U.S. Census Bureau
The American Community Survey
The American Community Survey is an annual, ongoing survey that provides vital information about communities across the United States. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.
The American Housing Survey
The biennial American Housing Survey is the Census Bureau’s most comprehensive housing survey for major American cities. Funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the survey offers a wide range of information on housing affordability, quality, etc.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
National Housing Market Survey
The survey is a quarterly analysis of various indicators in the housing market that offers an excellent narrative.
This data shows the trends of housing affordability since the 1970s.
Fair Market Rents
Released annually by HUD for 530 metropolitan areas and 2,045 nonmetropolitan county areas, Fair Market Rents are primarily used to determine payment standard amounts for the Housing Choice Voucher program, and serve as a rent ceiling in the HOME rental assistance program.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics
Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages
This data set offers a glimpse into the wages of different professions searchable by state or county.
Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies
State of the Nation’s Housing
Launched in 1988, the Center’s signature report continues to provide a widely-referenced annual assessment of housing markets, homeownership, and affordability challenges.
This report focuses on the state of rental housing in the United States.
The Urban Institute
Mapping America’s Rental Housing Crisis
Many households struggle to afford a decent, safe place to live. Since 2000, rents have risen while the number of renters needing affordable housing has increased. These two pressures make finding affordable housing even tougher for America’s poorest households. This data visualization explores the housing gap for extremely low income households.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Out of Reach Report
The Out of Reach Report analyzes the affordable housing need across the United States and compiles crucial data from the Census’ ACS and AHS as well as other sources.
This report attempts to quantify the gap of affordable housing units in the United States.