What we do

Four Major Research Focuses of the Virginia Center for Housing Research

Housing Affordability

VCHR supports localities and organizations through data-driven analysis to help improve affordability.

Building Innovation

VCHR collaborates with industry leaders to model the spread of new technologies and their implications for the economy.


VCHR supports sustainability by testing the performance of green construction and studying resident outcomes by home energy efficiency.

Data Development

VCHR compiles and integrates public and proprietary data to help clients understand housing.

Recent News

Non-traditional approaches in housing research

Non-traditional approaches in housing research: From nesting apes to neuroimaging Presented by Dr. Russell James

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Green housing finance

Green housing finance: Past policies, future demand Presented by Dr. Carlos Martin

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Housing the Future

Housing the future: green building, nesting apes and neuroimaging An anniversary celebration, featuring talks by housing thought leaders Dr. Carlos Martin of Urban Institute and Dr. Russell James of Texas Tech University: “Green housing finance: past policies, future demand” by Dr. Martin “Non-traditional approaches in housing research: from nesting apes to neuroimaging” by Dr. James. […]

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