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Using American Community Survey Data to Demonstrate Local Housing Needs

MAY 9, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


Having the most up-to-date information on housing needs-specific to your city, neighborhood, or community-is critically important for understanding and explaining local housing challenges. 


Sometimes, however, finding and presenting the right data can seem overwhelming. This hands-on webinar will teach participants how to access and analyze the abundance of housing and population data available from the American Community Survey. The workshop will emphasize how to find appropriate data to analyze housing affordability, as well as characteristics of the population and housing stock. Participants will have the opportunity to locate data for the area they work in and will get tips on how to present that data to make a compelling story.

On Friday, May 9 at 2 p.m. EDT, join Lisa Sturtevant, director of research at the National Housing Conference, for an interactive webinar that will teach you how to access, analyze and present local data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.  

 Register now for this free webinar

Did you know...

  • In the city of Portland, Oregon, 53.5 percent of all renters pay more than 30 percent of their income each month on housing.
  • The homeownership rate for Hispanics is 35.2 percent in the 24th Congressional district of Texas.
  • In the community of Bethesda, Maryland, located in the suburbs of Washington DC, 82.6 percent of renters with incomes below $20,000 per year spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing every month.
  • Nearly 12 percent of Pennsylvania households are seniors living alone; 13.2 percent of the population in Pennsylvania has a disability.
  • Forty percent of all housing units in the Dayton, Ohio metropolitan area were built before 1960.
  • In Wheeling, West Virginia, 8.9 percent of seniors age 65+ live in poverty; 37.2 percent of children under 5 live in poverty.

All of this information--and MORE!--is available from the American Community Survey.  

Webinar participants will have the opportunity to download information for their specific community and will be invited to ask questions throughout the presentation.  Our goal is to make this as interactive and hands-on as possible!  


The webinar will take place Friday, May 9 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m EDT (11 a.m. to Noon PDT).


Register for the webinar now