Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

Housing Resource Center:
Market Analyses and Special Reports

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Market Analysis

Market analyses include information about demographics and housing markets used to inform programmatic decisions and for general use by the public.

Texas Rural Farmworker Housing Analysis

Analysis of Rural Housing and Rural Farmworker Housing in Texas

TDHCA contracted Bowen National Research, through a competitive procurement process, to conduct a Statewide Rural Housing Analysis and a Rural Farmworker Housing Analysis. TDHCA recognizes the importance and need for affordable housing in rural Texas. In addition, the TDHCA recognizes the unique challenges of affordable housing for rural farmworkers in Texas. This report includes:

  • Outreach to a wide spectrum of rural stakeholders,
  • Rural Texas socioeconomic and demographic analysis,
  • Rural Texas housing supply and demand analysis,
  • Rural Farmworker housing supply and demand analysis,
  • Analysis of affordable housing developer capacity,
  • Identification of regulatory and statutory barriers,
  • Identification of best practices, and
  • Recommendations to increase the development and availability of affordable housing in rural Texas and for farmworkers.

Texas Statewide Rural Housing Analysis (PDF)

Texas Rural Farmworker Housing Analysis (PDF)

Addenda by Region (PDF format)

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Market Analysis of the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Division (PDF)

The purpose of this report is to provide an overall rental housing needs assessment for the Dallas-Plano-Irving Metropolitan Metropolitan Division. This assessment is based upon the identification and analysis of the housing submarkets in the Dallas-Plano-Irving area. The housing stock was surveyed, interviews were conducted with key stakeholders, and a demand analysis indicating potential housing opportunities and a general rental housing needs assessment was provided.

Rental Housing Needs Assessment for the El Paso Market Analysis (PDF)

The purpose of this report is to provide an overall rental housing needs assessment for the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). This assessment is based upon the identification and analysis of the housing submarkets in the El Paso MSA. The housing stock was surveyed, interviews were conducted with key stakeholders, and a demand analysis indicating potential housing opportunities and a general rental housing needs assessment was provided.

Market Analysis of the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr and Brownsville-Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PDF)

This market analysis relating to affordable housing in the McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr and Brownsville-Harlingen Metropolitan Statistical Areas is an assessment of the need for affordable housing in the area. The market study includes submarket information on community characteristics, current demographic data and the local economy. The demand analysis includes conclusions on the number of affordable housing units needed in each submarket by income group and household size.

Overall Housing Needs Assessment for Parmer, Castro and Deaf Smith Counties (PDF)

The purpose of this report is to evaluate the need for affordable rental housing in Deaf Smith County, Castro County, and Parmer County, Texas. This assessment is based upon the identification and analysis of the housing markets in each of these three subject counties. The study includes a survey of the housing stock, interviews with key stakeholders, and a demand analysis indicating potential housing opportunities and a general housing needs assessment. The impact of farmworkers (both migrant and year-round) on the housing markets of each county has also been addressed in this analysis.

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Special Reports

Special Reports include one-time studies required by the legislature and or research lead by the department.

The Contract for Deed Prevalence Project (PDF)

As required by the 2010 Sunset Advisory Commission, this report studies the prevalence of recorded and unrecorded contracts for deed in Texas colonias. The Sunset Advisory Commission directed the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) to conduct a one-time study of the current prevalence of contracts for deed in Texas colonias and to report the results to the Legislature by December 1, 2012. TDHCA entered into an agreement in August 2011 with The University of Texas at Austin to provide this research and report.

Download all of the following appendix files in compressed format (ZIP - 25MB)

  • Appendix A: Methodology
  • Appendix B: Colonia Descriptions
  • Appendix C: Survey Instruments and Protocols
  • Appendix D: Database
  • Appendix E: Tables and Figures
  • Appendix F: Sample Contracts for Deed and Related Documents
  • Appendix G: Special Acknowledgements

What the Research Shows: What Other States are doing to Link Housing and Transportation (PDF)

This white paper was presented by the TDHCA at the Disability Policy Consortium’s 2010 Housing & Transportation Summit. The paper looks at the opportunities to link affordable housing and transportation through the utilization of state and federal programs and funding streams. First, opportunities for state and local housing entities are analyzed, followed by the opportunities to link transportation funding with affordable housing. Next, best practices in four states – California, Colorado, Georgia, and New Jersey are discussed. Best practice research reveals that the most successful projects which connect public transportation and affordable housing require strong and innovative programs and policies at both the state and local level. Finally, opportunities and challenges for implementing these best practices in the state of Texas are discussed.

A Study of Residential Foreclosures in Texas (PDF)

This report studies foreclosure activity in Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, and Travis Counties.

Migrant Labor Housing Facilities in Texas (PDF)

As required by HB 1099 of the 79th Legislature, Regular Session, this report studies the quantity, availability, need, and quality of migrant labor housing facilities in Texas.

The Housing Needs of Texans with Disabilities (PDF)

This document studies the housing needs of low income Texans with disabilities.

Home Mortgage Credit Characteristics of Underserved Areas: A State of Texas Market Study (PDF)

This market study analyzes the home mortgage credit needs of underserved areas and helps determine the feasibility of a new mortgage product to better serve the identified underserved areas.

For more information, please email Elizabeth Yevich at Elizabeth.Yevich@tdhca.state.tx.us