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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...




Increasing the Supply of Affordable Single-Family Homes
Increasing the Supply of Affordable Single-Family Homes

Homeownership can offer significant benefits compared with renting, including building generational wealth and promoting household stability.



Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Among Older Adults
Tackling Racial Inequities in Homeownership

In October 2023, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) hosted...



Positive Rental History
Positive Rental History

Positive rental history (PRH) has been included as an element of the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA's) Technology Open to Approved Lenders (TOTAL) Scorecard...



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.



HUD Administrative Data Licenses Facilitate Key Policy Insights
HUD Administrative Data Licenses Facilitate Key Policy Insights

In administering its housing assistance programs, HUD collects extensive data on its program participants, including demographic, income, and geographic information on assisted households.


Housing Technology in the Rental Market
Housing Technology in the Rental Market

During HUD’s June 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase, HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge announced a new partnership between HUD and Terner Housing Innovation Labs...



A Research Agenda to Advance Latino Homeownership
A Research Agenda to Advance Latino Homeownership

The Latino community represents one of the fastest-growing demographic groups in the United States, and by 2040, Latinos are expected to make up 70 percent of new U.S. homeowners.


Providing Housing and Support Services for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in Des Moines, Iowa
Providing Housing and Support Services for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in Des Moines, Iowa

Sixth Avenue Flats is a 42-unit affordable housing development in Des Moines, Iowa, that opened in July 2022. Developed by Hatch Development Group (HDG)...


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...


Connecting HUD-Assisted Renters to Opportunity
Connecting HUD-Assisted Renters to Opportunity

Considerable research demonstrates that housing location affects essential outcomes, such as income and health...



Fifty Years of Assessing Worst Case Needs for Affordable Rental Housing
Fifty Years of Assessing Worst Case Needs for Affordable Rental Housing

Among the research that the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) produces, one of the most high-profile products is the series of Worst Case Housing Needs reports to Congress.


Pressure to Move and Forced Moves Among U.S. Renter Households: Findings From New Questions in the Household Pulse Survey
Pressure to Move and Forced Moves Among U.S. Renter Households: Findings From New Questions in the Household Pulse Survey

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) developed new questions on forced moves that were included in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey (HPS) beginning in June 2023.


Creating a New Mixed-Income Neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia
Creating a New Mixed-Income Neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia

In the city of Alexandria, Virginia, located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., a public-private partnership...


How Preventing Evictions Benefits Landlords
An eviction notice taped to a door.

Eviction imposes substantial harms on affected tenants, and the scale of this damage is enormous; an estimated 3.6 million evictions are filed annually in the United States.



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.


Building Resiliency and Community in Wilson, North Carolina

In 2016, the small city of Wilson, North Carolina, experienced flooding from Hurricane Matthew.



Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Lisbon
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital and largest city, is home to more than 3 million people.



Unlocking the Power of Data Sharing
Unlocking the Power of Data Sharing

Data are central to the efficient and equitable achievement of policy objectives, and agencies at all levels of government maintain countless datasets to further these ends.



Evaluating the Expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program
Evaluating the Expansion of the Moving to Work (MTW) Demonstration Program

HUD created the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) in 2017 to assist local Continuums of Care (CoCs) in planning, developing, and implementing coordinated responses to youth experiencing homelessness.





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