Exhaustive Data Highlights Central Role of Housing

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Data from the 2011 American Housing Survey which was released today provides a bonanza of information for housing advocates and researchers as well as the real estate, mortgage, homebuilding industries. Information from the survey covers virtually everything about the housing supply nationally and includes breakdowns for 29 selected metropolitan areas. The survey has been conducted in odd-numbered years over the last four decades by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The most recent survey covered an estimated 132.4 million housing units. Here is a sample of some of the information released from the survey which will give an indication of the level of the data’s detail. Of the nation’s total housing units about 90 million are in single family houses…(read more)

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