HUD and the Census Bureau released interactive national summary tables from the 2015 American Housing Survey (AHS) on Thursday, November 17. The national AHS is a biennial survey that returns to the same housing units to collect information on each home’s structural quality, cost, neighborhood, and residents living in it. In previous years the AHS tracked changes to the same housing units from 1985 to 2013. A new sample of homes was selected in 2015. The 2015 AHS includes additional information on housing counseling, arts and culture, the health and safety of homes, and food security. The 2015 AHS includes a sample of subsidized housing units that give researchers and practitioners the ability to compare the subsidized housing stock with homes in the private market.
HUD and the Census Bureau expect to release the 2015 AHS data for metropolitan areas and the national and metropolitan microdata files in January 2017.
The 2015 AHS national summary tables are available at: http://bit.ly/2gmKM9H