The cost of building a new home is set to rise as the US government tries to address climate change, according to a report from the nonprofit Sustainable Communities Alliance.
The group says the US is the only developed country without a sustainable plan for the construction of low-carbon, energy-efficient buildings, with a growing number of countries having similar efforts.
“The number of low carbon, energy efficiency, and sustainable building projects is on the rise,” says the report.
The report is based on a 2017 report by the United Nations, which called on countries to implement a plan for low-income people to transition into sustainable living.
The report said that the United States has the lowest number of affordable and sustainable homes in the world, with only 1.6% of people living in housing with energy efficiency.
But it also noted that while many countries are already implementing measures to help the poor transition to sustainable living, the US has made it easier for some to build homes.
Some low- and middle-income Americans have been able to purchase homes from the federal government, and others have been allowed to take their own ownership in the home.
But many other Americans can’t get a federal loan to build a home, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency has restricted financing for affordable housing projects.
If you’re not sure where to start, the SCA report says you can do some research on the federal loan program and see how much it costs to build and rent an affordable home in the US.