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The Intersect: A CHFA Housing Blog

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04/20/2022
Category: General Blogs, Research

Insight and reflections on the ways housing touches our lives.

 

Highlighting Data & Resources at CHFA

Aug 03, 2022

By: Kayla Giordano

Summer may be in full swing, but things are just as busy over at CHFA. A number of you have reached out in recent weeks about housing data and research. While we love hearing from you, we thought we’d provide a quick roundup of some of our more popular self-service data resources. From dashboards and impact maps to in-depth housing market analysis, this post will zero in on just some of the information available at your fingertips on CHFA’s website.

 

Data Dashboards

Are you interested in learning more about the mortgage and housing market in Connecticut? CHFA has imported 14 years’ worth of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) data for exploration. This data set combines more than 2.5 million mortgage application records to allow for in-depth analysis on lending trends. Curious what the leading cause for a mortgage denial has been over the past 5 years? Or what the average loan amount has been in your town? The HMDA Dashboard will have an answer. The dashboard is updated on a yearly basis as HMDA data becomes available.

If you’re looking for more specific data, check out the CHFA First-Time Homebuyer Profile dashboard which provides data spanning five years of lending activity. Updated weekly, this dashboard provides a snapshot of CHFA’s homebuyer customer demographics. Filter by county, Council of Government (COG), municipality, or even by lender to see where and how CHFA is supporting homeownership in your area.

 

Map Resources

Are you a town planner with questions on CHFA’s presence in your community? Curious to know what affordable housing looks like in your neighborhood? Check out the CHFA Impact Map. This tool illustrates our organization’s impact and investment throughout the state. Click an area of the map or enter a specific address to explore CHFA and census data for your area of interest. For more information on the impact map, check out our guidance here.

Lenders, realtors, and prospective homebuyers should definitely know about the CHFA Resource Map. A one-stop-shop for assisting in determining eligibility for our homeownership programs, this map provides information on income and sales price limits, targeted areas, and CHFA participating HUD housing counselors.

 

The Intersect

CHFA’s blog, The Intersect, aims to bring insight and reflections on the way housing touches our lives. Thus far, staff at CHFA have written pieces on Starter Homes, Preventing a COVID-19 Foreclosure Crisis, and Energy Efficiency as a Tool for Affordable Housing. We also have a popular Quarterly Housing Market Rundown series which draws on staff and industry experts to provide market forecasts and analysis for both the single family and multifamily markets. With quarter three of 2022 underway, stay tuned for our next rundown slated to appear in mid-August. Make sure to subscribe to have The Intersect delivered directly to your inbox!

 

Looking for something? We’re happy to help!

If you have a pressing data question and can’t find the answer on our website, please reach out to us at research@chfa.org. We are happy to provide answers to housing-related questions or direct you to an appropriate resource.


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Kayla Giordano is a Senior Program & Data Analyst in the Research Marketing and Outreach department. She holds degrees in Political Science and Economics from Eastern Connecticut State University as well as a MA in Community Development Policy & Practice from the University of New Hampshire.

 
 
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