Photograph of HUD Secretary Julián Castro speaking at a podium onstage, with Vice President Joe Biden standing to his left, in front of a backdrop with the HUD and PD&R logos.

An estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide lack access to affordable housing. In the United States alone, as many as 34 million households face significant problems associated with housing affordability, and 19 million households are “housing insecure,” meaning that they are homeless or are severely cost burdened, spending more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

The best research, and the best policy, happens when the researchers, policymakers, and practitioners talk to each other.


In this column, Shawn Bucholtz, Director of PD&R's Housing and Demographic Analysis Division, talks about innovations in the 2013 American Housing Survey.

Congress created the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) in 2008 to counteract the negative consequences of the foreclosure crisis brought about by the housing market collapse.

Harrington Village and Wright House, a new multigenerational development in the town of Shelburne, Vermont, brings much-needed affordable housing to Chittenden County.

The USHMC website contains all the national, regional, state, metropolitan, and local data and analysis in one location. You may search by geography to obtain all the reports available for a particular area.

Evidence to support increasing focus and resources on disaster resilience rests on many factors, ranging from detailed analyses of local circumstances and cases to broad datasets examining the causes and consequences of disasters.


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