Thursday, January 15, 2015

HUD Issues First State Level LIHTC Tenant Demographic Report, But No Gender Information.

This long awaited report with state level data is HERE

I have confirmed with HUD that they do NOT collect LIHTC gender information, even though HUD reports gender for HUD assisted housing programs in their Picture of Subsidized Housing reports.

My quick draft comparison HERE compares Oregon LIHTC state date from HUD with data on assisted HUD households and also from a prior OHCS LIHTC report.

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog. 


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Weekend Diverson: Tilt Shift Video, The Little Nordics

Video is HERE and embedded below: 

The Little Nordics - Life in miniature from DAMPDESIGN on Vimeo.
There are numerous time lapse videos of Iceland and Norway showing the beauty of their remote landscapes. But when you're in the mountains, looking down, you see so many things happening. Especially in places like Geiranger (Norway) where ferries are sailing back and forth through the fjords, kayak cruises arriving and departing and cars crawling up and down the steep roads. I wanted to portray this like you are watching an ants hill, which gives such a funny perspective on things.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Oregon Releases LIHTC Tenant Demographic Data, With First in US Breakout of Detailed County Level Data.

For the first time OHCS has just released a set of Oregon LIHTC tenant demographic data. Data is available at the state level, and for 24 counties (data is not available for 12 counties)

I have posted a PDF HERE and an Excel version HERE; the Excel version is also embedded below.(Scroll to the right to see all columns).

This is the FIRST LIHTC tenant demographic reporting I have seen anywhere in the country that includes some detailed county level data; congrats to OHCS for their leadership. 

[Readers may recall my prior post of the first statewide LIHTC tenant demographic data from the Vermont HFA]. 

The data source is statutorily required annual submissions from individual projects that are then edited and sent by OHCS to HUD. A total of 3,759 households were included in this survey.

Racial Head of Household Mix, Using a Subtotal of 3,500 households (excluding the 259 HH's who  refused to provide racial information (see "LIHTC Minority Percentages" worksheet):
  • 74% of heads of household had a white head of household.
  • 23% of heads of Household were African American OR Asian OR Pac Islander OR Native American OR 2 or More Races. (Washington county has the highest percentage of this subtotal at 53%).
Other Heads of Household Data, using full survey total of 3,759 households:
  • 61% of households had a woman head of household. (Jefferson county had the highest percentage of this subtotal at 85%).
  • 29% of households had a Hispanic head of household. (Hood River county has the highest percentage of this subtotal at 82%).
  • 21% of households had an elderly head of household. (Clatsop county had the highest percentage of this subtotal at 59%).
  • 7% of households had a disabled head of household.(Multnomah county had the highest percentage of this subtotal at 19%).
  • $19,536 was the average reported household income.


Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.