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The New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS) is a survey of New York City’s housing stock and population that is fielded about every three years by the US Census Bureau on behalf of the City of New York. The NYCHVS collects data in all of New York City’s neighborhoods, in all five boroughs, and focuses on representing all New Yorkers—regardless of who they are or where they live. All of this ensures that the NYCHVS represents the diversity of New York City’s residents and housing stock. 

It’s easy to be a part of the 2023 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS). If you were contacted, we ask that you complete an interview with a Field Representative from the US Census Bureau. The interview takes about 40 minutes, depending on how many people live with you. 

Interviews are usually done in-person at your home, but we will work with you to find another location if you prefer. We know you are busy. Our team will work around your schedule. 

The NYCHVS speaks your language. US Census Bureau Field Representatives can conduct your interview in any language you wish. 

If you need additional support to complete an interview, we are here to help. We can provide reasonable accommodations at your request. 

If you wish to independently confirm that the person at your door is a Census Bureau Field Representative you can enter their name in the Census Bureau’s staff search website or contact the NY Regional Office at 212-584-3490. 

url: census.gov/staffsearch

Page Last Revised - March 14, 2023
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