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AHS Conference: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The inaugural Department of Housing and Urban Development American Housing Survey (AHS) Users Conference was held on March 8, 2011. This day-long conference presented early results from the newly released 2009 AHS datasets. More than a dozen analysts from academic, private, and government organizations presented their findings on a wide range of housing topics, providing insights into the value of the AHS data.


8:00 – 8:30
Registration

8:30 – 8:45
Welcome

Raphael Bostic, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research
8:45 – 10:15

AHS and Special Needs

The House Next Door: A Comparison of Residences by Disability Status Using New Measures in the American Housing (Denise Whalen and Gina Livermore)
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Leveraging the AHS to Better Estimate Worst Case Housing Needs of Persons with Disabilities: An Exploration (Danilo Pelletiere and Kathryn Nelson)
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Housing Recovery in New Orleans: A Multi-Level Approach to Vulnerability and Resilience (Lisa K. Bates and Timothy F. Green)

10:15 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 12:00

AHS and Assisted Housing


Household Energy Use and Subsidized Housing (Samuel Dastrup, Simon McDonnell, and Vincent Reina)
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Comparing AHS Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Households with Bayesian Propensity Scores (Brent D. Mast)
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The Impact of Housing Vouchers on Renters’ Neighborhood Satisfaction: Understanding the Perceptions and Constraints among Assisted and Unassisted Renters (Lauren M. Ross)
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12:00 – 1:15

Working Lunch
The AHS - Then, Now, and In Between
John C. Weicher, Keynote Speaker

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1:15 – 2:45

Improving the Usefulness and Scope of the AHS


Housing Value, Costs, and Measures of Physical Adequacy (Paul Emrath)
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Exploring Housing Conditions of Low-Income Minorities in the Southern United States (Sung-jin Lee, Kathleen R. Parrott, and Mira Ahn)
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Getting Rural Right in the American Housing Survey (Lance George)
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2:45 – 3:00

Break

Concurrent Sessions

 
3:00 – 4:45

AHS and Housing Wealth


Housing Units with Negative Equity, 1997-2009 (George R. Carter III)
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Home Mortgage Refinance and Wealth Accumulation (Yan Chang and Frank Nothaft)
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3:00 – 4:45

AHS, Rental Affordability and Relocation Decisiona


Analyzing Rental Affordability During the Great Recession 2007 to Present (Katrin B. Anacker & Yanmei Li)


Aging-in-Place and Generational Change: Data from the American Housing Survey, 1978-2009 (Miranda Dietz and Larry Rosenthal)
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Urban Pioneers: Why Do Higher Income Households Choose Lower Income Neighborhoods? (Ingrid Gould Ellen, Keren Horn, and Katherine O’Regan)
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