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As housing has become increasingly unaffordable in Wisconsin and nationally since 2021, our state has issued more permits for housing construction. But the pace has declined slightly over the last two years and still lags far behind the housing boom years of the early 2000s. A growing share of new housing permits were for multi-family units, while the pace of single-family permitting has stagnated or declined in the state’s largest metros areas.

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