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American Housing Survey
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau conduct the American Housing Survey (AHS). The survey collects data on the nation's housing, including apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant housing units, household characteristics, commuting characteristics, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment and fuels, size of housing unit, and recent moves. National data are collected in odd numbered years, and the national sample covers an average 55,000 housing units. Data for each of 47 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are collected about every four years, with an average of 12 MSAs covered each year. Each metropolitan area sample covers 4,800 or more housing units.

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Survey collects national and local data for 47 selected MSAs.
First Year1975
Last Year1999
  • Frequency varies depending on geographic location.
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Data Provider AgencyU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
U.S. Census Bureau
Data Provider OfficeAmerican Housing Survey
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