Every day, the presidential candidates are talking about COVID-19, the fight for a new Supreme Court justice, and the economy. So maybe it's no surprise that even though we are inarguably in a housing affordability crisis, the problem doesn't get much airtime.

Still, from the policies that President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have favored in the past and the published platforms of their campaigns, we can piece together a forecast of how each might address the shortage of affordable housing and rising housing costs if they are elected in November.

Either Trump or Biden could choose to make housing affordability a priority in their administration, and either could make a big impact, though they would certainly use different methods. From what we've seen, Trump would focus on providing tax breaks for developers, while from Biden's platform, it seems that he would raise corporate taxes to fund investment in affordable housing programs.

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