The purpose of the Building Permits Survey (BPS) is to provide national, state, and local statistics on new privately-owned residential construction. Data are available monthly, year-to-date, and annually at the national, state, selected metropolitan area, county and place levels.
HUD provides interested researchers with access to the original datasets, including the American Housing Survey, median family incomes and income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock, and the public housing population.
The OECD Affordable Housing Database (AHD) helps countries monitor access to good-quality affordable housing and strengthen the knowledge base for policy evaluation. It brings together cross-national information from OECD countries, Key Partners and EU member states.