Thought Leadership

About Thought Leadership

At Zillow Group, we strive to use our data and research to empower consumers, industry professionals, policymakers, government agencies and academics to better understand the housing market and make more informed decisions. Our economic research teams at ZillowTruliaStreetEasy and HotPads leverage our unparalleled property data on more than 110 million homes across the country to add value and context to public and policy conversations around housing.

Zillow Group is also a passionate advocate for making all data, and particularly consumer-relevant data, freely available to everyone to use. For this reason, Zillow publishes dozens of core metrics to empower Americans to conduct their own research. Zillow also supports government, academic and institutional researchers through the Zillow Transaction and Assessment Dataset (ZTRAX) program, which provides free access to Zillow’s raw public records and assessor data.

Partnerships

Zillow Group is proud to partner regularly with U.S. government agencies, policymakers, academics and housing advocates to support their work with unbiased data and research. Our research teams regularly provide policymakers and U.S. government agencies with custom data, analysis and housing market briefings to inform policy development or support their research. We also collaborate often with national organizations, academic institutions and local housing authorities to leverage our data in new ways and raise awareness about inequities in the housing market.

Examples of Previous Partnerships & Engagements:

  • President Barack Obama
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry of North Carolina
  • U.S. Rep. Denny Heck of Washington
  • U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez of Florida
  • U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado
  • U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee
  • U.S. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia
  • Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan
  • HUD Secretary Julian Castro
  • HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan
  • National Fair Housing Alliance
  • National Urban League
  • Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
  • Seattle Housing Authority

To learn more, contact us.

Upcoming Events

Priced Out: How Rising Rents Impact Homelessness Across America  

Dec. 11, 2018 | Newseum | Washington, D.C.

Over the past five years, rental affordability challenges have become acute in many cities, increasing pressure on households experiencing housing insecurity and driving many into homelessness. New research, supported by Zillow Group and building on our prior work, illuminates this challenge by revealing how different communities, from Los Angeles to Topeka, Kansas, experience rent pressures; quantifying the true scale of the nation’s homeless challenge; and identifying the tipping point at which the rent burden becomes more deeply tied to rising homelessness.

On Dec. 11, 2018, Zillow Group will present this new research at a roundtable lunch conversation. Then, an expert panel will unpack the effects of high rent in different communities across the U.S., discuss potential lessons from programs that support Veterans experiencing homelessness and explore potential federal policy options for addressing these challenges.

Register for the event here.

Event livestream will be hosted on this page on Dec. 11.

Zillow Group Research

Zillow Group’s economic research teams produce a wide range of analysis about housing and the economy. You can visit their research pages here: ZillowTruliaStreetEasy and HotPads.

Zillow is also a passionate advocate for making all data, and particularly consumer-relevant data, freely available to everyone to use. For this reason, Zillow publishes dozens of core metrics representing data for more than 70,000 regions on the Zillow Data Portal.  For more sophisticated researchers, Zillow operates the Zillow Transaction and Assessment Dataset (ZTRAX) program, which provides free access to Zillow’s raw public records and assessor data to government, academic and institutional researchers. If you are a government agency or department and would like more information about this program, contact us here.

Contact Us

To reach Zillow Group’s Government & Community Relations team, contact us here.