Census-Bureau-logo_dfd97a04-9533-4220-b084-1585ec7ed628-prvEXCERPT: “National vacancy rates in the second quarter 2017 were 7.3 percent for rental housing and 1.5 percent for homeowner housing. The rental vacancy rate of 7.3 percent was 0.6 percentage points higher than the rate in the second quarter 2016 (6.7 percent) and 0.3 percentage points higher than the rate in the first quarter 2017 (7.0 percent). The homeowner vacancy rate of 1.5 percent was 0.2 percentage points lower than the rates in the second quarter 2016 and the first quarter 2017 (1.7 percent each). The homeownership rate of 63.7 percent was 0.8 percentage points higher than the rate in the second quarter 2016 (62.9 percent) and not statistically different from the rate in the first quarter 2017 (63.6 percent).” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2vQn3T4 DATA: http://bit.ly/2w6zZU3