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Housing Research & Analysis

Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University | Projecting Trends in Severely Cost-Burdened Renters: 2015–2025

At last measure in 2013, over one in four renters, or 11.2 million renter households, were severely burdened by rents that took up over half their incomes. Building off these projections, this white paper projects how many households would be severely rent burdened by 2025 given demographic trends and under differing assumptions about real changes in income and rent levels.

Mortgage Bankers Association | Housing Demand Demographics and the Numbers Behind the Coming Multi-Million Increase in Households

This study, utilizing a comprehensive analysis of data from 1976-2014, a period encompassing several market and housing cycles, provides a projection of much stronger housing demand over the next decade.

Technical Assistance Collaborative | Creating New Integrated Permanent Supportive Housing Opportunities For ELI Households

The long-awaited activation of the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) program, which will primarily be targeted to rental housing for extremely low-income (ELI) households, represents an important new opportunity for states to begin shaping the future of our nation’s ELI housing policies, including a robust expansion of integrated permanent supportive housing (PSH) units for the most vulnerable ELI populations.

National Association of Home Builders | The Economic Impact of Home Building in a Typical Local Area

Home building generates substantial local economic activity, including new income and jobs for residents, and additional revenue for local governments. The National Association of Home Builders has developed a model to estimate these economic benefits. This report presents separate estimates of the local area impacts of building 100 single-family homes, 100 rental apartments and $1 million worth of spending on residential remodeling. 

Moody | 2015 Outlook – US State Housing Finance Agencies

Moody's Investor Service determined its outlook for the US State Housing Finance Agency (HFA) sector is stable. This outlook reflects their expectations for the fundamental business, financial and economic conditions in the sector over the next 12-18 months.

Moody’s Investors Service | Single Family Delinquencies 2nd Quarter 2014 HFA Report

State Housing Finance Agencies’(HFAs) single-family portfolio performance continues to improve as indicated by a year-over-year decline of over 4% in single family delinquencies for the second quarter of 2014. The decline will translate into reduced loan losses for HFAs as fewer loans enter the foreclosure process. Moody’s expects these signs of improvement in the sector’s

Standard and Poor’s Rating Services | U.S. State Housing Finance Agency Delinquency Rates Continued To Improve In The Second Quarter Of 2014

As of June 30, 2014, U.S. housing finance agency (HFA) single-family loan delinquencies had fallen to their lowest level since the third quarter of 2009, signaling a downward trend that that may indicate HFA delinquencies will stay in a lower range.

Moody’s HFA Single-Family Bond Financing Report

HFA Single-Family Bond Financing Will Increase, Driving Revenue Growth

Moody’s Variable Rate Debt Report

State Housing Finance Agencies Benefit from Declining Variable Rate Debt