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Housing and Vacancy Survey Report

To see the complete HVS report from the 2011 survey, please click here
 HPD has released the final comprehensive report on the 2011 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (HVS), Housing New York City 2011. The New York City HVS is the most comprehensive and reliable housing market survey conducted in any city in the United States.  Housing New York City 2011, by Dr. Moon Wha Lee, Assistant Commissioner of Housing Policy Analysis and Statistical Research at HPD, provides a critical snapshot of New York City’s housing market in 2011, as well as valuable insights into trends and patterns in the City’s housing market over the last four decades.  The New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey is required every three years by state and city rent regulation laws.  The 2011 HVS was conducted for the City of New York by the U.S. Bureau of the Census.

This comprehensive 647-page Report, including 300 tables, 86 figures and 24 maps, analyzes extensively the City’s residential population and households, race/ethnicity, household composition and types, crowding and doubling-up, immigration, incomes and the labor market, education, homeownership, the housing inventory, vacancies and vacancy rates, rent levels, affordability, and conditions of housing and neighborhoods, including trends for the City and the 5 boroughs.  Maps show local concentrations of population, housing and neighborhood characteristics by census tract.  Detailed data are provided for each of 55 areas similar to Community Districts in 30 sub-borough tables.  The Report is useful to policy analysts, planners, scholars and researchers, real estate analysts, developers, service providers in private and non-profit organizations, government agencies and community groups. 

Housing New York City 2011 is also available in CD-ROM format, with instant links to every chapter, section, table, figure, map and Census Bureau technical document.  The Report is available at the CityStore Municipal Building, 1 Centre Street, New York City 10007, (212) 386-0007. It is also available for online purchase at Citystore.

To see the complete HVS report from the 2011 survey, please click here

The Selected Initial Findings of the 2011 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey, the initial report on the 2011 New York City HVS, issued in February 2012 as required by law, are also posted below.  This 29-page report on the 2011 NYC HVS provided a critical first snapshot and summary of data on the most important housing conditions and situations in the City in 2011:  the City’s rental vacancy rate, rent levels and affordability, the rental and owner housing inventory, housing and neighborhood conditions, and other housing situations in the City, so that the City Council could determine the need for continuing the control and regulation of residential rents and evictions in the City, as provided by New York state and city rent regulation laws.

Selected Initial Findings and Tables of the 2011 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (PDF)

To see the complete HVS report from the 2008 survey, please click here.

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