People and communities are more likely to prosper when there is freedom from race, class, gender, or geographic discrimination. Our research provides data and tools to help communities direct resources to the people and places that can benefit the most.
Benefit-cost analysis, required for many federal funding sources, puts smaller, rural, and low-income communities at a disadvantage.
Unaffordable housing came to a head during the pandemic as communities across the country saw unprecedented rises in housing costs.
The unprecedented rise in housing prices since 2020 has affected renters more than homeowners—especially in places that were already unaffordable.
Recreation dependence, population growth from new residents, and income inequality are strongly associated with less affordable housing in non-metro counties.
Find information on housing affordability by county and compare within your state. See the average share of wages spent on rent and mortgages in every U.S. county.