Local-level data combined with complementary federal sources provide the most robust health and housing assessment to drive healthy housing baseline data. From this baseline data, actors in many communities have designed and targeted healthy housing programs and resources, and developed dashboards for measuring progress. The resources below help to address these challenges.
Assessing Healthy Housing on a Community Level
Additional Data Resources and Guides
For individuals interested in diving deeper to assess housing-related issues, HUD created a two-part guide to data sources to support housing research.
- Data Sources for U.S. Housing Research, Part 2: Private Sources, Administrative Records, and Future Directions [pdf; HUD, 2015]
HUD Data Sets
A full listing of the data sets available from HUD, the HUD Reference Guide and matrix rates each of the HUD data sets by its relevance to a variety of categories. A brief description of the data set and its available format is available from Guide to HUD User Data Sets. [url, pdf; HUD]