April housing starts in Clark County up from 2012, down from March



April homebuilding permits issued in unincorporated Clark County were up by 75 percent compared to April 2012, according to a Monday report.

The county’s Department of Community Development issued 77 permits to build single-family houses last month, up from 44 permits in April 2012 and up from 25 permits in April 2011. April’s total was down slightly — about 13.5 percent — from March, when builders took out 89 permits for single-family houses.

April’s housing permits totaled approximately $25 million in value, a 76 percent increase from $14.2 million worth of permits issued in April 2012, the department said.