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Commentary: Housing shortages don't just prevent many from affording their own home, but could be the root of other problems; fewer homes in cities increase car use and worsen climate change, and families may put off having kids if they don't have space

Oregon looks to mass timber factory homes to help ease housing shortfall, but some environmentalists push back; they say cutting younger trees will not mitigate wildfire risk, and 40-year harvesting rotations contribute little to storing more carbon

John Burns Consulting: US needs 17.1 million housing units built this decade, including single-family and multifamily, to satisfy current and future demand; builders were on pace to build needed units, but will fall short in 2023 amid affordability crisis

John Burns survey finds 75% homebuilders buying down buyers' mortgage rates to make payments more affordable; such incentives encouraging more consumers to consider buying new homes versus existing homes, as resale market can’t compete with those offers

Oregon's governor sees prototype affordable mass timber modular homes as possible 'part of the solution' to state's need to build 36,000 new homes/year; prototypes, being built by nonprofit Hacienda CDC, will be donated to other nonprofit housing groups

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