Westbrook and Portland FMR Survey
Services: Data & Statistical Analysis
Key Work Areas: Fair Market Analysis
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) annually estimates and publishes Fair Market Rents (FMRs) for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan county FMR areas. Public comments allow local government officials or residents to identify areas where they believe FMRs are too high or too low. Econometrica performed a survey of households for the Westbrook Housing Authority, South Portland Housing Authority, and Portland Housing Authority to demonstrate whether a change was warranted from the proposed FY 2022 HUD FMRs. The results of the survey allowed the housing authorities to successfully appeal their FMRs.