Podcast: What’s Hindering Affordable Housing Construction

NAA Director of Industry, Research and Analysis Paula Munger discusses the factors that influence today’s affordable housing market. Is it mainly increasing construction costs? Or do land scarcity and NIMBY-ism play key roles, too?
Paula Munger, Director of Industry, Research and Analysis, NAA. Image courtesy of NAA
Paula Munger, Director of Industry, Research and Analysis, NAA. Image courtesy of NAA

A recent National Apartment Association survey ranked metro areas by relative ease of developing new apartments. The organization’s Director of Industry, Research and Analysis, Paula Munger, presents details about the barriers that impede the construction of more affordable housing projects across the country.

In this first podcast of Multi-Housing News‘ latest series, Munger talks about markets that have the fewest and the most barriers to construction, while also pointing out a couple of metros as best practice examples in terms of addressing the complex issue of affordable housing. She also weighs in on rent control measures and the administration’s executive order that creates a White House Council on eliminating barriers to affordable housing.