Our April data talk will focus on four datasets pertaining to the number of households and the housing stock: the American Housing Survey (AHS), Current Population Survey (CPS), American Community Survey (ACS), and Housing Vacancy Survey (HVS). Our speakers were Kurt Usowski, deputy assistant secretary for economic affairs at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Arthur Cresce Jr., assistant division chief for housing statistics at the US Census Bureau. Dr. Usowski walked through the AHS collection procedures, the advantages and drawbacks of the data, and changes for the 2015 survey. Dr. Cresce compared the CPS, ACS, and HVS, including collection procedures and implications for counting the number of households.
- Kurt Usowski, deputy assistant secretary for economic affairs, Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Arthur Cresce Jr., assistant division chief for housing statistics, US Census Bureau