Future Building Society

Why no one can afford a house

Bookmarked What Can Be Done About the Global Housing Crisis? Plenty by Chris Stokel-Walker (WIRED)

The lack of homes in major cities is endemic, but solutions exist—providing countries can muster the political capital.

The White House recently admitted that the pace of house building has not kept pace with population for more than 40 years and that homes that are built are too big and too expensive for first-time buyers. The number of new homes under 1,400 square feet being built in the United States is more than 80 percent lower than the amount built in the 1970s.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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