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Balanced Housing Markets And Declining Homeownership in Downtown Chicago
Balanced Housing Markets And Declining Homeownership in Downtown Chicago

The Downtown Chicago Housing Market Area (HMA) is part of Cook County, Illinois, which is the central county of the Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.




Strong Employment Growth and an Increase in Multifamily Construction
Reduced Housing Inventory Results in Low Vacancy Rate and High Sales Prices in Springfield, Massachusetts

The Austin-Round Rock Housing Market Area (Austin HMA) consists of five counties in central Texas — Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson — with an estimated population of 2.16 million.



Participation in First-Time Homebuyer Education and Housing Counseling
Participation in First-Time Homebuyer Education and Housing Counseling

Homebuyer education and housing counseling services are designed to educate consumers about the homebuying process and the benefits and risks of homeownership.



Steady Employment Growth and a Balanced Sales Market in the Baltimore HMA
Steady Employment Growth and a Balanced Sales Market in the Baltimore HMA

The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Housing Market Area (Baltimore HMA) is in central Maryland and includes the city of Baltimore and the surrounding six counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, and Queen Anne’s.




Explaining the Components of Inventory Change Reports: An Interview with Dav Vandenbroucke
Explaining the Components of Inventory Change Reports: An Interview with Dav Vandenbroucke

CINCH is a report based on the American Housing Survey (AHS). AHS generally includes the same housing units in every survey, so we can examine how those individual housing units change.



Summary of U.S. Rental Housing Market Conditions: 2Q2018
Summary of U.S. Rental Housing Market Conditions: 2Q2018

Apartment markets nationwide are relatively balanced. The overall rental vacancy rate (including apartments, single family homes, and mobile homes) was 6.8 percent during the second quarter of 2018, down from 7.3 percent a year ago.



Landlord Participation in HCV Program
Landlord Participation in HCV Program

With approximately 2.3 million enrolled households, the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest of HUD’s rental assistance programs.



Quarterly Update: Landlords and the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Catalytic Development

Although landlords play an active and vital role in determining the location, quality, and affordability of rental options for tenants, including those participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, little research exists on how landlords choose these options.


Water Piping in the Home
Water Piping in the Home

Water piping is an important part of the hidden infrastructure in the home.Many of us never think about the performance and reliability of our municipal water distribution system or the pipes in the walls of our homes.



Catalytic Development
Catalytic Development

Since the mid-1990s, economic changes have shifted Americans’ preferences for where they want to work and conduct business.



 
Demystifying HUD’s CHMA Reports: An Interview with Kevin Kane
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In this column, Kevin Kane, PD&R’s Chief Housing Market Analyst, highlights how HUD’s Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis reports provide insight into local economic and housing market conditions.
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Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?
Is There a Slowdown in the Apartment Market?

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal posed the question of whether the national apartment market is cooling down. After years of high demand for rental housing, recent data suggest that supply may have finally caught up.
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The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary
The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary

In this column, Drew Zachary, Policy Advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, discusses the Opportunity Project, a program that exploits open data sources and provides tools that enable greater access to opportunity for all Americans.
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Demand for Rental Housing at New High
Demand for Rental Housing at New High

The pace of multifamily housing construction in the United States has increased considerably since the recent recession, with most of the growth concentrated in the rental sector.
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Spotlight on Housing Starts
Spotlight on Housing Starts

If you watch or read economic commentary, you will most likely come across an economic indicator known as “housing starts.”
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Using Public Land to Defray the Cost of Affordable Housing
Using Public Land to Defray the Cost of Affordable Housing

Cities across the country are struggling to meet their residents’ demand for rental housing. The result: rapidly rising rents that often make housing unaffordable for low- and middle-income families.
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Spotlight on First Quarter Regional Rental Market Conditions
Spotlight on First Quarter Regional Rental Market Conditions

As more people have looked to rental housing as an alternative to homeownership over the past 8 years, researchers have renewed their focus on the importance of rental market conditions in analyzing the overall housing market.
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Employee Housing Improves Affordability in Watford, North Dakota

Employee Housing Improves Affordability in Watford, North Dakota

Watford City, North Dakota, the county seat of McKenzie County, stands at the southeastern edge of the Bakken oil fields.
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The Impact of Recent Oil and Natural Gas Price Declines on Local Housing Markets

The Impact of Recent Oil and Natural Gas Price Declines on Local Housing Markets

Domestic oil and natural gas markets benefited from strong demand and higher oil and natural gas prices in the early part of this decade.
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Spotlight on the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Labor Market
Spotlight on the Austin-Round Rock, Texas Labor Market

The steady growth in the national labor market has been one of the major stories of the current economic recovery.
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