The amount of data available on the housing market, the need for housing, and the supply of housing has increased in the past few years. It can be difficult to know what data to use, when. One of the benefits of being an NLIHC member is that our Research Team is here to help you wade through all of that data to get to the statistics you really need to become a more effective advocate.
Along with providing valuable resources such as Out of Reach and the Congressional District Profiles, the Research Team will help NLIHC members analyze housing data about their states or communities upon request. Feel free to ask any data questions you may have, from general ones such as, “What is the difference between the American Community Survey (ACS) and the American Housing Survey (AHS),” to more specific questions, such as, “What is the shortage of units affordable to extremely low income households in my city?”
If you want to take advantage of this great membership benefit, email Megan DeCrappeo Bolton, Research Analyst, at email@example.com. Be sure to read the 2011 Advocates’ Guide article, “Federal Data Sources for Housing Advocacy,” for a primer on currently available data. The Advocates’ Guide can be found at www.nlihc.org.
To join NLIHC and become eligible for research assistance and other benefits, visit nlihc.org/membership