Furman Center Releases Key Findings of the New York City’s Housing and Vacancy Survey 2008

Research & Policy | June 25th 2009

On June 25, 2009, the Furman Center released a summary of key findings from the New York City Housing and Vacancy survey 2008.  The U.S. Census Bureau releases the HVS every three years. The primary goal of the survey is to estimate the rental vacancy rate in the City, but the survey also provides valuable insight into other trends in the housing stock. However, the data are released in a format that is hard to understand without statistical software. In order to make the findings available to a wider audience, we have analyzed the data about New York City’s neighborhoods and compiled this summary of noteworthy trends. You can access additional data from the HVS and a host of other data sources at www.nychanis.com. NYCHANIS—the New York City Housing and Neighborhood Information System—is a free service of NYU’s Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy.

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