Description of HAI Sourcebook
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 in a straightforward manner the complexities of affordability. Housing Virginia hopes that this website will stimulate discussion on affordability and add exposure to housing affordability issues.
Most of the measures are available for Virginia, its metropolitan areas, independent cities, and counties and are provided over a five-year time period. Measures are explained in detail under DESCRIPTION OF MEASURES
and data is available for DOWNLOAD
To access data, go to the drop down menu above and choose a location. Then choose one of the drop down menu choices for housing measures and click select.
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.
The data provided include a sheet of advocate quick facts that highlights housing affordability for households with incomes at 60% of the median income for the area and provides other key affordability measures; a summary chart of housing and income characteristics; assorted housing affordability indexes along with trend charts and statewide thematic maps; and additional measures that help quantify housing affordability for a particular area.