The Greenville Housing Market Area (Greenville HMA), located in upstate South Carolina between the southern cities of Atlanta and Charlotte, includes the counties of Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, and Pickens and is coterminous with the Greenville Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination based on race in the sale of housing, yet African Americans still experience the effects of explicit and implicit policies that barred them from the housing market before the act’s passage as well as ongoing discrimination in some cases.
The Wichita Housing Market Area (HMA) includes the counties of Butler, Harvey, Kingman, Sedgwick, and Sumner in south central Kansas. Wichita is the most populous city in Kansas, with an estimated population of 650,900 people.
The Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler Housing Market Area (Phoenix HMA) is located in south central Arizona and includes the counties of Maricopa and Pinal. The Phoenix HMA is home to nearly two-thirds of the population of Arizona with an estimated population of 4.91 million.
It is the mission of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to provide reliable and objective housing research and market data for its constituents — housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia-North Carolina Housing Market Area (Virginia Beach HMA) encompasses 5 counties on the southeastern coast of Virginia, two counties on the northeastern coast of North Carolina, and includes 7 of the 11 largest cities in Virginia, including the largest, Virginia Beach.
One major influence on housing affordability is the state of the overall economy, and economic forecasting can help steer policy to best respond to the real-world economic conditions that Americans will face.