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Consumer Expenditures 2013

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cesan.pdf

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

http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/pdf/c25ann2013.pdf

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

http://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/p20-574.pdf

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

 

Highlights of Annual 2013 Characteristics of New Housing

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/construction/chars/highlights.html

A statistical snapshot of new single-family homes and multifamily units completed.  From the Census Bureau

 

Foreclosure Defense: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Laws/Regulations

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/05/foreclosure-defense-a-beginners-guide/

A list of resources that can aid a homeowner targeted by a foreclosure action.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Housing the Future Workforce in the Hampton Roads Region

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Virginia Issues

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/Housing%20the%20Future%20Workforce%20in%20the%20Hampton%20Roads%20Region%20-%20FINAL.pdf

Analyzes the employment-driven demand for housing in the Hampton Roads region between 2013 and 2033 and presents estimates of future housing demand by location, tenure, type, and price/rent.  Projects a need for 86,000 additional housing units by 2033.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Impact of Oil and Gas Exploration on Affordable Housing

Categories: Energy,Housing/Homelessness,Income/Poverty

http://www.huduser.org/Publications/pdf/emad_2014_2.pdf

Provides a brief overview of affordable rental-housing programs, a discussion of the impacts of oil and gas exploration on the price of housing, and a review of how HUD and state agencies are responding to these impacts.  From the Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Report on the Troubled Asset Relief Program: April 2014

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness,Manufacturing,Transportation

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45260-TARP.pdf

Estimates that the TARP program will cost the government $27 billion with most of the cost going to assistance to American International Group, the automotive industry, and grant programs aimed at avoiding home mortgage foreclosures.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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