The American Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an advocacy group for building codes, released a report this week highlighting a lack of affordable housing options in major metro areas.
The organization’s director, Mary Beth Schumann, says there are still more than 7 million people living in cities that have no built-to-order housing, with the vast majority of those in large cities and suburbs.
“There is a housing crisis in the U.S. that is unprecedented in the last century, and it’s only getting worse,” she said.
“We’ve lost a generation of young people to the job market and we’ve lost so many more of our children to poverty.
And that’s not going to change.”
The study found that the number of renters in major cities has more than doubled in the past five years, from 4 million in 2007 to 12 million in 2016.
But even though there are more than 6 million people in the metro areas with no built to-order units, only 13 percent of them are renters.
The average rent in those same cities was $2,521, and nearly one-third of those renters were below the poverty line.
But Schumann says that’s a far cry from the “housing crisis” that some critics have accused President Donald Trump of pandering to.
The Trump administration has proposed a $200 billion package to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and create millions of new jobs, but the bill is still in its infancy and it hasn’t been signed into law.
While it’s not perfect, the study found a number of steps to make the country’s housing market more affordable.
The report, “The Housing Crisis: A Report on the Real Costs of Housing for All,” focuses on how to ensure affordable housing in cities.
For example, it recommends requiring rental units to be built to order and that developers provide housing with built-in security, to reduce evictions.
The report also recommends that the Federal Housing Administration be mandated to oversee affordable housing developments and provide additional assistance to homeowners.
The authors also recommend that housing be considered a public good, which means it should be considered an investment and should be subject to federal regulations that promote housing choice and affordability.
The group also recommends providing housing assistance to help people move into the housing market.
These steps would help build a supportive and supportive community.
“These policies will not only help the most vulnerable residents, but will also make our communities safer,” Schumann said.
She said that while a growing number of Americans have gotten on the train to homelessness, “the vast majority are in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
She said the government needs to provide affordable housing services to more Americans, including low-income and minority households.
The study also pointed to the federal government’s role in making housing affordable, particularly through the Home Affordable Modification Act (HAMP) and the Housing Choice Vouchers program.
The HAMP program is a federal program that provides vouchers to help low- and moderate-income people buy a home, which can help to reduce the cost of owning a home.
It also provides subsidies for the purchase of single-family homes and duplexes.
In the past decade, the HAMP has helped more than 2.5 million people buy their first home, the report said.
The housing program is one of many efforts to help lower-income Americans buy their own homes.
Last month, Congress approved $1.3 billion in housing tax credits to help homeowners purchase their own single- and two-family properties, according to The Hill.
The bill also aims to help millions more buy their next home.
The Senate is expected to vote on the bill this week.
Schumann said it’s important to remember that “there’s not a whole lot of evidence that says there’s a housing shortage in America.”
But she believes it is a problem that needs to be addressed.
“We are living in a time when so many Americans have lost their homes,” she told the Hill.
“This is an opportunity for us to make sure that we’re investing in our communities so that they are better able to survive and thrive in the future.”