housing stock


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The law is part of a broader effort the state has undertaken in recent years to bolster California’s housing stock and pave the way for more affordable units. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 9 Mar. 2023 In the 53215 zip code, where more than 10,000 kids were born in the last decade, the housing stock has only grown by 1% since 1990. Genevieve Redsten, Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2023 Aside from the 1969 passage of 40B, a state law that allows developers to circumvent zoning in towns where less than 10 percent of the housing stock is affordable, Beacon Hill has generally stayed out of the local zoning fray. Andrew Brinker, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Mar. 2023 Advocates and government agencies that handle housing issues listed their worries about rising housing costs and a housing stock lagging behind demand. Katie Shepherd, Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2023 The fall in rental prices may also be a result of fresh housing stock hitting the market this year. Elizabeth Napolitano, CBS News, 28 Feb. 2023 The rehab work is part of an ongoing effort to revitalize a mostly Black and aging community that has long battle poverty and deteriorating housing stock. al, 28 Feb. 2023 Solutions lie in diversifying the housing stock, regulating short-term rentals and increasing rental assistance, according to Morrison Institute. Kunle Falayi, The Arizona Republic, 25 Feb. 2023 The underlying theory behind the move is that the region faces a shortage of affordable housing and increasing the housing stock will ease prices. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Housing stock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/housing%20stock. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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