Study Finds Severe Workforce Housing Shortage Across Wisconsin

2019-10-01T00:00:00-05:00

By The Wisconsin Realtors Association The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) released a groundbreaking new study, “Falling Behind,” that shows a severe workforce housing shortage and highlights the need for bold bipartisan action now to address this growing concern. From a high of more than 30,000 single-family home permits authorized in 2004 to fewer than 12,500 permits authorized in 2017, Wisconsin is on the cusp of not being able to adequately provide housing for today's growing workforce needs. The detailed report showcases the primary causes of the workforce housing shortage and the subsequent results that this shortage brings to the state [...]