NLIHC recognizes the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) with a Special Award for being an Outstanding Partner in Affordable Housing Research in 2012. PAHRC will receive their award at the NLIHC Annual Housing Policy conference on March 19 at the lunch plenary event.
PAHRC and NLIHC established a collaborative partnership to create the National Housing Preservation Database, a new tool that catalogs nearly all federally subsidized multifamily housing properties in the United States. PAHRC helped integrate multiple datasets and designed the user-friendly website that allows site visitors to search for subsidized properties by geography, type of funding, and other characteristics. Since its launch on November 29, 2012, the website, www.preservationdatabase.org, has gained over 770 registered users.
As the first inventory of its kind, the National Housing Preservation Database compiles multiple datasets from nine funding streams in an accessible, central location where users and researchers can view the current stock of public and affordable housing in a community. The database aims to improve preservation efforts of public and affordable housing by providing relevant information about these properties.
PAHRC was incorporated in March 2011 and is already establishing itself as a leading nonprofit organization engaged in independent and collaborative research to support the efforts of the public and affordable housing industry and its stakeholders and to inform current knowledge about important public and affordable housing questions. As a young organization, PAHRC’s work on the National Housing Preservation Database strengthened the organization’s commitment to serve as a research hub in data analysis and database compilation.
Congratulations to the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation for their outstanding commitment to collaboration and research!