We've been busy, busy, busy adding new data and updating existing datasets in Data Planet in recent months. One of our newest releases is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Picture of Subsidized Households dataset. This rich and detailed database supplies information on U.S. households participating in HUD's housing programs, displaying data at national, state, county, city, and ZIP code levels. Statistics on U.S. territories are also included. Basic program information is provided on a variety of HUD programs, along with characteristics of these households, such as rent, income, family type, race and ethnicity. The dataset dates to 2009 and is updated annually.
The chart below ranks the 10 states where the highest percentage of households participating in HUD programs are characterized as "Minority." HUD defines minority households as those in which the race of the head of household is Black, American Indian or Alaska Native, or Asian or Pacific Islander, or the ethnicity is Hispanic. Applicants for housing assistance have the option of providing race and ethnicity information as part of the application process. Race and ethnicity terminology used by HUD follows Office of Management and Budget standards.
Click on READ MORE above to learn more about the Picture of Subsidized Households dataset in Data Planet.
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