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Released! 2015 American Housing Survey Public Use File Data

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NOW AVAILABLE: 2015 AHS National & Metropolitan Public Use File Microdata

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Details on these topics and more are now available with the release of the 2015 American Housing Survey National & Metropolitan Area Public Use Files (PUF).

Funded and overseen by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the U.S. Census Bureau (Census), the biennial AHS is considered the nation’s most comprehensive housing survey. The AHS and PUF data are ideal for housing and urban planning professionals, housing trade associations, real estate professionals, academics, mortgage lenders, private corporations, the media, and federal and state local governments.

The downloadable data include information on:

  • Housing quality
  • Size and composition of housing units
  • Vacancy rates
  • Housing costs
  • Home improvements
  • Neighborhood characteristics

The 2015 AHS PUF microdata also includes special and unique topical information on food security, health and safety hazards in homes, housing counseling, and arts and culture.

New and Improved Help Guide & Codebook!

To enhance usability, HUD and Census developed a brand new 2015 AHS PUF help guide. We encourage you to review the help guide in order to understand changes and improvements to 2015 data prior to file download. A new Interactive Codebook Database will also help you more easily identify relevant microdata variables.

Learn More

Visit the American Housing Survey website to learn more about gaining unique insight into housing-related issues. Please visit the Public Use Files website for additional details on this data source.