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Obama Administration Announces Nearly 50 Percent Decline in Veteran Homelessness

“The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) today announced the number of veterans experiencing homelessness in the United States has been cut nearly in half since 2010. The data revealed a 17 percent decrease in veteran homelessness between January… Continue Reading

CFPB Proposes Updates To “Know Before You Owe” Mortgage Disclosure Rule

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today proposed updates to its Know Before You Owe mortgage disclosure rule. The proposed amendments are intended to formalize guidance in the rule, and provide greater clarity and certainty. The changes proposed today would augment implementation of the Know Before You Owe rule, which took effect last year, and… Continue Reading

Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units 1st Quarter 2016

“The Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units 2016 First Quarter Absorption report provides absorption details for units constructed in the fourth quarter of 2015. The Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau on behalf of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This survey measures… Continue Reading

Census Infographic: 30-Year-Olds: Then and Now

“This infographic shows how 30-year-olds today compare with those in 1975. It provides comparisons on characteristics of these young adults, such as having been married, enrollment in school, living on their own and living with a child. Selected socio-economic characteristics are also included, such as having a high school diploma, participating in the labor force,… Continue Reading

Foot Traffic Ahead 2016

Smart Growth America – George Washington University – Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros – 2016 “The end of sprawl is in sight. For perhaps the first time in 60 years, walkable urban places (WalkUPs) in all 30 of the largest metros are gaining market share over their drivable sub-urban competition—and showing substantially higher… Continue Reading

UN – ‘Unprecedented’ 65 million people displaced by war and persecution in 2015

“The number of people displaced from their homes due to conflict and persecution last year exceeded 60 million for the first time in United Nations history, a tally greater than the population of the United Kingdom, or of Canada, Australia and New Zealand combined, says a new report released on World Refugee Day today. The… Continue Reading

Americans and the new digital economy: 8 key findings

“Digital technology has ushered in a slew of new shared, collaborative and on-demand online services ranging from virtual marketplaces to home sharing. These services have potentially far-reaching implications for consumers and regulators and for the future of work in this country. To examine the scope and impact of these new services, Pew Research Center conducted… Continue Reading

Emerging Trends in Real Estate United States and Canada 2016

“Emerging Trends in Real Estate® is a trends and forecast publication now in its 37th edition, and is one of the most highly regarded and widely read forecast reports in the real estate industry. Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® 2016, undertaken jointly by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, provides an outlook on real… Continue Reading

Study – Healthy Aging Begins at Home

Bipartisan Policy Center – Healthy Aging Begins at Home, May 22, 2016 “Over the next 15 years, the explosive growth of the nation’s senior population will present unprecedented challenges. Unfortunately, millions of Americans will find they lack enough savings to fund their retirements. Some will struggle to afford their housing, while others will find their… Continue Reading

GAO Reports – Defense Inventory, Littoral Combat Ship, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, DOD Small Business Contracting

Defense Inventory: Further Analysis and Enhanced Metrics Could Improve Service Supply and Depot Operations, GAO-16-450: Published: Jun 9, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2016. Littoral Combat Ship: Need to Address Fundamental Weaknesses in LCS and Frigate Acquisition Strategies, GAO-16-356: Published: Jun 9, 2016. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2016. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Enhanced Detection Tools… Continue Reading

Home Price Growth Expectations Decline, but Consumers’ Outlook on Housing Remains Positive

June 2, 2016 – “The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today released results from its February 2016 SCE Housing Survey, which provides information on consumers’ housing-related experiences and expectations. The survey shows a modest decline in home price growth expectations. However, the majority of households still view housing as a good financial investment. Mortgage… Continue Reading

Characteristics of New Housing 2015

“Using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, which is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, this report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by region. The report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the location of… Continue Reading