HUD is soliciting public comments on the 2015 American Housing Survey (AHS), according to a notice posted in the Federal Register on February 1. HUD is seeking comments from policymakers, researchers, and data users that specify which metropolitan areas should be a focus of the 2015 AHS survey. The 2015 AHS survey will sample up to 30 metropolitan areas. HUD is specifically interested in metropolitan areas that are important from a housing policy perspective, or have experienced significant demographic and socioeconomic changes.
The AHS provides data on the size, composition, quality, and occupants of the country’s housing inventory. The data are used to study housing conditions, changes in housing stock over time, and the supply and demand for housing. The data allow HUD and others to effectively evaluate housing programs and advise Congress on housing conditions and needs.
The current AHS sample was drawn in 1985, and HUD has collected data on this sample every two years. The 2013 AHS was the final survey administered to the current national and metropolitan longitudinal samples. HUD will draw a new national longitudinal sample and up to 30 metropolitan samples for 2015.
Comments are due to HUD by April 1.
View detailed instructions on how to submit comments in the Federal Register notice: http://1.usa.gov/1bGPzs3