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HUD User Datasets

HUD provides interested researchers with access to the original data sets generated by PD&R-sponsored data collection efforts, including the American Housing Survey, median family incomes and income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock, and the public housing population.


HUD has announced a new competition for access to data from the Moving to Opportunity (MTO) demonstration and the Family Options Study (FOS). A request for proposals from policy or research organizations and their affiliates for the competition can be found here.



Program Operations and Planning Data


Housing Surveys Data

Program Participation Data

Program Participation Data


HUD Sponsored Reserach Studies Data


Archived Dataset


Program Operations and Planning Data

50th Percentile Rent Estimates
Median Rents generated from the Fair Market Rent Process for use in Success Rate Payment Standards.

Annual Adjustment Factors
The Department of Housing and Urban Development establishes the rent adjustment factors - called Annual Adjustment Factors (AAFs) - on the basis of Consumer Price Index (CPI) data relating to changes in residential rent and utility costs.

CDBG Low-Mod Benefit Areas - Census 2000 (HUDExchange.info)

CDBG Low-Mod Benefit Areas - ACS 2006-10 (HUDExchange.info)

Consolidated Planning
Custom tabulation of ACS data on housing needs.

Fair Market Rents
Rents used as the basis for payment standards in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

FHA Loan Limits (HUD.GOV)

Geospatial Data Resources
Search for and discover HUD's geospatial datasets, application programming interfaces (APIs), and web-based mapping tools. Please note that eGIS Storefront is replacing the old Geospatial Data Sets and Resources page.

HOME Program Income Limits (HUDExchange.info)

HOME Rent Limits (HUDExchange.info)

HOME Sales Price Limits (HUDExchange.info)

Income Limits
Income thresholds for determining eligibility for housing assistance.

Metropolitan Area Look-Up
Defines Metropolitan status for individually selected counties based on OMB area definitions.

Multifamily Tax Subsidy Income Limits
HERA mandated income thresholds for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and bond financed projects.

Multifamily Utility Allowance Factors
Multifamily Tax Subsidy Projects (MTSP) Income Limits were developed to meet the requirements established by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-289) that allows 2007 and 2008 projects to increase over time.

Neighborhood Mapping Tool
This tool allows NSP grantees to identify areas of greatest need.

Promise Zone Mapping Tool
This tool assists applicants to HUD's Promise Zone initiative prepare data to submit with their 2013 application by allowing applicants to draw the exact location of the area they intend to serve.

Qualified Census Tracts and Difficult Development Areas
Geographically- targeted areas for development in the LIHTC program.

Renewal Funding Inflation Factors
Renewal Funding Inflation Factors are used in the allocation of Housing Choice Voucher funds among Public Housing Agencies.

Small Area FMR
Small Area Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for all metropolitan areas.

Special Tabulations of Households
Households broken out by age, income, tenure, and conditions.

Uniform Relocation Act Income Limits
The Uniform Relocation Act Income Limits establish the extent of replacement housing assistance dependent on qualifying as low-income, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

USPS Vacancies Data
Summarizes data on address vacancies by Census tract.

USPS ZIP Code Crosswalk Files
Reconciles USPS ZIP geographies with other administrative geographies.

Utility Allowances
HUD has developed a Utility Schedule Model that enables the user to calculate utility schedules by housing type after entering utility rate information (tariffs).

Housing Surveys Data

2001 Residential Finance Survey
Comprehensive survey of mortgages for owned and rented housing.

American Housing Survey
Comprehensive data on the national housing stock.

AHS: Housing Affordability Data System
What housing can people afford? What does housing cost?

Components of Inventory Change (CINCH) reports
Where does housing stock come from? Where does it go?

Homeless Point-in-Time Data (HUDExchange.info)

Rental Housing Finance Survey
The purpose of the RHFS is to provide current and continuous measure of financial, mortgage and property characteristics of multifamily rental housing properties in the United States.

Program Participation Data

CPD Consolidated Plans, Action Plans, and CAPERS (HUDExchange.info)


FHA Multifamily Data (HUD.GOV)

FHA Multifamily Data (HUD.GOV)

FHA Single Family Portfolio Snapshot (HUD.GOV)

Ginnie Mae MBS Disclosure Data (GinnieMae.gov)

Government Sponsored Enterprise Data
The Department of Housing and Urban Development published a wealth of information on the mortgage purchases of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) for which HUD had oversight through mid-2008.

Housing Choice Voucher Program Support-VMS HAP Data (HUD.GOV)

HUD assisted Public Use Microdata Sample
Tenant level data for HUD's largest rental assistance programs.

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) is the most important resource for creating affordable housing in the United States today. The LIHTC database, created by HUD and available to the public since 1997, contains information on 40,502 projects and 2.6 million housing units placed in service between 1987 and 2013.

Multifamily Assistance Section 8 Contracts (HUD.GOV)

Physical Inspection Scores
Detailed results of physical property inspections conducted by HUD's Real Estate Assessment Center from 2001 through January 2015. Includes properties that are owned, insured or subsidized by HU, including public housing and multifamily assisted housing.

Picture of Subsidized Households
Characteristics of nearly five million assisted housing units and households, summarized at the national, state, public housing agency (PHA), project, census tract, county, Core-Based Statistical Area and city levels.

Resident Characteristics Report (HUD.GOV)

Terminated MF Housing Mortgages (HUD.GOV)

HUD Sponsored Research Studies Data

Fair Housing Initiatives Data
The site visit and web survey data were collected as part of a study of the Fair Housing Initiatives Program.

Family Unification Program Youth Data

Housing Discrimination Against Racial And Ethnic Minorities 2012

Moving To Opportunity (MTO)
MTO is a unique random assignment research effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

NCHS - HUD Data Linkage
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in collaboration with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), is pleased to announce the release of the first NCHS-HUD linked data product.

Participating Jurisdictions Survey Data

PHA Homelessness Preferences: Web Census Survey Data
In 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administered a web-based survey to 3,988 public housing agencies (PHA) that administer the Housing Choice Voucher program and/or operate public housing to understand the extent to which PHAs prioritize homeless households for these two forms of housing assistance.

Public-Sector Loans Data

Section 108 Data
Section 108 authorizes entitlement jurisdictions to use future CDBG funds to guarantee repayment of loans for certain kinds of development projects. Econometrica’s 2011 survey is a uniquely comprehensive source for qualitative and quantitative information on completed Section 108 projects.

Archived Datasets

Manufactured Home and Subprime Lender List
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data does not include a field that identifies whether an individual loan application is a subprime or manufactured home loan application.

Metropolitan Area Quarterly Residential and Business Vacancy Report
Defines Metropolitan status for individually selected counties based on OMB area definitions.

Neighborhood Stabilization Data
HUD's Neighborhood Stabilization Program provides emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities.

Sandy Damage Estimates by Block Group
Sandy Damage Estimates by Block Group

State of the Cities Data Systems
SOCDS provides a variety of data including building permits, Census data, and crime statistics.




Income Limits
Fair Market Rent
Dataset Reference Guide
Dataset Reference Guide