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“The State of the Nation’s Housing” Report Describes a Strong Homeownership Market but a Lack of Affordable Rental Options
“The State of the Nation’s Housing” Report Describes a Strong Homeownership Market but a Lack of Affordable Rental Options

According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ recently released “State of the Nation’s Housing 2019” report, the United States is not producing enough housing to keep up with household growth.



The Miami CHMA Has Balanced Housing Markets, but Rising Sales Prices Act as a Barrier to Homeownership
The Miami CHMA Has Balanced Housing Markets, but Rising Sales Prices Act as a Barrier to Homeownership

The Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, Florida Housing Market Area (Miami HMA), located on the Atlantic coast in southeast Florida, includes the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, Kendall, Doral, and Homestead.




Unique Partnerships Create a Community of Prefabricated Homes in Missoula, Montana
Unique Partnerships Create a Community of Prefabricated Homes in Missoula, Montana

In 2016, at the height of the production boom at the Bakken Oil Fields in Montana, a hedge fund purchased numerous fully furnished prefabricated homes as an investment, intending to lease them to oil workers.



The Middle-Class Experience of Housing Stress
The Middle-Class Experience of Housing Stress

Over the past 5 years, housing costs have outpaced income, and although low-income households are the most vulnerable to changes in the housing market, middle-income households have also felt the effects of these shifts.



The United States and South Korea Partner To Research Urban Revitalization
The United States and South Korea Partner To Research Urban Revitalization

For the past few years, government officials and researchers from the United States and the Republic of Korea have collaborated to share research and best practices related to urban revitalization.



Deriving Local Trend Factors for Fair Market Rent Estimation
Deriving Local Trend Factors for Fair Market Rent Estimation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for approximately 600 metropolitan areas and 2000 non-metropolitan counties in the United States to set housing assistance payment limits for public programs that address the housing needs of low-income families.


The Benefits of Multi-City Housing Collaboratives
The Benefits of Multi-City Housing Collaboratives

Housing markets are regional in nature and do not respect the administrative boundaries of cities and municipalities.



Employment Growth and a Balanced Housing Market in Knoxville, TN
Employment Growth and a Balanced Housing Market in Knoxville, TN

The Knoxville HMA is in eastern Tennessee and includes the nine counties of Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Knox, Loudon, Morgan, Roane, and Union.




Discussing Research, Practice, and Policy: PD&R’s Quarterly Update
Discussing Research, Practice, and Policy: PD&R’s Quarterly Update

For nearly a decade, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has hosted a regular public event — the Quarterly Update — at HUD Headquarters in Washington, DC, to announce its latest findings on the state of the U.S. housing market and convene expert panels to discuss timely issues in urban development.


The Milwaukee HMA Experiences Employment Growth, but the Housing Market is Soft
The Milwaukee HMA Experiences Employment Growth, but the Housing Market is Soft

The Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin Housing Market Area (Milwaukee HMA) is located just west of Lake Michigan, approximately 90 miles north of Chicago.




 
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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