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Housing Allowance Demand Experiment: Working Paper on Early Findings


Report Acceptance Date: January 1975 (388 pages)

Posted Date: April 22, 2021

This historical working paper details the early findings of the Housing Allowance Demand Experiment, a HUD-contracted test of housing allowance models in metro Phoenix, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Renter households enrolled in the experiment received direct cash allowance payments for three years, following one of several assistance models; a smaller number of control households received a $10 monthly payment for providing information. This publication depicts the initial position of the enrolled households prior to the delivery of the first housing allowance payment, describing their demographics, reasons for deciding to enroll, and housing circumstances.

For more information on the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP) and to find related reports, please visit the EHAP landing page.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.


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