Census Bureau: New Report on States with the Highest Percentage of Vacancy Issued

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a new report showing the housing market tightened significantly after the 2009 foreclosure crisis, absorbing much of the excess vacancy it created. The report – Which States Have the Highest Percentage of Vacant Housing Units?– examines the variation in state vacancy rates. It uses the […]

Census Bureau: 2021 Rental Housing Finance Survey Summary Tables Released

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today released new summary tables for the 2021 Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS). The RHFS provides measures of financial, mortgage and property characteristics of U.S. residential properties with at least one housing rental unit. It is the only data […]

Census Bureau: Household Pulse Survey Phase 3.6 Monthly Data Released

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new data from phase 3.6 of the experimental Household Pulse Survey (HPS). The HPS is an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to provide near real-time data on how the COVID-19 pandemic, and changes in social and economic conditions are affecting people’s lives […]

FHFA: U.S. House Prices Rose 12.4 Percent Over the Last Year; Up 0.1 Percent from the Second Quarter 2022

U.S. house prices rose 12.4 percent from the third quarter of 2021 to the third quarter of 2022 according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency House Price Index (FHFA HPI®). House prices were up 0.1 percent compared to the second quarter of 2022.  FHFA’s seasonally adjusted monthly index for September was up 0.1 percent from August. “House prices […]

CDFI Fund: Public Comments Sought on the NMTC Allocation and Qualified Equity Investment Tracking System

The Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund), U.S. Department of the Treasury, is soliciting comments concerning the New Markets Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program) Allocation and Qualified Equity Investment Tracking System (AQEI). The NMTC Program provides an incentive to investors in the form of tax credits over a seven […]

HUD and Census Bureau: New Residential Sales Report for October 2022 Released

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau jointly announced the following new residential sales statistics for October 2022: New Home SalesSales of new single‐family houses in October 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 632,000, according to estimates released jointly today […]

Census Bureau: Webinar on 2017-2021 American Community Survey Five-Year Estimates Scheduled for December 1st

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to hold a webinar Dec. 1, 2022, explaining how to access data and online resources from the 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS). The webinar will also provide tips for comparing ACS geographies and statistics over time. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics from Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10 […]

FHFA: Report Issued on Enterprise Single-Family Guarantee Fees in 2021

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today issued its annual report on single-family guarantee fees charged by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). Guarantee fees are intended to cover the credit risk as well as administrative and operational costs that the Enterprises incur when they acquire single-family loans from […]

HUD: FHA Annual Report Showcases Continued Leadership Efforts in Affordable Housing Financing

Annual report to Congress highlights FHA’s leading role in supporting affordable home financing for first-time homebuyers and borrowers of color, providing assistance to struggling homeowners, and addressing housing supply and affordability. The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today released its Annual Report to Congress on the financial status of its Mutual Mortgage Insurance […]