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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Early Exposure to Environmental Chaos and Children’s Physical and Mental Health

Using the Three-City Study, which provides longitudinal statistics on low-income children from Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio who live in moderate- or high-poverty neighborhoods, the researchers used data from a random sample of 495 children who lived in a household earning less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level with a primary female caregiver. The authors analyzed various indicators of child outcomes, environmental chaos, family instability, parental functioning, and biological vulnerability from three waves of the study (1999, 2001, and 2005-06).

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Health Equity in Richmond, Virginia

This VCU Center on Society and Health report focuses on population, community characteristics, and health trends in the Richmond metropolitan area that may affect health outcomes for residents.

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Housing is a Foundation: 2016 PAHRC Report

The Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) released its third annual research report titled 2016 PAHRC Report: Housing is a Foundation. The report finds that vulnerable populations significantly benefit from federal rental assistance paired with services. However, federal funding for housing assistance and services is in decline.

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State of the Nation’s Housing 2016

The State of the Nation’s Housing, released annually by the Joint Center for Housing Studies, provides a periodic assessment of the nation’s housing outlook and summarizes important trends in the economics and demographics of housing.

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Healthy Aging Begins at Home

This Bipartisan Center report looks at how communities across the country must make meeting the needs of their older residents a priority consideration as they plan for the future.

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The Rise of Residential Segregation by Income

Residential segregation by income has increased during the past three decades across the United States and in 27 of the nation’s 30 largest major metropolitan areas, according to a new analysis of census tract and household income data by the Pew Research Center.

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State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods 2015

The State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, published annually by the NYU Furman Center, provides a compendium of data and analysis about New York City’s housing, land use, demographics, and quality of life indicators for each borough and the city’s 59 community districts.

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Why Healthy Communities Matter to Businesses

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps program, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, highlights the many social and economic factors which influence health, and provides resources to help communities take action.

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