Using ARPA Funds to Address Affordable Housing Needs: Lessons from Six Cities and Counties
Urban Institute, March 2023, 14 pp.
Examines how localities are using funds from the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act to support affordable housing development and preservation efforts and the challenges and opportunities they have encountered. Highlights policy implications and recommendations for funding structures in the future. more info >
Big Ideas for Children
First Focus, December 2022, 191 pp.
Part of a series calling upon policy thinkers to provide fresh proposals designed to advance federal policy and improve the health, safety, and well-being of children. more info >
2022 North Dakota Statewide Housing Needs Assessment
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, October 2022, 71 pp.
The 2022 Housing Needs Assessment provides an overview of current conditions and important trends that affect housing dynamics in North Dakota, as well as examining housing affordability, rent and income restricted multifamily housing programs, and recent housing market trends. more info >
North Dakota Affordable Housing Facts
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, August 2022, 1 pp.
Presents data on housing affordability in North Dakota, including details on cost burden and housing challenges. more info >
National Housing Market Indicators
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, March 2022, 8 pp.
Monthly report on the health of the nation's housing market. Includes indicators on home ownership, home prices, home sales, home affordability, and more. more info >
The Current State of Housing in North Dakota
North Dakota Housing Finance Agency, September 2020, 24 pp.
A study of the affordability of single and multifamily housing, the impacts of COVID-19, and housing challenges faced by vulnerable populations in 2020. more info >
Rent Burden and the Great Recession in the U.S.A.
Humphrey School, University of Minnesota, July 2016, 18 pp.
This study finds that since the recession of 2008-09, the percentage of renter households in the United States facing difficulties paying their rent rose to historically high levels, and more people with higher incomes are also experiencing "rent burden." more info >
Prevention Programs Funded by the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, November 2015, 332 pp.
Describes prevention programs funded by the national Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program. Identifies lessons learned for future efforts to prevent homelessness. more info >
The Livability Economy: People, Places, and Prosperity
AARP, July 2015, 28 pp.
This report shows how livability initiatives contribute to improved economic performance and a more vibrant, desirable, and competitive environment for housing and commercial investment. The framework of the report focuses on design factors that feature four livability outcomes that benefit older adults and people of all ages, including compactness, integration of land uses, housing diversity, and transportation options. more info >
Local Initiatives Promote Homeownership in Indian Country
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, May 2015
Residents of Indian Country face a diverse set of housing challenges. This report discusses the promotion of homeownership as a way to alleviate the pressing need for suitable homes, highlighting local initiatives to overcome obstacles to homeownership by supporting infrastructure development, increasing access to mortgage credit, cultivating financial literacy, and providing direct financial assistance to homebuyers. more info >
How Housing Mobility Affects Education Outcomes for Low- Income Children
Center for Housing Policy, September 2014, 10 pp.
Examines the relationships between housing mobility and education outcomes for low-income children, and considers the relevance of these findings to place-based policy and practice, especially ongoing federal efforts. more info >
Housing Costs, Zoning, and Access to High-Scoring Schools
Brookings Institution, April 2012, 31 pp.
Looks at the relationship between housing market regulations and housing costs near high- and low-scoring schools. Presents data on the restrictiveness of zoning restrictions, economic segregation, housing cost gaps, and test score gaps for national metropolitan areas, including the Twin Cities. more info >
Housing Needs by State: North Dakota
This site provides data on affordable housing in North Dakota, including information on shortages of rental homes and incidence of cost-burdened households. more info >
HUD Research Library
Includes reports, publications, periodicals, and data from HUD and other sources. Topics include: affordable housing, community development, homelessness, supportive housing, housing statistics, and more. more info >
AARP Livability Index
The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. on indicators related to housing, environment, transportation, safety, health services, and more. more info >