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Changes in Neighborhood Inequality, 2000-2010

Weinberg, Daniel H., Changes in Neighborhood Inequality, 2000-2010 (March 1, 2016). US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies Paper No. CES-WP- 16-18. Available for download at SSRN: “Recent work has suggested that higher income inequality may be a desirable attribute of a neighborhood in that it represents diversity, even though high (and rising) inequalityContinue Reading

Comparing Credit Profiles of American Renters and Owners

Urban Institute’s Housing Finance Policy Center Research Report – March 2016 – Comparing Credit Profiles of American Renters and Owners: “This research report, the second in a series, reviews 2015 consumer credit data from a major credit bureau and 2015 public property record data, supplemented with 2014 American Community Survey’s (ACS) Public Use Microdata SampleContinue Reading

Housing, Housing Policy, and Housing Finance: Time for a Re-Assessment

White, Lawrence J., Housing, Housing Policy, and Housing Finance: Time for a Re-Assessment (March 24, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: “The shapers of the American mortgage finance system hoped to achieve the security of government ownership, the integrity of local banking and the ingenuity of Wall Street. Instead they got the ingenuity ofContinue Reading

Detailed data set on nominal residential property price

Via Bank for International Settlements – Updated 18 March 2016 – “The detailed data set of nominal residential property prices consists of around 300 series from 58 countries, collected from national central banks. The data set is updated monthly. Our data Property price statistics – monthly, quarterly and yearly data included, as well as documentation (xlsx,Continue Reading

D.C. Area’s Housing Prices Based On Proximity To Metro Stations

via dcist: Christina SturdivantLooking to purchase a home near the Metro? Properties close to certain stations are considerably cheaper than others, according to real estate search site Estately, which analyzed pricing info from the last six months of home sales near each of the area’s stations. Today, the site released data showing a $700,000 priceContinue Reading

Resources for National Consumer Protection Week

“National Consumer Protection Week (March 6-12, 2016) highlights the importance of understanding your consumer rights to make informed buying decisions. And it gives you the chance to learn about and share information to protect yourself and others from scams and fraud. Find a wealth of tips and information on a variety of consumer topics: banking,Continue Reading

Opportunity Project – working together to increase opportunity by harnessing the power of data

“In early 2016, the White House, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development facilitated a process in which tech developers worked with subject matter experts and cities to build digital tools that help families, community leaders, local officials, and the media to access what they need to thrive. This effortContinue Reading

Record number of over 1.2 million first time asylum seekers registered in EU Member States in 2015

Via reliefweb: Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis: top citizenships – “In 2015, 1 255 600 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number more than double that of the previous year. The number of Syrians seeking international protection has doubled in 2015 compared with the previousContinue Reading

Federal Reserve Board Beige Book February 2016

“Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts continued to indicate that economic activity expanded in most Districts since the previous Beige Book report. Economic growth increased moderately in Richmond and San Francisco and at a modest pace in Cleveland, Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis. Philadelphia reported a slight increase in economic activity, and St. Louis describedContinue Reading

New York Fed – Latest Home Price Interactive Data

Change in home prices around the nation, December 2015: “Maps changes in home prices each month compared with prices one year earlier, by county, based on CoreLogic overall house price indexes.”

New York Fed Household Debt and Credit Report

Household Debt and Credit Report – “The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Household Debt and Credit Report provides a quarterly snapshot of household trends in borrowing and indebtedness, including data about mortgages, student loans, credit cards, auto loans and delinquencies. The report aims to help community groups, small businesses, state and local governments andContinue Reading

Additional Economic Census Subject Series Reports

“The Census Bureau today released three additional reports from its 2012 Economic Census Subject Series. The first, Retail Trade — Establishment and Firm Size, presents sales, payroll and employment data for the United States by various categories. For establishments, the categories are sales size, employment size and legal form of organization. For firms, the categories are sales size, employment size, concentrationContinue Reading