The current low level of housing construction may lead to a surge in housing construction once the economy improves. That is the finding of an article from CNNMoney (2010-06-15):
As the nation struggles to shrug off the worst housing crash since the Great Depression, it may be hard to believe a housing shortage could be on its way. The nation is simply not building enough homes to keep up with potential demand. Just 672,000 new homes were started in April, less than half the long-term run rate needed to meet the nation's natural population growth. "It is ironic, but there is a growing consensus that there may be a new housing shortage coming," said James Gaines, a real estate economist with Texas A&M.Read the full article here.