From Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin
HUD Midwest State Newsletters
- MiHUDdle: Michigan statewide Newsletter
- MI Public Housing Bridging the Gap: An e-briefing featuring news and information from HUD's Detroit Office of Public Housing
National HUD Program Newsletters
- Choice Neighborhoods
- HCV Program Newsletters
- HUD Office of Housing Counseling: The Bridge
- Moving-to-Work (MTW) Program Newsletters
- Multifamily Housing Newsletters
- Public Housing Energy Conservation Clearinghouse Newsletters
- Public Housing Newsletters: The Resident
- RAD Newsletter
Tools & Resources
- Library: Illinois
- Multifamily Data
- Regional Housing Market Data and Analysis
Regional Narratives are published quarterly for each of HUD’s ten regions. Each narrative provides an overview of economic and housing market trends within the region. The reports contain an analysis of the year over year change in several key variables: nonfarm payrolls by sector, the unemployment rate, home sales, home prices, foreclosure data, vacancy rates, rents, and building permit activity. Current sales market and rental market conditions in major metropolitan areas are also discussed.
- Regional Housing Market Conditions Narrative
The economy of the Midwest region continued to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic that began during March 2020. Various measures intended to slow the spread of the virus were instituted throughout the region in mid-March 2020; the economy contracted sharply as a result. During April 2020, nonfarm payrolls in the Midwest region plummeted, declining by nearly 3.7 million jobs, or 14.7 percent. As of March 2021, nearly 2.4 million, or 65 percent, of those jobs had been recovered (monthly data; nonseasonally adjusted). Despite the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccines, case counts during the first quarter of 2021 are above case counts reported during the second and third quarters of 2020 but below fourth quarter 2020 levels. Sales housing market conditions in the region are slightly tight to tight. Existing home sales have recovered to levels before the Great Recession, although new home sales are historically low, with a lack of available inventory a contributing factor. Apartment markets in the largest metropolitan areas of the Midwest region were mixed, ranging from slightly soft to tight, unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2020, and softer than conditions a year earlier. In the two highest-cost apartment markets in the Midwest region, average rents declined while rents rose in the other six markets (RealPage, Inc.).
- Vaccinations are now available to everyone over age 16 in the Midwest region, and restrictions on social activity have loosened, contributing to the ongoing recovery of jobs.
- Both single-family and multifamily permitting are at the highest annual first-quarter levels since before the Great Recession.
- The population of the Midwest region increased by approximately 135,000 people annually from 2010 to 2020, or 0.3 percent annual growth. Among the 10 HUD regions, the Midwest region grew the slowest from 2010 to 2020, after registering the second-slowest growth rate during the previous decade.
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