Broward Housing Council Newsletter
Welcome to the Broward Housing Council’s Quarterly Newsletter. We hope you will enjoy the updated design and find the featured news stories and reports to be useful. A great deal of activity is occurring in the area of affordable housing at both the State and local levels, and the Broward Housing Council will continue sharing timely news items in future newsletters.
Broward Housing Council Annual Report
Broward Housing Affordable Housing Needs Assessment
Publications From Other Agencies
HUD Releases National Housing Data
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released its Annual Characteristics of New Housing (2020) data on June 1, 2021. The data provides national, annual data on the characteristics of new privately-owned residential structures, such as square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, type of wall material, and sales prices. Many characteristics are available at the regional level. The data source is the Survey of Construction (SOC), which is partially funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It also includes a Single Family Interactive House Infographic showing detailed characteristics such as square footage and sales price.
Among the key findings included in the Highlights of Annual 2020 Characteristics of New Housing are:
- Median size of a completed single family house was 2,261 square feet.
- Median size of multifamily units built for rent was 1,075 square feet; median of those built for sale was 1,306 square feet.
- Median sales price of new single-family homes sold in 2020 was $336,900; the average sales price was $391,900.
- Total of 123,000 contractor-built single-family homes were started in 2020. Median contract price was $298,500.
2019 Annual Report
Joint Center for Housing Studies
America's Rental Housing 2020
National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Housing Not Handcuffs 2019
Urban Land Institute
Housing Attainability Index: Southeast Florida District Council Dashboard
ULI Terwilliger Center Home Attainability Index
Reducing Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing in Broward County