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Federal Policy Update: American Housing Survey Data & Making Most Of TIFIA Webinar

HUD today made the American Housing Survey 2011 data available to the public. This survey provides high quality national housing data that is used by policymakers, public agencies, and others to analyze the state of housing in America. The 2011 AHS features many changes. The one that will strike data users first is that the files are a lot bigger. That’s because, for the first time, AHS national and metropolitan survey cases are integrated into the same dataset. Not only, that, but the 2011 data collection included a whopping 29 metropolitan surveys, at 4500 cases each! Thus, the core NEWHOUSE file contains 186,448 records, and the PERSON file has 339,453. The standard weighting variables (WEIGHT and WGT90GEO) allow you to use all of the metropolitan cases in your national-level analysis. There is also a new weight variable, WGTMETRO, which allows you to tabulate the metropolitan areas on their own.

The 2011 American Housing Survey Public Use File (AHSPUF) is available for download from HUD USER.

Join Transportation for America for an online presentation "Making the Most of TIFIA Financing" on October 24. The recently enacted MAP-21 significantly expanded this federally subsidized loan program and made several changes that will make it easier for transit projects to win federal financing. T4 staff will give an overview of the program and experts from the public and private sectors will discuss the benefits of TIFIA financing for public transportation projects, including the potential for transit-oriented development projects.

Making the Most of TIFIA Financing
Wednesday October 24 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM Eastern Time (10:00 to 11:30 AM Pacific Time)
Register here.

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