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Understanding Housing Needs
Housing Virginia offers this website as a comprehensive housing affordability resource that includes the most current available information on housing affordability. The measures highlighted here provide a benchmark of general affordability over time and illustrate the complexities of affordability.
Housing Virginia hopes that this website will stimulate discussion on affordability and add exposure to housing affordability issues.
Please choose from the menu on the right or below for the various data on affordability resources.
Most recent data: 2016 Q3
Next estimated update: March 2017
Housing Affordability Index
- Housing Affordability Index – Median
- Housing Affordability Index – 80% AMI
- Housing Affordability Index – 60% AMI
- Housing Affordability Index – Lowest Quartile
Housing + Commuting Affordability Index
- Housing + Commuting Affordability Index – Median
- Housing + Commuting Affordability Index – 80% AMI
- Housing + Commuting Affordability Index – 60% AMI
Housing Cost vs. Income
- Housing/Income Characteristics by Year
- Affordability of For-Sale Housing for Median Owners/Renters
- Affordability of Rental Housing for Median Owners/Renters
- Cost Burden: Households Paying More than 30% for Housing
- 30% of Median Income vs. Housing Cost
- Housing Price Index
- Median Gross Rent by Year
- Median Family Income by Year
Other Affordability Measures
- Residential Building Permits
- Mortgage Volume and Amount by Year
- Volume of Home Sales by Year
- Median Sales Price
- Number of Assisted Rental Units
- Assisted Rental Housing Needs
- Paycheck to Paycheck: Housing Affordability by Job Category
- Personalized Commuting Cost
- Economic Impact Calculator for Residential Renovation
- Economic Impact Calculator for Residential New Construction
- Affordability Calculator: What Can You Afford?
- Compare Housing Characteristics by City/County
The data contained in SOURCEBOOK is intended for informational, educational and research uses. The information may not be used for commercial purposes or re-marketed. Any reproduction and distribution of this information must clearly identify Housing Virginia and SOURCEBOOK as the provider of the information.