A large and growing share of US households cannot find housing they can afford. A major focus of our research is to document the housing cost burdens that both renters and homeowners face, and to analyze the complex interrelationships among household incomes, housing prices, and the market dynamics driving affordability trends. We incorporate our findings into our signature reports and make our national, state, and metro-level cost burden data available through a variety of interactive tools.

Data & Charts


Sharon Cornelissen

Postdoctoral Fellow

A Triple Pandemic? The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 Disproportionately Affect Black and Hispanic Households

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black and Hispanic households have been more likely to lose income and experience...

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Alexander Hermann

Research Analyst

Using the Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey to Assess the Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on America’s Households

Thursday, July 02, 2020

By the end of May, 44 percent of the nation’s households lost employment income as a result of the COVID-19...

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