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How Housing Allowances Affect Housing Markets – Housing Assistance Supply Experiment



Report Acceptance Date: 
August 1980 (56 pages)
Posted Date:   
January 21, 2021



This historic note, prepared by the Rand Corporation on behalf of HUD, relays the interim findings of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment (HASE) in regards to the programs impact on housing markets. HASE was a 10-year research experiment conducted by the Rand Corporation on behalf of HUD in the housing markets of Green Bay, Wisconsin and South Bend, Indiana, during which low-income households were provided with monthly cash payments in order to offset their housing costs. The experiment ultimately made payments to 20,000 households and the comprehensive findings, titled “Experimenting with Housing Allowances,” was published as a book.


This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.