Home in America: Immigrants and Housing Demand

​Over the past two decades, immigrants account­ed for about 28 percent of all household growth in the United States and have been a critical factor in the housing market’s recent recovery. Immigration policy is poised potentially to have a big impact on the continued improvement and overall health of the U.S. housing market. A new study by the ULI Terwilliger Center for Housing builds off prior research on immigrants and housing to examine the housing and residential location choices of immigrants in five metropolitan areas that each reflect a different type of immigrant gateway community: San Francisco; Houston; Minneapolis; Buffalo, New York; and Charlotte, North Carolina.

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