A new report says home construction is on the rise in the state. The Gannett Newspapers report that 6,215 construction permits were issued in the state through April, versus 4,864 during the same time period last year. The biggest jump has been in multi-family homes. The numbers run in line with the rest of the country, which is seeing an increase in construction of about 30 percent this year verse last year. While lenders haven’t completely opened up their pockets, things have gotten better since a few years ago.