HAND envisions a region where individuals at all income levels have access to affordable housing, and we uphold this vision by supporting the professional community of housing providers to increase the supply of affordable housing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. To end the affordable housing challenge, we must examine not only how this problem has come to be, but also the present-day obstacles that challenge accessibility and production. As we continue to dissect the many root causes for the housing shortage we invite you to consider American Lumber. As of mid-February 2021, the price of lumber has reached historic highs, and due to these unusually costly fees, the affordable housing industry is concerned about its ability to continue to meet the demand for housing production. While the pandemic has driven a boost in the construction of single-family homes, apartment communities, and home improvement projects, American lumber producers are also struggling to meet the market’s demand.
What to hear more about this critical issue? Hear what J. David Heller (The NRP Group), Caleb Roope (The Pacific Cos.), and Tom Tomaszewski (The Annex Group) have to say about the American lumber shortage here.