HUD has published updated small area demonstration rent data (Excel file HERE) that use 2005-2009 ACS data instead of 2000 Census data. (See my prior post HERE for more background and an earlier map that uses Census 2000 data).
I thought it would be interesting to create/update a simple opportunity map with shading of zip codes based on the % the ACS based zip code rents would be above or below the actual 2 BR FMRS for FY 2011. I have pasted the legend for the maps below along with an embed of the map I created in Google Fusion; a direct link to the map in Google Fusion is HERE.
A cursory comparison with the earlier map shows no zip codes with rents below 90% of the current FMR, compared to 3 zip codes in Portland metro that would have been under 90% of the FMR.
Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.