Author: Roger Zalneraitis
ROGER ZALNERATIS is the Economic Development Manager for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe. Previously, he served as the first Executive Director of the La Plata Economic Development Alliance in Colorado, the Economic Development Planner for Lawrence, Kansas, and as a Research Associate in the Community Development Department of the Kansas City Federal Reserve.
Articles by Roger Zalneraitis
- Closing the Efficiency Gap in the U.S. Housing Affordability Crisis
Published on February 26, 2020 in Market Trends
Since 2014, the United States has averaged 300,000 more household formations per year than residential permits issued. While the number of residential construction workers has increased to meet the need, more housing is still needed. If the United States could return to pre-2006 ratio of 2.1 new residential permits for every residential construction worker, there would be almost 400,000 additional housing permits per year, all without adding a single new employee.