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Data Sources

Programs Included

The National Housing Preservation Database includes information on the following federal subsidy programs from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and US Department of Agriculture (USDA): HUD Project-Based Rental Assistance; Section 202 Direct Loans; HUD Insurance Programs; State Housing Finance Agency Funded Section 236; Low Income Housing Tax Credits; HOME Rental Assistance; Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Loans; Rural Development Section 538; and Public Housing. A brief description of each of these subsidy programs can be found here.

The following programs are not included in the National Housing Preservation Database: Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation; Project-Based Vouchers; McKinney-Vento Permanent Housing; Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA); Tax-Exempt Multifamily Housing Bonds; Rural Development Section 221; Section 514 Farm Labor Housing; and Section 516 Farm Labor Housing. If you have national data for any of these programs that you would like to contribute, please contact us.

Dates of Data Included

Below is the list of datasets used in the National Housing Preservation Database and the most current date for each data source as it appears in the National Housing Preservation Database. The National Housing Preservation Database is updated tri-annually on March 31, July 31, and November 30 using the most current data available from these sources at the beginning of each update month. For more information about the data that appears in the National Housing Preservation Database and our update process, please see the National Housing Preservation Database Data Dictionary.

 Program Name Source Data Set Date Source Updated**
HUD Project Based Rental Assistance Multifamily Assistance and Section 8 Contracts Database 12/29/2015
Section 202 Direct Loans Section 202 Direct Loans Dataset 09/24/2015
HUD Insurance Programs Insured Multifamily Mortgages Database 12/31/2015
State Housing Finance Agency Funded Section 236 Active 236 Projects Dataset* 12/19/2007
Low Income Housing Tax Credits Low Income Housing Tax Credit Database
(properties placed in service between 1987 and 2011)
06/18/2015
HOME Rental Assistance File Received from Office of
Community Planning and Development (HUD)*
03/31/2015
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing Loans File Received from Rural Housing Services (USDA)* 06/01/2015
Rural Development Section 538 File Received from Rural Housing Services (USDA)* 01/24/2011
Public Housing File received from HUD* 01/29/2015
(Supporting Datasets)
HUD Project-Based Rental Assistance Contract Renewal Information 12/29/2015
HUD Insurance Programs Terminated Multifamily Mortgages Database 12/31/2015
Physical Inspection Scores Physical Inspection Scores and Release Dates
(Multifamily Assistance Properties Only)
12/31/2015

*These data files are presently not available for public download.

**Represents the date the data were refreshed by originating source.