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American Housing Survey, 2011 (589k, paragraph updated 10/21/15)

The American Housing Survey (AHS) is a longitudinal housing unit survey conducted biennially in odd-numbered years. It provides current information on a wide range of housing subjects, including size and composition of the nation’s housing inventory, vacancies, physical condition of housing units, characteristics of occupants, indicators of housing and neighborhood quality, mortgages and other housing costs, persons eligible for and beneficiaries of assisted housing, home values, and characteristics of recent movers. This is the first time since 2002 that the Kansas City Metropolitan Area has been included in the AHS. We were not included in the 2013 survey that was released in June 2015.



American Housing Survey - Kansas City, MO-KS Profile, 2011 (265k, updated 07/11/13)

The 2011 Kansas City Profile was published by the Census Bureau in July 2013. A brief announcement and analysis of the profile by the Bureau showed no significant statistical differences in the median price of Kansas City homes and the national median. Nor were there significant differences in what we pay for real estate taxes and utilities. The profile does show we had significantly more central air conditioning, more carbon monoxide detectors and use more natural gas than the nation as a whole.


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)  ( (updated 05/13/14)

The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires many financial institutions to maintain, report, and publicly disclose information about mortgages. HMDA was originally enacted by Congress in 1975.  On July 21, 2011, the Dodd-Frank Act transferred HMDA rulemaking authority from the Federal Reserve Board to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  While we maintained the HMDA data sets through 2007, the CFPB’s new web site has a very easy to use tool to create the same or other custom reports.  Therefore, we are discontinuing downloading and creating new reports, but will retain the ones here for historical purposes.    

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Housing Affordability (126k, updated 06/10/10)

Data sets from the 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005 and 2010 Out of Reach reports published by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, using federal guidelines for poverty estimates, HUD local housing cost estimates, and household and income statistics from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (51k, updated 11/6/06)

Measures how soon privately financed, non-subsidized, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold (absorbed) after completion. In addition to the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, this database includes 9 other metros which have been identified as peers.