Policy & Research
Austin Habitat is at the forefront of policy and research around affordable housing and community development. See below for links to recent resources and reports.
The State of the Nation’s Housing – The State of the Nation’s Housing – Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University, 2019.
Shared Equity Housing Implementation in Texas – A white paper by Austin Habitat for Humanity and HomeBase, sponsored by Citi Foundation.
Comprehensive Housing Market Study – Comprehensive Housing Market Study – From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 2018.
National Housing Conference – National Housing Conference, which provides “Paycheck to Paycheck” site where you can see how the wages of various jobs compare to the costs of home in 200+ municipalities, including Austin.
Austin Area Housing Statistics – A monthly analysis by the Austin Board of Realtors.
A 10-1 District Analysis on Housing Affordability – An interactive report by HousingWorks Austin.
How Substandard Housing Harms Children – A Report by the Atlantic CityLab on the impact of poor housing on children.
It’s Tough Out There for Renters, But Most Americans Still Want More Options to Buy a Home – A Report from the Atlantic CityLab discussing how renters want more options to buy.
Low incomes and lack of access to credit prevent renters from becoming homeowners – New report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Homeownership remains the primary source of wealth and asset appreciation for families – Article by Director of Affordable Homeownership Initiatives for CFED.