Resilience Target 7

Current Status


Activity In 2021

14,102 housing units built

Beyond 2021

12,645 housing units per year needed over the next 30 years to reach the 2050 goal

Current Initiatives

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

2020 2021 Current Target Needed 2022-2050 Needed per annum
19,467 14,102 33,569 375,000 341,434 12,645
2021 Data Source
Houston Public Works, 2021