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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2014

http://www.odu.edu/content/dam/odu/offices/economic-forecasting-project/docs/2014/2014-sor-final.pdf

Focuses on economic development in the region but includes sections on megachurches, migration data, homeless children, and vehicle tolls.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

American Housing Survey, National Summary Tables 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Prices/Inflation,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/ahs/data/2013/national-summary-report-and-tables—ahs-2013.html

Presents summary statistical data for the national on such topics as single-family homes, apartments, manufactured housing, vacant units, housing costs, recent moves, and more.  Provides link to summary tables aggregated into a single Excel workbook.  From the Census Bureau

 

Considering a Reverse Mortgage

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

http://files.consumerfinance.gov/f/201409_cfpb_guide_reverse_mortgage.pdf

 

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

http://center.serve.org/nche/downloads/data-comp-1011-1213.pdf

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

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/Hampton%20Roads%20Benchmarking%20Study%202014.pdf

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

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45740-FHAMortgageGuarantees.pdf

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

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/fysb/rhy_report_to_congress_fy1213.pdf

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

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

 

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