On December 6, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held a Quarterly Update event on institutional investors in housing. Researchers and community practitioners discussed institutional investors’ growing role in the housing market, the effects of this growth, and actions to combat some of the negative effects of these investments, particularly on renters and prospective buyers of single-family homes
In June 2022, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University released its 35th annual housing report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022, which assesses the current state of the housing market.
The Austin-Round Rocks, TX housing market area (Austin HMA) — coterminous with the Austin-Round Rocks, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) — is located in south-central Texas and includes Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson counties.
The Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Housing Market Area (Palm Bay HMA) sits on the northeast coast of Florida, includes all of Brevard County and is coterminous with the metropolitan statistical area of the same name.
Access to fair mortgage products is crucial to many families’ ability to become homeowners. Mortgage access depends on assessments of the risk that a borrower will default, which typically are made through traditional credit scores and other financial information from lending institutions.
The Spokane Housing Market Area (Spokane HMA) in eastern Washington includes the counties of Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Spokane and is coterminous with the Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
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.