National and State Housing Data Fact Sheets

Updated November 20, 2014

Federal Rental Assistance. Federal rental assistance programs enable about 5 million low-income households in the United States to rent modest housing at an affordable cost.  National Data | State Data | Excel | Sources and Methods

Housing Choice Voucher Program. More than 2 million low-income households use Housing Choice Vouchers to afford modest, stable housing.  National Data | State Data | Sources and Methods

Housing Choice Voucher Utilization Data.  The links below provide annual data on the number of families using housing vouchers, the percentage of authorized vouchers that families are using, and total voucher assistance payments, by state and local housing agency, 2004 to present.  Quarterly data on the number of families using housing vouchers are also available.   Annual Data | Quarterly Data | Excel | How to Use the Data | Sources and Methods

Sequestration Cuts in Housing Choice Vouchers.  The links below provide state and local housing agency data on the 100,000 housing vouchers that have been eliminated under sequestration as of July 2014.  Data | Excel | How to Use the Data | Sources and Methods

Rental Assistance in Rural and Urban Areas. The federal government’s three largest rental assistance programs — Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing, and Multifamily Assisted units — provide over 4 million units of assisted housing, 633,000 or 14 percent of which are located outside of metropolitan areas. State Data

 

 

Housing Choice Voucher Utilization Data

Annual data on the number of families using housing vouchers, the number of authorized vouchers, the percentage of authorized vouchers in use, and the total voucher assistance payments to owners, by state and local housing agency, 2004 to present.

 

Data on the Number of Families Using Housing Vouchers

Quarterly data on the number of families using housing vouchers, by state and local housing agency, 2012 to present.

 

Sequestration Cuts in Housing Choice Vouchers

Estimated reduction in the number of families using housing vouchers due to sequestration, as of July 2014, by state and local housing agency.

 

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