Affordable Housing Production, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

This page last updated: 10/21/2016
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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator Metropolitan Council
Title Affordable Housing Production, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
Abstract This dataset consists of summary data for owner-occupied and rental housing production, based on building permits issued during each calendar year by cities and townships within the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan region of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Data is collected via an annual survey of community officials, in conjunction with collection of data on residential building permits.
Purpose This dataset was created to summarize and analyze development trends of residential housing production in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan region of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Time Period of Content Date December 31, 2015
Currentness Reference This dataset reflects permit information collected annually from 1996 through 2015.
Progress In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Twin Cities 7 County Metropolitan Area. This includes the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington in Minnesota.
Bounding Coordinates -94.012
-92.732
45.415
44.471
Place Keywords Twin Cities, Anoka County, Carver County, Dakota County, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Scott County, Washington County
Theme Keywords Residential, affordable, housing
Theme Keyword Thesaurus None
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information Joel Nyhus, Researcher
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert Street North
St. Paul, Minnesota  55101-1805
Phone: 651-602-1634
Fax: 651-602-1674
Email: joel.nyhus@metc.state.mn.us
Browse Graphic none available
Associated Data Sets None

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy Valid code tests have been conducted. No known attribute errors exist.
Logical Consistency
Completeness Entire seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul is covered.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage The data were obtained through an annual survey sent to communities by the Metropolitan Council in conjunction with collection of residential building permits. Respondents are asked to provide project information for the number of new housing units produced in their community annually.

The data on returned surveys were verified by Metropolitan Council staff through various means including: parcel data, contact with community staff, community websites, and comparison to data in the Council's Service Availability Charge (SAC) reports where possible.

For this data, projects are counted at the time local units of government issued building permits.

Historical data may be available for the following places:

Burns Township (became the city of Nowthen, July 2008)
Chaska Township (merged with the city of Chaska, January 2005)
Columbus Township (became the city of Columbus, September 2006)
Elko (merged with the city of New Market to become Elko New Market, January 2007)
Forest Lake Township (merged with the city of Forest Lake, March 2000)
Grant Township (became the city of Grant, January 1997)
Hassan Township (merged with the city of Rogers, January 1, 2012)
New Market (merged with the city of Elko to become Elko New Market, January 2007)
New Scandia Township (became the city of Scandia, January 2007)
Norwood (merged with the city of Young America to become Norwood Young America, January 1997)
Oak Grove Township (became the city of Oak Grove, December 1993)
Young America (merged with the city of Norwood to become Norwood Young America, January 1997)

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme
Horizontal Datum
Horizontal Units

Section 5 Attributes
Overview Attributes for Chart Data:

AFFORDABILITY:

(2014, 2015): Affordable to Owner-occupied households at 30, 50, 60, 80 and 115 percent of area median family income, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the prevailing home mortgage interest rates. This definition assumes that households
earning 30, 50, 60, 80 and 115 percent of the region's median income can afford mortgage costs (mortgage payments, taxes, insurance and related housing costs)
without spending more than 30 percent of their income.

For affordable rental units, the Council used the maximum monthly rents permitted in the metropolitan area for the federal low-income housing tax credits to housing serving households at 30, 50, 60, 80 percent of AMI.

Market-rate: The housing units that do not meet the
affordable housing threshold.

(2011 to 2013): Affordable to Owner-occupied households at 60 percent of area median family income, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the prevailing home mortgage interest rates. This definition assumes that households earning 60 percent of the region's median income can afford mortgage costs (mortgage payments, taxes, insurance and related housing costs) without spending more than 30 percent of their income.

For affordable rental units, the Council used the maximum monthly rents permitted in the metropolitan area for the federal low-income housing tax credits to housing serving households at 60 percent of AMI.

Market-rate: The housing units that do not meet the
affordable housing threshold.

