Housing Affordability Data System (HADS)

Metadata Updated: March 8, 2017

The Housing Affordability Data System (HADS) is a set of files derived from the 1985 and later national American Housing Survey (AHS) and the 2002 and later Metro AHS. This system categorizes housing units by affordability and households by income, with respect to the Adjusted Median Income, Fair Market Rent (FMR), and poverty income. It also includes housing cost burden for owner and renter households. These files have been the basis for the worst case needs tables since 2001. The data files are available for public use, since they were derived from AHS public use files and the published income limits and FMRs. These dataset give the community of housing analysts the opportunity to use a consistent set of affordability measures.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date March 7, 2014
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2017

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Harvested from HUD JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 7, 2014
Metadata Updated Date March 8, 2017
Publisher US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Unique Identifier HUD031
Shula Markland
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 025:28
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Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Dictionary http://www.HUDuser.org/portal/datasets/hads/HADS_doc.pdf
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Harvest Source Title HUD JSON
Data Last Modified 2010-06-01
Program Code 025:000
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash ca1227991c4de905a351aed7c830655ae4261a0e
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1985/2011

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