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Policy and Research

Austin Habitat is at the forefront of policy and research around affordable housing and community development. See below for links to recent resources and reports.


The State of the Nation's Housing - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard Univeristy, 2014 analysis of housing in the U.S. 

Shared Equity Housing Implementation in Texas - A white paper by Austin Habitat for Humanity and HomeBase, sponsored by Citi Foundation.

Comprehense Housing Market Study - 2014 Analysis by BBC Research and Consulting on the existing and future housing needs in Austin.

2013 Housing Landscape - A report by the Center for Housing Policy on the housing affordability challenges of America's working households.

Austin Area Housing Statistics - A monthly analysis by the Austin Board of Realtors.

A 10-1 District Analysis on Housing Affordability - An interactive report by HousingWorks Austin.

How Substandard Housing Harms Children - A Report by the Atlantic CityLab on the impact of poor housing on children.

It's Tough Out There for Renters, But Most Americans Still Want More Options to Buy a Home - A Report from the Atlantic CityLab discussing how renters want more options to buy.

Low incomes and lack of access to credit prevent renters from becoming homeowners - New report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Homeownership remains the primary source of wealth and asset appreciation for families - Article by Director of Affordable Homeownership Initiatives for CFED.


Infographic on housing impact by Austin Habitat.


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Why Support Austin Habitat?

By building and repairing homes in partnership with low-income families, Austin Habitat has been building a better Austin since 1985.


Safe and stable homes are the foundation of successful families and communities.


The affordable housing crisis in our community forces many families to move frequently, locate further from their jobs, and live in overcrowded, deteriorating conditions.