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Housing Committee


Map Title: 2000 Cities, Nine Categories
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Demand Institute, a marketing firm, created an interactive display of display abou housing in 2000 cities, which they group into 9 categories.

Map Title: States with Underwater Foreclosures
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Washington Post has a blog post about a report from RealtyTrac that highlights which states still have many underwater foreclosures.

Map Title: Housing Segregation, 1940 to 2000
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Non-profit ProPublica created a map based on historical data showing the segregation of the country in 10-year- increments from 1940 to 2000.

Map Title: Average Date of Residential Construction in the U.S. by County
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The blogger at Vizual Statistix constructed a map showing the average date of construction of residential housing in the U.S.

Map Title: Average Mortgage Interest Deduction Amounts Across Zip Codes, 2007
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The National Low Income Housing Coalition crunched some numbers and produced a map that shows many hours someone would have to work per week at the state minimum wage to afford to pay for a two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent.

Map Title: Average Mortgage Interest Deduction Amounts Across Zip Codes, 2007
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Pew Charitable Trusts wrote a report, The Geographic Distribution of the Mortgage Interest Deduction, which utilizes data from the IRS to examine how many in each state and county were claiming the deduction and how much they were claiming and what all of that means.

Map Title: Homeowner Vacancy Rate, 2010
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Census Bureau shows the homeowner vacancy rate for 2010 in a percentage for each county.

Map Title: Three-Year Price Changes
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Mortgage News Daily examines housing prices trends over the past three years in metropolitan areas across the country.

Map Title: Rent as Percentage of Monthly Income
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Calvin Metcalf, a computer programmer, used the 2010 Census data to plot each county's average rent as a portion of monthly income.

Map Title: States Allowing Housing Discrimination Against Various Groups
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: The Atlantic Cities blog looks which states allow discrimination against home-buyers or renters on the basis of sexuality, marital status, the legal source of your income, and gender identity.

Map Title: 2011 Home Vacancy Rate by State
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has an interactive map tool that allows you to examine economic data by state.

Map Title: State Homeless Map, 2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness produced a map showing the number of homeless people in each state along with a variety of other statistics and data.

Map Title: Racial Make-up, Hartford
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Someone took 2010 Census data and composed a look at the racial make-up for Hartford and its suburbs. Red dots represent 25 Caucasians, blue dots represent 25 African-Americans, green dots represent 25 Asian-Americans, orange represents 25 Hispanic people, yellow is 25 people who fall into another category. The large view gives a very close-up look, down to each street.

Map Title: Median Monthly Rent, 2005 - 2009
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Courtesy of the New York Times and the Census Bureau, see median monthly rents for each Census tract (units that are usually smaller than a town) and how much it changed from 2000.

Map Title: Home Price Appreciation over 4 Quarters
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: You can also select a state to see how each county has performed over the last 12 months.

Map Title: Average Home Listing Price for US
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Also allows you to drill down to the ZIP code level.
Map Title: 2011 Homeless Counts Media Map
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Links to media and Continuum of Care reports on the number of homeless people.
 
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