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A Balanced Housing Market and Strong Automotive Industry in the Greenville HMA
A Balanced Housing Market and Strong Automotive Industry in the Greenville HMA

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.




Flood Insurance Coverage of Federal Housing Administration Single-Family Homes
Flood Insurance Coverage of Federal Housing Administration Single-Family Homes

Extreme weather events such as storms and hurricanes have become more frequent in the United States, resulting in more than $1 trillion in damage over the past 40 years.




Closing the African American Homeownership Gap
Closing the African American Homeownership Gap

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.



Modest Growth and a Tight Home Sales Market in the Wichita HMA
Modest Growth and a Tight Home Sales Market in the Wichita HMA

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.




Steady Growth in the Phoenix HMA as Area Attracts Many Business Expansions and Relocations
Steady Growth in the Phoenix HMA as Area Attracts Many Business Expansions and Relocations

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.




HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020
HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020

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.



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.




Impacts of Filtering and Rent Control on Housing Supply
Impacts of Filtering and Rent Control on Housing Supply

Along with stagnant or insufficiently rising wages, lack of supply contributes to severe housing affordability challenges in much of the country.



Modest Employment Growth and Soft Home Sales Conditions in the Virginia Beach HMA
Modest Employment Growth and Soft Home Sales Conditions in the Virginia Beach HMA

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.




Steady Employment Growth and Tight Home Sales Market Conditions in the Omaha HMA
Steady Employment Growth and Tight Home Sales Market Conditions in the Omaha HMA

The Omaha-Council Bluffs Housing Market Area (Omaha HMA) sits on the Missouri River, bordering the states of Nebraska and Iowa.




Ongoing Trends in the Housing Economy
Ongoing Trends in the Housing Economy

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.