3D printing’s new challenge: solving the US housing shortage

A new generation of startups wants to disrupt the way houses are built by automating production with industrial 3D printers. Now some startups are applying 3D printing to home construction, arguing that it’s faster, cheaper and more sustainable than traditional construction. They say these technologies could help address severe housing shortages that have led to soaring home prices, overcrowding, evictions and homelessness across the U.S.

The Associated Press • April 27, 2021

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The radical way cities are tackling affordable housing

A growing number of cities are stepping up to meet the need for affordable housing by exploring new ways of building affordable housing and preserving what already exists. The pandemic has created the conditions for cities to more boldly invest in their own affordable housing stock and take more control over the market forces that have caused prices to skyrocket.

Fast Company • April 27, 2021

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The pandemic’s affordable housing opportunity

Housing has been an increasingly scarce commodity, especially for and low and middle-income New Yorkers, but the shift towards remote white-collar work and online retail offers the opportunity to create desperately needed affordable housing.

City & State NY • April 27, 2021

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The moment to close the affordable housing gap is now: here’s how we can start

Reinvesting in America’s communities is inseparable from providing access to safe, high-quality and affordable homes. Today, housing insecurity looms large over families, affecting their mental and physical health. As policymakers steward through Congress a range of legislative ideas to strengthen communities for the next half-century, addressing the nation’s affordable housing crisis must be top of mind.

Forbes • April 28, 2021

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