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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Considering a Reverse Mortgage

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Financial Crisis/Markets,Housing/Homelessness


Discusses what it is, how it works, why caution is needed, and what alternatives might be available.  From the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Education for Homeless Children and Youth: Consolidated State Performance Report Data: School Years 2010-11, 2011-12, and 2012-13

Categories: Children,Education,Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

A set of 13 statistical tables on such topics as the number of homeless youth enrolled in public schools, their primary nighttime residence, the number of homeless youth with federal support grants, and the academic achievement of such students.  From the National Center for Homeless Education at UNC-Greensboro with funding from the U.S. Department of Education


Hampton Roads Regional Benchmarking Study 2014

Latest annual study of the region’s 16 jurisdictions with locality profiles and regional benchmarks covering the economy, demographics, housing, transportation, and various quality of life indicators.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission


Budgetary Estimates for the Single-Family Mortgage Guarantee Program of the Federal Housing Administration

Categories: Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

Offers estimates of the effect on future federal budgets of loan guarantees, made by the FHA during the period 1992-2013.  The sharp downturn in housing values in recent years have caused estimates of significant savings to change to predictions of small losses.  From the Congressional Budget Office


Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs, Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Youth

Discusses the activities and accomplishments of the program.  From the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families


Consumer Expenditures 2013

Reports that average expenditures per consumer unit in 2013 were $51,100, little changed from 2012 levels.  Also offers details on the average consumer expenditures per category such as housing, food, transportation and so forth.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


2013 Characteristics of New Housing

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

Updated with new tables covering characteristics of new single family houses completed and sold and characteristics of new multifamily buildings completed.  From the Census Bureau


Reason for Moving: 2012 to 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Immigration/Migration,Statistics,Transportation

Nearly 36 million Americans moved to a different residence during the 2012 to 2013 period or 11.7% of the population.  This report tracks the reasons given for the moves with easier commutes and cheaper housing as the leading reasons.  From the Census Bureau


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