Activity In 2021
14,102 housing units built
12,645 housing units per year needed over the next 30 years to reach the 2050 goal
- City of Houston’s Livable Places Committee
- My Home is Here: Harris County’s Housing Needs Assessment and 10-Year Strategy
- 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
Why Are More Homes Needed?
Houston is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and is the core of one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan regions. To accommodate Houston’s next one million residents, the City is seeking to build 375,000 new homes across every income level by 2050 to welcome new residents. That equates to approximately 12,500 housing units per year. In 2021, 14,102 housing units were built, which surpasses the annual goal, buttressed by years of explosive growth (i.e. 19,467 housing units in 2020) and strong housing growth throughout the metropolitan area. Current data collection efforts around this housing production target do not account for the price point of the units built or which have affordability restrictions.
New Home Construction in the City of Houston
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- 2021 Data Source
- Houston Public Works, 2021