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Contains data on apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant homes, family composition, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment, fuels, size of housing units and recent movers. Conducted by the Census Bureau every other year, it includes data on a sample of 50,000 housholds and all new construction each year. Additional samples collected every 4-6 years measure local conditions.<\/p>", "inDefinedTermSet": "https://affordablehousingonline.com/glossary" },

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American Housing Survey (AHS)

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Contains data on apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant homes, family composition, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment, fuels, size of housing units and recent movers. Conducted by the Census Bureau every other year, it includes data on a sample of 50,000 housholds and all new construction each year. Additional samples every 4-6 years measure local conditions.

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