Single-Family Permits Top 5,000 in 2020 (December 2020)

The number of single-family housing permits issued in December 2020 in the Kansas City metro increased by 12 percent from the prior month, according to the monthly Residential Building Permit Statistics report compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (KCHBA).

Click here to view the December 2020 Residential Stat Report.

For the year-end, the total number of single-family permits issued in 2020 surpassed the total number of permits issued in 2019 by 13 percent. The organization reported a total of 461 single-family homes permitted in December 2020, resulting in a year-end total of 5,366 for 2020.

“Consumer demand for single-family homes both nationally and in the Kansas City metro was incredibly strong in 2020,” said Will Ruder, Executive Vice President of the KCHBA. “While we are anticipating a continued consumer-friendly interest rate environment in the near term, the rising cost and overall availability of building materials will likely affect our ability to keep pace with demand. New home construction was a bright spot in the economy in 2020 and we are optimistic that will continue into 2021.”