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An Assessment of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Experimental Housing Allowance Program


Report Acceptance Date: March 1978 (144 pages)

Posted Date: February 16, 2022

This historic report to Congress, written by the office of the Comptroller General of the United States, contains then-Comptroller General Elmer B. Staats’ assessment of HUD’s Experimental Housing Allowance Program. The Comptroller General found the Experimental Housing Allowance Program, a demonstration which tested the feasibility and desirability of a national program of direct housing assistance to low-income households, to be inconclusive.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.


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