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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.

Housing Affordability

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.

Rental report

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.

The Gap

This report attempts to quantify the gap of affordable housing units in the United States.

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