Affordability and Muncie housing market : 1970-1990

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dc.contributor.advisor Mitchell, J. Paul en_US Iskander, Abdul-Wahed Ali en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:10Z 2011-06-03T19:37:10Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z79 1995 .I8 en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis identifies the housing affordability in Muncie metropolitan areas through the interaction of the major housing market components, of supply and demand for housing units. The purpose of this work has been the investigation of the historical housing performance that Muncie has experienced from 1970 through 1990, in order to determine whether housing affordability problem exists in Muncie and how it has been developed over the study period. Two major approaches are used, cross-sectional and cohort analysis, to examine the relationships among several variables. The main variables are population, households , and housing characteristics which represent the demand and supply of housing stock.The findings from this study have determined that the housing affordability problem in Muncie has escalated more than the other areas within Delaware County since 1970. The major causes of accelerating affordability problem were the real decline of family incomes and the increase of the numbers of low-income populaion, families and households. The lack of employment opportunities, and low payroll were underlying the decline of real income. The decline in number of mortgages was also one of the causes of the afforadability problem over the course of the study period.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.format.extent v, 166 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Home ownership -- Economic aspects -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Housing -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.other Muncie (Ind.) -- Economic conditions. en_US
dc.subject.other Delaware County (Ind.) -- Economic conditions. en_US
dc.title Affordability and Muncie housing market : 1970-1990 en_US Thesis (M.U.R.P.)
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