To enhance local affordability. To foster inclusive communities.

Housing Needs Assessment

Created in partnership with PolicyMap, the Housing Needs Assessment tool provides detailed reports for every city, county, and metropolitan statistical area in the country. 

To access the data for a city or county, type its name in the Location Bar below. For Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), click “Location▾” to toggle the search function and then type in the name. 

Each report presents data, maps, and visualizations describing local demographics and measures of housing affordability, housing stock characteristics, and variations in key housing indicators by race, ethnicity, age, and income. 

You can watch a video on how the tool generates these customized reports. 

You can also access short explainers to learn more about particular data points:

Please contact us with suggestions on how to improve the Housing Needs Assessment.

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