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A Leading Non-Profit Institute
for Housing Research

Federal Tax I.D. 94-2581819

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Shedding Light on
Housing Trends Since 1954

With over six decades of experience, the Construction Industry Research Board has a proven track record of

delivering accurate and reliable research to a wide range of industries and organizations. 

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California’s Premier Statistical Resource


Uncovering Insights and Driving Decisions



More than 25 comprehensive studies funded in the past 20 years.



Over $3.5 million in grants awarded benefiting housing research.



Funding key industry research findings since 1978.


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Our database's real-time data feature gives customers the most current and accurate information, allowing for quick decision-making. Stay ahead of the game with real-time data.

Relevant Data Points

This includes Issue Date, Permit Number, Permit Class, APN, Permit Address, ZIP Code, Owner Name, Developer, Permit Fee, Sq Footage, Number of Stories (High/Low Rise), Number of Units, Project Valuation, Permit Description, and many more.

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The Biggest and Smallest Barriers to California Housing Development

California's shortage in new housing construction causes higher home prices and social issues such as housing instability and homelessness. The study aims to identify solutions by finding common ground for dialogue among those who oppose new housing development.

Inclusionary Housing in the Sacramento Region Cost vs. Benefits

Inadequate housing supply is a challenge for the Sacramento Region's economic growth, quality of life, and social equity, as reflected in the escalating prices and rents. Policymakers are considering inclusionary zoning policies to address this issue by requiring builders to allocate a percentage of units for lower income households.

Measure JJJ: An Evaluation of Impacts on Residential Development in the City of Los Angeles

The City of Los Angeles has passed measure JJJ, requiring certain labor and affordable housing mandates for developments adding ten or more dwelling units and seeking plan amendments or zoning changes. This measure also created the Transit Oriented Communities Program, which offers a density bonus in exchange for deed-restricted affordable homes, comparable or more generous than the existing state density bonus law.

Cost Drivers Impacting Housing in California

California's undersupply of housing is leading to high costs, making it difficult for many to purchase homes. The growth of total employment and younger populations reaching milestones such as marriage and having children are increasing the demand for housing in the state.

Impacts of a Prevailing Wage Requirement for Market Rate Housing in California

Prevailing wage laws require minimum wage rates for workers constructing government-funded projects, with supporters arguing that it benefits workers while opponents claim it increases costs. This study aims to determine the impacts of including prevailing wage requirements in the construction of new market rate housing in California.

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What is the purpose of your nonprofit housing data research firm?

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Our nonprofit housing data research firm aims to provide reliable and accurate data related to housing to various stakeholders such as policymakers, researchers, and public instutions.

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We gather our data from various sources, including government agencies, public records, surveys, and other reputable data providers. We also use advanced data analytics and strict methodologies to ensure the accuracy and reliability of our data.

What types of data is available?

Our nonprofit housing data research firm provides a wide range of data related to housing, including data on housing affordability, housing availability, housing conditions, housing policies, and demographic data related to housing. We offer both quantitative and qualitative data, and our data is available at various geographic levels, including state, and local levels. Our data can be accessed through our database or through customized data requests.

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