housing stock

noun

: the total number of houses and apartments in an area
There was a decrease in available housing stock last year.

Examples of housing stock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The area's housing stock is almost entirely single-story ranch houses built in the 1950s, and zoned for single-family occupancy. Bill Laytner, Detroit Free Press, 11 June 2024 In a town-wide survey about housing policy, 54 percent of residents who responded said East Hartford’s housing stock won’t be adequate to satisfy the needs of the future population. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 10 June 2024 Reforms in the planning process can help, for example, by addressing the country’s acute housing shortage, but the government will still need to invest in building up the actual housing stock. Matthias Matthijs, Foreign Affairs, 30 Apr. 2024 But to do so, the city needs to boost its housing stock as quickly as possible. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 29 Apr. 2024 The plan is an outgrowth of community support itself, and is just the type of ambitious high-impact effort that the city’s beleaguered housing stock needs. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 11 Feb. 2024 But the housing stock was so limited that everything in their budget had issues. Rukmini Callimachi, New York Times, 2 June 2024 Last year, the Yucca Valley Town Council capped short-term rentals at 10% of its housing stock. Angella D’avignon, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2024 Chinese officials on Friday took their boldest step yet, unveiling a nationwide plan to buy up some of the vast housing stock languishing on the market. Siyi Zhao, New York Times, 17 May 2024

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“Housing stock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housing%20stock. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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