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Understanding Housing Needs in Your Community Using Data from the American Community Survey

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET


The American Community Survey (ACS) can be a great source of data for analyzing housing needs in your community. Sometimes, however, finding the right information using the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder can be complicated. And once you’ve found the data, it is sometimes a challenge to figure out how to present the data effectively. This webinar will demonstrate how to find local demographic and housing data from the ACS and will provide guidance for effective ways to present the data to describe housing affordability and needs. During the webinar, we will develop an example needs analysis using ACS data. In addition, there will be a hands-on portion of the webinar where participants will gather data for their own community and begin to analyze their own housing needs. By the end of the webinar, participants will have gained knowledge about the population and housing data available from the ACS and will have expertise in accessing and presenting ACS data for their city, county or neighborhood.  Brought to you by the National Housing Conference.