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High Housing Prices in North Texas Keeping Residents in Place

Incomes are not keeping pace with housing prices and it’s starting to show in the sales numbers in North Texas. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that Q1 housing starts in the region are down 11 percent from a year ago with overall home sales down 5 percent over the same time period. The cause? Experts say housing prices are just too high and household incomes are just not rising fast enough to keep up.

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U.S. Senator Introduces Yes In My Backyard Act to Encourage Communities to Cut Regulations and Increase Housing Supply

On June 20, 2019 U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) introduced the Yes In My Backyard (YIMBY) Act to shed light on discriminatory land use policies, encourage localities cut burdensome regulations, and bring a new level of transparency to the community development process. Instead of adopting inclusive land use policies that allow citizens of all income levels, backgrounds, and identities to live, work, and flourish in their city or town, some communities are building paper walls of regulations around themselves that negatively affect and sometimes discriminate against low- and middle-income Americans.

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Study: Paycheck to Paycheck – Building Homes Affordable to Home Builders

Housing affordability was a major issue for nearly every income bracket during 2018 and is likely to be a growing problem for years to come. A supply-driven affordable housing crisis ultimately can only be addressed by more housing supply that is affordable to more people. The 2018 edition of “Paycheck to Paycheck” focuses on the affordability challenges workers face in five job categories in the construction industry.

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