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Housing Allowances and Housing Improvement: Early Findings


Report Acceptance Date: September 1979 (119 pages)

Posted Date: January 27, 2021

This historical note is a preliminary analysis of the extent and type of dwelling repairs made by homeowners, tenants, and landlords participating in HUD's Housing Assistance Supply Experiment (HASE), a 10-year research demonstration conducted in Wisconsin and Indiana. Two-thirds of participants repaired their housing units, often at a sufficiently low cost that finances were not a barrier to making the improvement – instead, researchers concluded that prior to enrolling in HASE, participants were unaware of the problems or unconcerned with the potential consequences.

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This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.


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