to the middle class. We’re doing more than growing. We’re capturing the.

According to Trulia, 11 of the 20 metros with the biggest drops in housing affordability for middle class buyers have been in California. In the latest housing affordability index released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), California hosts four of the top five l east affordable housing markets .

Some advocates have conflated affordable and workforce housing – that is combining homelessness, low-income and middle class needs together. David Plazas is the opinion engagement editor of The.

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A dwindling middle class is having significant impact on the housing market and the path to homeownership. Shrinking middle class affects U.S. housing market Home

A new housing crisis that may derail middle class. Housing prices rose 12 percent. And all the people who built this city out of coffee, lumber and airplanes have struggled to keep up. Only a third of Seattle homebuyers outside of technology now report being confident they’ll be able to afford to live here in 10 years.

But in many large cities across the United States and the world, the affordable housing crisis has inched up to envelop the middle class. limited housing inventory is the culprit with a short supply continuing to bump home prices in many markets, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) 2016 member profile.

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John Burns Real Estate Consulting examined the state of the housing market for middle-class Americans (excluding those over the age of 65). The firm found that a shrinking middle class has led to higher demand for rentals, high-end and low-end homes, therefore less demand for median-priced homes.

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