National study shows local gains, but still insufficient affordable housing construction

2017 study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition that looked at affordable housing in the 50 largest metro areas in the country showed Seattle has 29 units of affordable housing for every 100 households with extremely low income. While we are building more than other regions of the country, Puget Sound population growth still outpaces the rate of construction. Willingness to explore new housing ideas and build homes more quickly is necessary to strengthening communities.

Read more about the local impact of our nation’s affordable housing gap in the Feb. 16 Seattle Times

While new housing construction is up, affordable housing is not keeping pace with population growth and need, especially among those seeking homes on extremely low incomes.

New Housing Growth 2016-2017

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