January 6, 2017

HUD: American Housing Survey Results for 25 Metro Areas Released

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau released the results of the 2015 American Housing Survey focusing on 25 metropolitan areas across the country. The data released today includes detailed information on everything from monthly housing costs, hunger, and neighborhood characteristics including crime and the prevalence of rodents and cockroaches. Read the 2015 American Housing Survey data by metro area.

The national report, released in November, focused on nationwide data, while today’s release reflects data on homes and households in 25 large metropolitan areas.

The 25 metropolitan areas in the 2015 AHS include:

The most comprehensive survey of its kind, the AHS covers a variety of “core” housing topics, including the composition and quality of the nation’s housing inventory, mortgages and other housing costs, and neighborhood conditions. For the first time in its 42-year history, the American Housing Survey included questions on food security status, which allowed HUD to assign households a “food security status” score. Using these categories, households were classified as having “low” or “very low” food security, which is commonly known as being “food insecure”.

The 2015 survey includes the following findings:

Housing Costs

Health and Hunger:

Housing Quality


The AHS is sponsored by HUD and conducted every other year by the Census Bureau. The latest AHS metropolitan areas survey was conducted in the summer and fall of 2015 and included a nationally-representative sample of homes, as well as a representative samples of homes in the 15 largest metropolitan areas and ten additional large metropolitan areas. The full national and metropolitan area results of the 2015 AHS are now available at the AHS Table Creator website, where users can create custom tables and reports.

Read detailed summary tables of the data released today.

This post was originally published here.