From climate change to homelessness: Using housing data on any beat

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Aaron Terrazas of Zillow
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 8 at 11:30am
  • Location: Sheffield
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Housing data can tell rich stories beyond the ups and downs of the real estate market. Join Zillow Senior Economist Aaron Terrazas and learn how housing data can enrich and inform stories about culture, policy, inequality and much more. Aaron will demonstrate how to use free, online, local and national housing metrics.

In this session, you will:

- Find out what data is freely available and how to download it in a usable format, down to the ZIP code or neighborhood level.

-  See how housing data can be used to tell stories about the real human impact of policies and major events affecting your readers.

- Learn about mixing housing data with other data sources to give insights into important conversations around topics like childcare costs and job opportunities.

Speaker Bios

  • Aaron Terrazas is Senior Economist and Director of Economic Research at Zillow where he researches and speaks broadly on nationwide and regional housing market trends, and their implications for the U.S. economy. Before joining Zillow in January 2014, he was an Economist at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy. He was educated at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. Follow his work at

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