All data used to create the information presented on the HIT jurisdiction dashboard pages as a Excel file for easy download. Compiled by the Urban Institute.
Need a brief overview? Check out the Executive Summary for background on the tool, what’s new, and highlights on the progress our region has made on the affordable housing challenge.
Email Your Elected
Use this template to email your elected officials about the importance of prioritizing the housing targets. Check out your jurisdiction’s dashboard to customize your letter and locate contact information.
Activate with Us
Join us for activation events with speakers representing the private and public sector. These discussions explore how jurisdictions and industry professionals are responding to our region’s housing needs.
This presentation offers insight into the tool, its significance, and why racial equity is key to the conversations about housing affordability.
We’ve made it as easy as copy & paste! Use these template posts to make the case for housing production on social media. And remember, follow us and use the hashtags to get in on the discussion.
HIT Promo Video
Check out this promotional video featuring HAND leadership, academics and industry leaders!
HIT in the News
Check out the latest media coverage of the HIT and key updates from our jurisdictions on achieving our housing goals!
Hear from Partners
Check out this video to hear from cross-sector partners on what this moment requires!
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About the HIT
The HIT is supported by grants from Truist, Wells Fargo, Amazon and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. We are grateful for their continued support, which allows HAND to sustain the tool and further its mission of supporting our members in creating more equitable communities.
We thank the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Urban Institute for their roles in conceiving and highlighting the importance of regional housing targets, which are foundational to the tool. We acknowledge Hilary Chapman of COG for her partnership, and the Joint Committee of Housing and Planning Directors.
We also thank LaToya Thomas of Brick & Story for her management of the tool design, activation planning and most importantly the coordination of partners and stakeholders to further HAND’s advocacy goals.
About the Data
The Urban-Greater DC team at the Urban Institute (Urban) partnered with HAND on the 2021 HIT tool to provide the updated data and analysis for the jurisdiction dashboards. Urban conducted the 2021 HIT Survey of Local Jurisdictions. All data reported in the Policy Status and Housing Outcomes sections of this dashboard were reported by the relevant jurisdiction as part of our data collection. If data are not displayed in this section, the value may be zero, or data were either not reported or not collected by the local jurisdiction. We would also like to acknowledge the efforts of LSA who collected data for 2019 and 2020.
In the Structural Racism and Housing Context sections of this dashboard, charts that rely on the American Community Survey (ACS) microdata are not available for smaller jurisdictions in our region as their data cannot be separated out from the larger jurisdictions. The cities of Falls Church and Fairfax are reported under Fairfax County, the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park are reported under Prince William County, and the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville are reported under Montgomery County. Charts using the ACS microdata include: renter housing cost burden by race and ethnicity, distribution and change in household income levels, distribution and change of renter housing supply by cost levels, deeply affordable units, need for accessible units, and homeowner housing supply by cost. In a few cases, estimates for specific racial or ethnic groups have been suppressed because they were considered unreliable.
Leah Hendey and Peter Tatian led this project for Urban and would like to thank Elizabeth Burton, Peace Gwam, Rob Pitingolo, and Yipeng Su for all their valuable research assistance.