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Employment Growth in Fresno HMA Despite High Unemployment Rates
Map illustrating the boundaries of the 10 regions defined by HUD and their included states.

This analysis was completed before the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and does not account for the economic and housing market impacts of the actions taken to limit the spread of the virus. Currently, the duration and depth of the economic disruption are unclear, as are the extent and effectiveness of government policies to counteract this disruption.




Census Household Pulse Survey: Key Phase 2 Findings
Census Household Pulse Survey: Key Phase 2 Findings

The U.S. Census Bureau recently announced the release of Phase 2 of the Household Pulse Survey. The Household Pulse Survey is designed to quickly capture information about household experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.




Changes in the U.S. Housing Stock and Rental Market Dynamics
Changes in the U.S. Housing Stock and Rental Market Dynamics

From 2015 to 2017, new construction was the primary source of additions to the housing stock. Demolition and fire or natural disasters caused most permanent losses.



Modest Growth and a Balanced Housing Market in the Pittsburgh HMA
Modest Growth and a Balanced Housing Market in the Pittsburgh HMA

The Pittsburgh Housing Market Area (HMA) includes the seven counties of Alleghany, Armstrong, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Washington, and Westmoreland in southwest Pennsylvania.




Ensuring Long-Term and Stable Affordability With Community Land Banks and Trusts
Ensuring Long-Term and Stable Affordability With Community Land Banks and Trusts

A significant component of the overall cost of housing is the value of the underlying land. When that value is determined in large part by market forces, competing social priorities such as providing affordable housing, ensuring mixed-income communities, and reserving space for public uses may go unrealized.



HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems
HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems

HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs report, issued biennially since 1991, details critical problems facing low-income renting families.



Steady Employment Growth in the Greensboro HMA
Steady Employment Growth in the Greensboro HMA

The Greensboro-High Point Housing Market Area (Greensboro HMA) includes the counties of Guilford, Randolph, and Rockingham in central North Carolina. The city of Greensboro is the county seat of Guilford County and is the state’s third-largest city.




HUD Library Historic Document Preservation
HUD Library Historic Document Preservation

The HUD Library has scanned 1,750 historic documents that have been added to the HUDUser.gov collection.



The Household Pulse Survey Provides Data Quickly During the Pandemic
The Household Pulse Survey Provides Data Quickly During the Pandemic

On April 23, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting data for a new experimental survey designed to rapidly capture and publish data called the Household Pulse Survey.




Mitigating Displacement Through Housing in Denver, Colorado
Mitigating Displacement Through Housing in Denver, Colorado

Like many American cities with a thriving technology industry, Denver, Colorado, experienced a surge of economic and population growth during the 2010s.




 
Demystifying HUD’s CHMA Reports: An Interview with Kevin Kane
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In this column, Kevin Kane, PD&R’s Chief Housing Market Analyst, highlights how HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis reports provide insight into local economic and housing market conditions.
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Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?
Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal posed the question of whether the national apartment market is cooling down. After years of high demand for rental housing, recent data suggest that supply may have finally caught up.
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The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary
The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary

In this column, Drew Zachary, Policy Advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, discusses the Opportunity Project, a program that exploits open data sources and provides tools that enable greater access to opportunity for all Americans.
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Demand for Rental Housing at New High
Demand for Rental Housing at New High

The pace of multifamily housing construction in the United States has increased considerably since the recent recession, with most of the growth concentrated in the rental sector.
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Spotlight on Housing Starts
Spotlight on Housing Starts

If you watch or read economic commentary, you will most likely come across an economic indicator known as “housing starts.”
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Using Public Land to Defray the Cost of Affordable Housing
Using Public Land to Defray the Cost of Affordable Housing

Cities across the country are struggling to meet their residents’ demand for rental housing. The result: rapidly rising rents that often make housing unaffordable for low- and middle-income families.
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Spotlight on First Quarter Regional Rental Market Conditions
Spotlight on First Quarter Regional Rental Market Conditions

As more people have looked to rental housing as an alternative to homeownership over the past 8 years, researchers have renewed their focus on the importance of rental market conditions in analyzing the overall housing market.
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Employee Housing Improves Affordability in Watford, North Dakota

Employee Housing Improves Affordability in Watford, North Dakota

Watford City, North Dakota, the county seat of McKenzie County, stands at the southeastern edge of the Bakken oil fields.
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The Impact of Recent Oil and Natural Gas Price Declines on Local Housing Markets

The Impact of Recent Oil and Natural Gas Price Declines on Local Housing Markets

Domestic oil and natural gas markets benefited from strong demand and higher oil and natural gas prices in the early part of this decade.
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Spotlight on the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Labor Market
Spotlight on the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Labor Market

The steady growth in the national labor market has been one of the major stories of the current economic recovery.
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