Solving Housing Crisis: How LynxCraft Enables Affordable Housing for All

The global shortage of affordable housing presents a significant problem affecting millions of people. In Europe, many struggle to access adequate housing, impacting quality of life, economic stability, and social cohesion. In 2022, there were nearly 900,000 homeless people in Europe, and 19.2 million people lived in inadequate conditions. Over the past decade, average rents in the EU have increased by 19%, and housing prices have risen by 47%. This article explores the dimensions of the housing problem, its causes, challenges, and how LynxCraft offers innovative solutions to improve the situation.

What is the Housing Problem in the EU and the World?

The lack of affordable housing is a pressing issue both in the European Union and globally. In the EU, more than 25 million people spend over 40% of their income on housing, exceeding the recommendations of financial sustainability experts. Worldwide, the World Bank estimates that an additional 300 million housing units will be needed by 2030 to meet demand.

Causes of Housing Shortages

  1. Increasing Urbanization: Rapid urbanization leads to greater demand for housing in urban areas. Urbanization brings numerous benefits, such as greater economic opportunities and better access to services. However, the pressures on urban infrastructure often exceed cities’ capacities to quickly and efficiently build new housing. This causes housing shortages and increases living costs, especially for low- and middle-income groups.
  2. High Construction Costs: Traditional construction methods are expensive and time-consuming, raising the final prices of housing. Perceived costs of material replacements also deter people. Prefabricated concrete, plaster, and steel have steadily risen in prices since 2020, and paints used for interiors and exteriors have seen steep increases since early 2021 – about 33% and 50%, respectively. Even where material prices have fallen, they are not always available, and many builders struggle to assemble crews due to the increasing labor shortage.
  3. Lack of Land: The lack of suitable land for construction further increases property prices. Urban land is often limited and expensive, leading to high housing costs. Additionally, many lands are under strict regulatory restrictions, complicating and lengthening the processes for obtaining building permits.
  4. Financial Constraints: Many people lack access to financing for home purchases, increasing demand for rental housing. Banks and financial institutions often set high requirements for approving housing loans, excluding many low-income individuals and families. This leads to greater pressure on the rental market, where prices quickly rise.
  5. Regulatory Barriers: One of the biggest factors causing a lack of affordable housing options is a series of restrictive zoning laws and building regulations, including limitations on square footage, building height, and specific exclusions for multifamily housing. Complex and lengthy processes for obtaining building permits make it difficult to quickly construct new housing.

Challenges in Solving the Housing Crisis

Solving the housing crisis faces various challenges, including time and construction costs, as well as accessibility. Traditional construction methods are slow and expensive, raising the overall costs of housing. Building a house can take several months or even years, meaning labor and material costs are high. Additionally, lengthy processes for obtaining permits and planning construction further extend the timeframe, increasing project costs and making it difficult to respond quickly to urgent housing needs. Many people lack the financial means to purchase their own homes, increasing demand for affordable solutions. The lack of affordable housing leads to social inequality and exclusion, as only a few can afford quality housing. This increases pressure on the rental market, where prices rise, and many families face housing uncertainty. Solutions that provide access to financing and affordable homeownership options are crucial for addressing this challenge.

How LynxCraft is Part of the Solution

To build truly affordable housing, a better understanding of the environment is necessary. Rapid urbanization has forced local governments to take shortcuts and build structures that will not connect with the Earth in the long term. Instead of creating any housing, people must develop sustainable housing. Building eco-friendly communities that coexist with their environment will require some major changes. New construction strategies, such as LynxCraft, can help shorten construction time while creating energy-efficient homes. People must also prioritize using organic building materials that naturally blend with the environment and can last for generations.

LynxCraft offers a comprehensive solution to many challenges related to the housing problem:

  1. Speed of Construction: Our patented technology enables construction from design to completion in one week, significantly reducing construction time compared to traditional methods.
  2. Lower Costs: Standardization and prefabrication of our building elements reduce production costs, enabling the construction of affordable housing.
  3. Quality and Durability: Our prefabricated panels, manufactured in a controlled environment, ensure higher quality and durability. Using sustainable materials such as wood reduces the environmental footprint of construction.
  4. Accessibility: Our platform enables easy design and ordering of housing, allowing a wide range of people access to quality housing at affordable prices.


Long-term changes in energy consumption and production resulting from the green transition, increased digitalization, and aging European societies will affect housing conditions in Europe. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has made remote work more common, meaning that many homes are now also workplaces. The lack of affordable housing is a complex problem that requires innovative solutions. LynxCraft, with its technology and approach, enables faster, cheaper, and more sustainable construction, contributing to solving the global housing crisis. Increasing the supply of quality and affordable housing will help reduce demand and improve living conditions for millions of people.

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