Q. Is there a resource where I can look up the housing vacancy rates in Houston and nationally?
To find information on housing vacancy rates in U.S and in Houston go to the UHD Library website at http://www.uhd.edu/library/. Select the RESEARCH GUIDES tab>>GUIDES BY SUBJECT >>> STATISTICS AND DATA >>>AMERICAN FACT FINDER. This will take you to the U.S. CENSUS BUREAU home page. There click on COMMUNITY FACTS>>HOUSING (left sidebar)>> SELECTED HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS (in the middle of the page). You will see data for hoousint goccupancy nationwide
To find housing vacancy rates for the Houston area return to the site main page and type “Harris county TX and housing” in the search box (upper left). Click again on the "Selected Housing Characteristics (Occupied or Vacant, Year Built, Rooms, Own or Rent, Home Value, ...)" link.