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PD&R and Public Housing
PD&R and Public Housing

In 1974, Michael Moskow, then the assistant secretary of the newly formed Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), stated in the November issue of HUD Challenge...




Continued Economic Recovery and a Tight but Easing Home Sales Market in the Baltimore HMA
Continued Economic Recovery and a Tight but Easing Home Sales Market in the Baltimore HMA

The Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Housing Market Area (Baltimore HMA) in north-central Maryland is coterminous with the metropolitan statistical area...


History of the Economic and Market Analysis Division (EMAD): Part 2 — Rebuilding the Field Organization (1999–2023)
History of the Economic and Market Analysis Division (EMAD): Part 2 — Rebuilding the Field Organization (1999–2023)

When the field organization became a part of the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) in March 1999...


The History of Housing Insecurity Research at PD&R
The History of Housing Insecurity Research at PD&R

Throughout its history, the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has sought to understand the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity...


Affordable Rental Trends and Strategies
Affordable Rental Trends and Strategies

In September 2023, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors hosted two panels to discuss rental affordability as part of its ongoing “Keys to Opportunity in the Housing Market” seminar series.



The Evolution of PD&R National Housing Market Releases
The Evolution of PD&R National Housing Market Releases

The Housing Market Indicators (HMI) report, a monthly public release providing information on national housing market conditions...


Worst Case Housing Needs Reach Highest Level in 2021 as the Pandemic Exacerbates the Persistent Shortage of Affordable Housing
Worst Case Housing Needs Reach Highest Level in 2021 as the Pandemic Exacerbates the Persistent Shortage of Affordable Housing

HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs: 2023 Report to Congress, its 19th biennial report, reveals that in 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, 8.53 million renter households had worst case housing...


Gathering Input for the 2025 AHS
Gathering Input for the 2025 AHS

This year marks not only 50 years of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) but also 50 years of the American Housing Survey (AHS).


Examining the Current State of U.S. Housing
Examining the Current State of U.S. Housing

On June 21, 2023, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) released its annual State of the Nation’s Housing report.


Strong Economic Conditions and Tight Housing Market Conditions in the Fayetteville HMA
trong Economic Conditions and Tight Housing Market Conditions in the Fayetteville HMA

Holi Urbas is the regional economist for the Seattle Regional Office for HUD's Economic and Market Analysis Division.


The History of the AHS – 1973 - 2023
The History of the AHS – 1973 - 2023

The American Housing Survey (AHS), the most comprehensive national housing survey in the United States, is as old as HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R).


The FHA TOTAL Mortgage Algorithm: Providing Machine-Learning Analysis for Two Decades
The FHA TOTAL Mortgage Algorithm: Providing Machine-Learning Analysis for Two Decades

Since 1997, the Housing Finance Analysis Division of the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) ...


Uncovering the Origins of Federal Housing Data
Uncovering the Origins of Federal Housing Data

With each passing day, data and research are becoming more enmeshed in the work of policymakers.



HUD’s Fair Market Rents and Income Limits
HUD’s Fair Market Rents and Income Limits

Each of HUD’s major program offices (Community Planning and Development, Housing, and Public and Indian Housing) oversee various programs that require operating parameters to govern the operations of each program.



History of the Economic and Market Analysis Division (EMAD): Part 1 (1934-1999)
History of the Economic and Market Analysis Division (EMAD): Part 1 (1934-1999)

The federal government’s analysis of local housing market conditions has its roots in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), which Congress created in 1934 with the passage of the National Housing Act.



Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

Sometime during the early 2000s, I attended a fundraiser for my children’s school.




Housing Affordability Challenges of High Interest Rates
Housing Affordability Challenges of High Interest Rates

Three years after the onset of COVID-19, the pandemic’s effects on the U.S. housing market and housing affordability continue to unfold.



PD&R Quarterly Update: Institutional Investors in Housing
PD&R Quarterly Update: Institutional Investors in Housing

On December 6, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held a Quarterly Update event on institutional investors in housing.



New HUD PD&R Research Awards Aim to Shed Light on Evictions From HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program
New HUD PD&R Research Awards Aim to Shed Light on Evictions From HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program

New HUD PD&R Research Awards Aim to Shed Light on Evictions From HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program


Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases State of the Nation’s Housing 2022
Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases State of the Nation’s Housing 2022

In June 2022, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University released its 35th annual housing report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022, which assesses the current state of the housing market.



 


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