Research Library

HousingForward Virginia’s Research Library is sorted by topic and geographic focus. All our resources can be sorted by geographic category: National, Virginia, and Other States. Our resources span some of the best and most widely cited housing and related research that is publicly available online. Our database is always growing as recent studies and reports are added, so please check back often.


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Aging in Place Existing Conditions Checklist

Developed to help property owners better assess and respond to the needs of their aging residents through changes to the built environment, this checklist may be used to evaluate an existing site and/or building for design strategies that would enable residents to age with dignity in their homes.

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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2015

This report presents data on income, earnings, income inequality, and poverty in the United States based on information collected in the 2016 and earlier Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Opportunity and Location in Federally Subsidized Housing Programs

This PRRAC paper is intended to present a civil rights perspective on the federal policy discussion currently underway seeking to harmonize various subsidized housing development rules across the three agencies that sponsor low income housing (HUD, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Agriculture).

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Nonmetropolitan Outmigration Counties

This USDA study shows that outmigration counties stand out on two measures, indicating that quality of life factors inhibit inmigration: a lack of retirees moving in and local manufacturers citing the area’s unattractiveness as a problem in recruiting managers and professionals.

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Baby Boom Migration and Its Impact on Rural America

This USDA-Rural Development report identifies the types of nonmetropolitan counties that are likely to experience the greatest surge in baby boom migration during 2000-20 and projects the likely impact on the size and distribution of retirement-age populations in destination counties.

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2016 PAHRC Report: Housing is a Foundation

This report focuses on how housing helps to lift families out of poverty and finds that housing assistance provides a critical resource to six million children, two million seniors and three million disabled individuals.

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Social Determinants of Health for Rural People

This topic guide, managed by the Rural Health Information Hub, focuses on the health inequities that rural residents experience, and how income-level, educational attainment, race/ethnicity, housing quality and other factors impact health.

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The Ever-Growing Gap

This CFED and Institute for Policy Studies report examines the growing racial wealth divide for Black and Latinos households and the ways that accelerating concentrations of wealth at the top compound and exacerbate this divide.

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