Indicators of Local Housing Affordability: Comparative and Spatial Approaches

REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS, Spring 1997BY: AMY S. BOGDONFannie Mae FoundationAYSE CANFannie Mae Foundation

Posted: 14 Feb 1997

See all articles by Amy S. Bogdon

Amy S. Bogdon

Fannie Mae Foundation

Ayse Can

Fannie Mae Foundation

Abstract

This paper focuses on the measurement of local housing affordability problems. A number of different housing market indicators are offered that help identify the magnitude and nature of housing affordability problems and their geographic distribution. This interest is prompted by the predominance of housing affordability problems and the severity of the problem for many of the lowest income renter households. In addition, there is significant policy interest in "the national goal that every American family be able to afford a decent home in a suitable environment" (National Affordable Housing Act of 1990). This paper presents measures of the spatial distribution of affordability problems and the implementation of measures of the mismatch between the demand and supply of housing affordable to the lowest income households.

JEL Classification: R38

Suggested Citation

Bogdon, Amy S. and Can, Ayse, Indicators of Local Housing Affordability: Comparative and Spatial Approaches. REAL ESTATE ECONOMICS, Spring 1997BY: AMY S. BOGDONFannie Mae FoundationAYSE CANFannie Mae Foundation, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=9222

Amy S. Bogdon (Contact Author)

Fannie Mae Foundation ( email )

3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
North Tower, Suite 1
Washington, DC 20016-2892
United States
202-274-8092 (Phone)
202-274-8111 (Fax)

Ayse Can

Fannie Mae Foundation ( email )

3900 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-2892
United States

Do you have negative results from your research you’d like to share?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
1,456
PlumX Metrics