Changes in demographic trends are a key driver of changes in the demand for affordable housing. Recent studies describe these changes and the implications for low- and moderate-income households.
Reports and Studies
City Families and Suburban Singles: An Emerging Household Story from Census 2000
This study examines the changing composition of households in cities and suburbs and describes the implications for housing demand, the tax base and city services. Source: Brookings Institution.
Demographic Change in Medium-Sized Cities: Evidence from the 2000 Census
This report describes demographic changes occurring in mid-sized cities with trends ranging from population loss in some to rapid growth in others. Source: Brookings Institution.
Housing Our Elders
This report describes the housing needs of the elderly and the characteristics of their housing. Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Latino Growth in Metropolitan America: Changing Patterns, New Locations
A report detailing patterns of growth among the Latino population in the largest metropolitan areas. Source: Brookings Institution.
Reaching the Immigrant Market (559K PDF file
A report describing immigrant homeownership patterns and the demographic characteristics of the immigrant housing market. Source: Fannie Mae Foundation. Adobe Reader is required to read this document. Download a free copy of Adobe Reader if you do not have one.
The Implications of Changing U.S. Demographics for Housing Choice and Location in Cities
Using the latest Census data, this report describes demographic trends and their impact on housing choice. Source: Brooking Institution.