Affordability Risk Index

The Affordability Risk Index (ARI) is a tool that identifies those Census tracts that are becoming less affordable over time.  Tracts where the risk of losing affordable housing is greatest receive the highest score (5). The ARI uses US Census data to measure change over time across various factors that are indicative of potential affordability loss.

IHDA has re-run the ARI using newly available 2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate data from the U.S. Census Bureau and new methodology aimed to produce a more transparent and reproducible index.  IHDA is pleased to be able to provide this list of ARI scores by Census Tract. These scores will be used for the 2018 and 2019 LIHTC application rounds. 
In the coming weeks IHDA will publish a searchable map and the full set of data for each census tract.