After a record-shattering year in 2021, the housing market is at an inflection point. Higher interest rates have taken some heat out of the homebuying market, and the large number of apartments under construction should bring some relief on the rental side. For lower-income households and households of color, though, the pressure of high housing costs is unlikely to relent. According to The Joint Center for Housing Studies new The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022 report, the surge in the prices of gas, food and other necessities has made matters worse, especially now that most pandemic emergency government supports have ended.