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NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

Housing and Vacancy Survey-2008


Complete Comprehensive Report: Housing New York City 2008 Now Posted

The New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (HVS) is the most comprehensive and reliable housing market survey conducted in any city in the United States. Housing New York City 2008, the comprehensive final report on the 2008 New York City HVS, by Dr. Moon Wha Lee is now posted below.  It provides a critical snapshot of New York City’s housing market in 2008, and also with data from earlier HVS surveys, valuable insights into trends and changes in the City’s housing market over the last four decades. This comprehensive 690-page Report, including 337 tables, 88 figures and 31 maps, analyzes extensively the City’s residential population and households, race/ethnicity, household composition and types, immigration, incomes and the labor market, education, homeownership, vacancies and vacancy rates, rent levels, affordability, housing and neighborhood conditions, crowding and doubling-up, including trends for the City and the 5 boroughs. Maps show local concentrations of population and housing characteristics by census tract. Detailed data are provided for each of 55 areas similar to Community Districts in 30 sub-borough tables. 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.

The complete final report is also available at the CityStore on a tree-saving CD with instant links to every chapter, section, table, figure, map and technical document. A color wall map of the City showing NYC Community Districts, Sub-Borough Areas and census tracts is also available. Click here to visit CityStore or click on the major links below.

HVS Cover and Acknowledgments

HVS Table of Contents

HVS List of Tables

HVS List of Figures

HVS List of Maps

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 – Residential Population and Households

Chapter 3 – Household Incomes and the Labor Market

Chapter 4 – The Housing Inventory

Chapter 5 – Housing Vacancies and Vacancy Rates

Chapter 6 - Variations in Rent Expenditure

Chapter 7 – Housing and Neighborhood Conditions

HVS Appendix A – 2008 HVS Data for Sub-Borough Areas

HVS Appendix B – HVS Glossary

HVS Appendix C – Definitions of Rent Regulation Status

HVS Appendix D – HVS Sample Design, Estimation Procedure, Accuracy Statement and Topcoding

HVS Appendix E – Comparisons of Population, Housing Unit, and Household Estimates in the 2005 and 2008 HVSs 

HVS Appendix F – NYC HVS Questionnaire 2008 

HVS Appendix G – Census Bureau Letter on Correction of the Weighting Error

HVS Appendix H – Census Bureau Letter on Computer Error in Rent Regulation Classification System 

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