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Map Title: Housing and Transportation Costs as Percentage of Income - 2011
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a nonprofit research organization, produced a dual map with one side showing the cost of housing as a percentage of household income and on the other showing the cost of housing plus transportation as a percentage of household income.

Map Title: Buy vs. Rent, 2014
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Zillow, a real estate research company, produced a map showing the minimum length of time you'd need to stay in a typical home in a ZIP code to break even versus renting in the same ZIP code.

Map Title: States with Underwater Foreclosures - 2014
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: Hours at Minimum Wage Needed to Afford Median Rent - 2013
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: 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 - 2099-2012
Interactive: No
Printable: Yes
Description: Mortgage News Daily examines housing price 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 - 2013
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: 2013 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 - 2013
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: Average Home Listing Price for US
Interactive: Yes
Printable: Yes
Description: Trulia.com, a real estate marketing site, shows the current average home price at the county and the ZIP code levels.
 
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