Young Americans Lose Hope Amid Housing Crisis 


FILE - A home under construction marked as "SOLD" at a development in Eagleville, Pa., is shown on Friday, April 28, 2023. The United States is slogging through a housing affordability crisis that was decades in the making. The shortage pours cold water on President Joe Biden's assurances that the U.S. economy is strong and underscores the degree to which Republican presidential candidate, former President Donald Trump, has largely overlooked the issue. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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(AURN News) – A stark reality grips the country’s younger generations as they grapple with the out-of-control costs of housing. A recent poll conducted by Harris reveals a disheartening truth: 59% of Gen Z and millennials believe that splitting housing expenses is their sole pathway to tackling the escalating financial burdens. The American dream of homeownership feels increasingly out of reach for young adults, with 67% of millennial renters expressing deep-seated anxieties about ever achieving this milestone.

In a landscape where the median home sales price in January reached a staggering $379,100, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the dream of owning a home is fast fading for many. Compounding this issue is the glaring shortage of affordable housing units nationwide, with the NAR highlighting a deficit of 5.5 million units. In the backdrop of this mounting crisis, unaffordable rents or mortgages loom large, acting as an insurmountable barrier to financial progress for over half of those surveyed in the Harris poll.

In response to the growing crisis, the NAR is urging policymakers to consider tax incentives as a means to help deal with the problem.

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