HUD and PD&R HUD USER - Policy Development and Research's Information Service
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HUD USER is your gateway to current written research and analytic tools produced by and for HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research (PD&R). You can use this online resource to access research reports about housing & community and economic development, datasets that can be used for original research, HUD income limits and fair market rents, and much more!

Now celebrating our 25th year as a housing research information service and clearinghouse, HUD USER offers relevant, practical information on a wide range of topics, such as new building technologies, emerging trends in urban planning and demographics, alleviating housing discrimination and homelessness, and strategies for making housing more affordable, durable, accessible – and more readily available – to the people who need it most.

The vast majority of publications available on this site can be downloaded free of charge, or ordered in printed form for a nominal cost by calling 1-800-245-2691. To find the ones that are right for you, you may search by subject, by title, or by key word(s). Our 800# puts you in touch with trained Help Desk representatives (also available by emailing, who can also help you find what you need. It's our sincere hope that our efforts to build a sound virtual community will prove useful to you in your efforts to build and grow the real ones in the cities and towns where you live and work.

To that end, you may wish to consider bookmarking as a ready reference. If you'd like to be kept informed of new publication releases and other housing-related news, you may also want to sign up for one or both of our free eList subscriptions: HUDUSER News and the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse – RBC – eList (for more on RBC, click the link on the left-side navigation bar). We're also planning to launch a new print-based newsletter this Fall; subscription information for our free electronic & print-based newsletters can be found here.

Thank you for your interest; we look forward to keeping you informed, and to welcoming you to our online communities.

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