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The U.S. Housing Affordability Outrage: The number one indicator of a decaying first-world society is the fact that any citizen struggles to have housing or is one paycheck away from homelessness.
The very notion that in one of the world's wealthiest nations, countless individuals are burdened with the anxiety of securing basic shelter is not just unreasonable—it's unfathomable. Housing, a fundamental human need, has become a luxury for many. The dream isn't about grandeur; it's about the simple dignity of having a place to call one's own without it consuming the lion's share of one's income. It's about not having to make the impossible choice between paying rent or buying groceries. With 59% of American's being one paycheck away from homelessness it's time to immediately address the un-affordability of living with policy.
Addressing the increasing supply in the housing shortage is vital for maintaining affordability, supporting economic growth, and ensuring societal stability. An adequate housing supply responds to demographic shifts, reduces homelessness, and promotes sustainable urban development.
Unchecked investment can exacerbate housing shortages, drive up prices, and hinder the societal benefits of diverse, stable, and cohesive communities, especially when the market is manipulated to the detriment of potential homeowners and renters
Investors, through speculative buying and holding properties vacant, can inflate housing prices and reduce available stock, often benefiting from tax structures that subsidize empty homes. This dominance can disrupt local communities, exacerbate economic disparities, and create barriers to homeownership for many.