(1996 to 2010): Affordable to Owner-occupied households at 80 percent of area median family income, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, at the prevailing home mortgage interest rates. This definition assumes that households earning 80 percent of the region's median income can afford mortgage costs (mortgage payments, taxes, insurance and related housing costs) without spending more than 30 percent of their income.

For affordable rental units, the Council used the maximum monthly rents permitted in the metropolitan area for the federal low-income housing tax credits to housing serving households at 50 percent of AMI.

Market-rate: The housing units that do not meet the
affordable housing threshold.


GEOGRAPHY: Name of the city, township or unorganized territory,
e.g. Benton Twp., Blaine.

QUANTITY: The number of housing units associated with the data.

TENURE_LBL: Rental units; Owner occupied units.

YEAR: The year associated with the data.


Attributes for Tabular Data:

CO_CODE: 3 digit FIPS and state standard county ID code
003 = Anoka County
019 = Carver County
037 = Dakota County
053 = Hennepin County
123 = Ramsey County
139 = Scott County
163 = Washington County

CTU_CODE: 5 digit FIPS55 'Place' code for CTU. As of 2006 these
codes have been officially retired by the federal government. They are
replaced by the GNIS codes below. The Census Bureau will continue to
create FIPS55 Place codes for new cities and townships through the 2010
Census. After that, no new FIPS55 codes will be created. Note that for
townships that wholly incorporate into cities, the same FIPS55 code for
the former township will usually be used for the new city. Conversely,
GNIS creates a new ID for the new city.

CTU_ID: The Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)official federal
unique identifier for each city, township or unorganized territory.

COCTU_ID: 11 digit identifier for the combination of county and CTU
(concatination of CO_CODE and CTU_ID_CEN). This is the official U.S.
Census Bureau format.

CTU_NAME: Name of the city, township or unorganized territory, e.g.
Benton Twp., Blaine.

YEAR: The year associated with the data.

HOUSING_TYPE_DESC: Housing unit type description.

HOUSING_TENURE: The tenure of the housing unit.
RNT: Rental unit
OWN: Owner unit

BEDROOMS: Number of bedrooms in the housing unit.

HOUSING_COST: Market rate; Affordable at 60% of area median income
(AMI); Affordable at 60% AMI.

QUANTITY: The number of housing units associated with the data.

UPDATE_DATE: The year the data was updated.

COMMUNITY DESIGNATION: A designation of each city and township based on the overall state of development and regional issues faced by that community.
Detailed Citation None
Table Detail:

Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Metropolitan Council
Publication Date periodically revised
Contact Person Information Joel Nyhus, Researcher
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert Street North
St. Paul, Minnesota  55101-1805
Phone: 651-602-1634
Fax: 651-602-1674
Email: joel.nyhus@metc.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier affordable_housing_production
Distribution Liability NOTICE: The data to which this notice is attached are made available pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). THE DATA ARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY AS TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The Metropolitan Council developed some of the data for its own internal business purposes and is redistributing data developed by other data providers (e.g., the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development). The Metropolitan Council does not represent or warrant that the data or the data documentation are error-free, complete, current, or accurate. You are responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the data or your reliance on the data. You should consult the data documentation for these particular data to determine the limitations of the data. If you transmit or provide the data (or any portion of it) to another user, it is recommended that the data include a copy of this disclaimer and this metadata.
Ordering Instructions This entire dataset is available on the internet by clicking below after 'Online Linkage'. Doing so will tell your browser to download a 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- csv file
- metadata for the dataset (.htm)
- NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this dataset that can be read by any word processing software.

This dataset can also be viewed and downloaded using the Download Tabular Data tool at http://stats.metc.state.mn.us/data_download/DD_start.aspx
Online LinkageDownload Page

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 10/21/2016
Contact Person Information Joel Nyhus, Researcher
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert Street North
St. Paul, Minnesota  55101-1805
Phone: 651-602-1634
Fax: 651-602-1674
Email: joel.nyhus@metc.state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


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