Construction workers are increasingly being drawn to build new single-family houses, leaving apartment projects across the country struggling to meet completion and budget deadlines, according to housing analysts.
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Many economists agree that cities across the country are not building enough affordable homes; according to the National Association of Home Builders, construction companies nationwide will fall short some 400,000 homes as they try to keep up with population growth. In this context, housing advocacy groups are urging lawmakers to ease building restrictions.
California lawmakers have softened a bill that called for more housing construction in a state that has a severe affordable home shortage.
Senate Bill 828 mandated that cities and counties set aside land for twice as much housing units as needed to make up for years of too little construction. But California legislators amended the bill