Understanding the Unique Housing Needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: HUD’s Commitment to Data Disaggregation

By JPB Fellow Veronica Helms Garrison, Peter Mateyka, and Katherine Tait

HUD is one of 45 federal agency members of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) tasked with supporting and furthering the administration’s efforts to better serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI). As part of its commitment to reduce disparities in access to safe and affordable homeownership for AANHPI communities, HUD has prioritized disaggregated data collection and analysis. In keeping with this work and in recognition of AANHPI Heritage Month, researchers within HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) analyzed survey data from both the American Housing Survey (AHS) and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) as well as HUD administrative data to identify the unique housing characteristics of the AANHPI population. Read more.