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Version 1.2 of Public Use File released on April 1, 2013

2011 AHS National Summary Report tables.
2011 AHS public use file (v1.2).
2011 AHS webinar slides (ppt, pdf), took place on October 23, 2012

A recent interview by Shawn Bucholtz with Federal News Radio on the American Housing Survey, providing a comprehensive overview of its purpose and methodology.

Disability and Accessibility Variables in the American Housing Market
This webinar features one of PD&R's Senior Economists, David Vandenbroucke, discussing the 2011 AHS topical module that covers accessibility features.

The AHS is the largest, regular national housing sample survey in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the AHS to obtain up-to-date housing statistics for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The AHS contains a wealth of information that can be used by professionals in nearly every field for planning, decisionmaking, market research, or various kinds of program development. It gives you data on apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant homes, family composition, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment, fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers.

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