HUD & Census
Years Available
1973 to present; annually prior to 1983, biennially from 1985 forward
Mode of Collection
Sample survey: in-person and telephone interviews.
The American Housing Survey (AHS) is a longitudinal housing unit survey conducted biennially in odd-numbered years. The survey is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. It provides current information on a wide range of housing subjects, including the 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, home values, and characteristics of recent movers.
Population Covered
Residential housing units in the U.S.