About the NHPD
The National Housing Preservation Database (NHPD) is the only de-duplicated source of address-level data for nearly 80,000 federally supported housing properties in the U.S. Founded by the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), the NHPD helps users access vital information to better understand the stock of publicly supported housing in their community, and to preserve affordable housing options for low-income households. The NHPD integrates information from ten separate federal housing programs and other U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administrative data, and is updated for times per year.
Since its inception in 2012, the NHPD has been featured in over 50 major media and research publications, such as USA Today, NY Times, Bloomberg Business, Harvard University, the Urban Institute, New York University, and the University of California Los Angeles.
Research Powered by the NHPD
How Can We Help You:
- Training: Get trained on how to use the NHPD and interpret estimates to inform your understanding of the affordable housing stock in your area.
- Enriched data extracts: Learn about the neighborhood and resident characteristics of federally assisted properties when we match data from the NHPD to additional U.S. Census data and other tools.
- Custom tabulations: Request local data in relation to preservation risks, exposure to natural hazards, and neighborhood opportunity for the federally assisted housing stock.
- Policy background: Leverage our housing policy knowledge to contextualize the affordable housing stock's preservation risks.
Explore Our Tools
State-Level Preservation Profiles
These one-page profiles offer and an overview of each state's affordable
housing inventory, providing key facts about the cost burden, housing
shortage, and the number of units at risk of loss in the next five years.
Affordable Housing Preservation Toolkit
This toolkit, developed in partnership with mySidewalk, delivers
aggregated data and guidance to help you create local housing preservation
plans, drilling down to your neighborhood, city, school, district,
country, and more.