The Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia Housing Market Area (Detroit HMA) is coterminous with the Detroit MSA and includes all of Wayne county, Michigan. Detroit is the most populous city in Michigan with an estimated population of 1.74 million.
The Census Household Pulse Survey provides insight on how individuals are experiencing business closures, stay-at-home orders, school closures, changes in spending patterns, and other abrupt and significant changes to American life during the pandemic.
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.