Housing, Neighborhoods and Health: University-Community Partnerships

Presentation by Anne Ray, Geoff Smith
November 16, 2017

Institute for Housing Studies   (Chicago)

In the wake of the housing boom and bust years, communities are facing a complex housing landscape. In some areas, housing markets have roared back stronger than ever while in others, homeowners continue to contend with the lingering effects of foreclosure and vacancy. A growing number of renters struggle to find affordable places to live. This session will highlight university research centers' use of data to tell multifaceted and nuanced housing stories at the local and neighborhood level. The presenters will discuss the utility of a number of housing data sources, including property appraisers' tax roll and sale records, the Census Bureau's American Community Survey and American Housing Survey, Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data, and affordable housing preservation databases.