Reports: Homeownership

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 >

The State of the Nation's Housing
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, November 2022, 44 pp.
This is an annual assessment of the nation’s housing outlook and summarizes important trends in the economics and demographics of housing.   more info >

Profile of Older Americans
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging, November 2022, 20 pp.
National data profile of older adults, including living arrangements, racial and ethnic composition, geographic distribution, income, poverty, housing, employment, education, health and health care, disability, and caregiving. New reports are issued annually.   more info >

State of Black America
National Urban League, June 2022
Annual report presenting the National Urban League's Equality Index. Focuses on unemployment and income equality, but also includes measures of education, health, civic engagement, housing, transportation, and public safety for Hispanic, Black, and White populations. Includes metropolitan area rankings of unemployment and income equality. Requires a free registration to download full reports.   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 >

Housing Opportunity in Grand Forks County
Grand Forks County Housing Authority, July 2017, 64 pp.
This study analyzes housing opportunities in the smaller communities around the City of Grand Forks, using demographic information and public utility infrastructure data, along with public safety and educational information. The report provides baseline data and general guidelines to inform future residential development.   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 >

Housing an Aging Rural America: Rural Seniors and Their Homes
Housing Assistance Council, October 2014, 48 pp.
This report explores the impact that a rapidly aging rural population will have on social, economic, and housing systems. Most seniors wish to remain and age in their homes as long as possible, but rural elders are increasingly experiencing challenges with housing affordability and quality. Rural communities will need to develop a range of housing options in order to enhance the lives of seniors and provide cost-effective options.   more info >

Web sites

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 >

Prosperity Now Scorecard
Ranks the 50 states and the District of Columbia on performance measures in the areas of Financial Security, Business Development, Homeownership, Health Care and Education.   more info >

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