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Small Area Fair Market Rent Demonstration
Small Area Fair Market Rent Demonstration

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest rental assistance program that HUD administers, helping approximately 2.2 million households secure affordable housing in the private rental market.



Financial Barriers to Millennial Homeownership
Financial Barriers to Millennial Homeownership

Millennials — a generation who came of age in the wake of the Great Recession of 2008 — have historically low homeownership rates despite entering the age bracket during which Americans of previous generations have typically started buying homes.


Employment Losses and Declining Homeownership in Toledo
Employment Losses and Declining Homeownership in Toledo

The Toledo Housing Market Area (HMA) sits on the Maumee River in Ohio and borders Michigan and Lake Erie.




Addressing the Affordable Housing Gap
Addressing the Affordable Housing Gap

The supply of housing in the United States that is affordable to low- to moderate-income renters and homeowners (those earning up to 140 percent of area median income) remains insufficient to meet the demand.


Employment Growth and High Housing Costs in Washington, DC
Employment Growth and High Housing Costs in Washington, DC

The District of Columbia (Washington, DC) is the capital of the United States and part of the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.




Innovating for Lower Housing Construction Costs
Innovating for Lower Housing Construction Costs

California, and the Bay Area in particular, is in the midst of a well-documented increase in housing costs and decline in affordability.



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.




 
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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