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In 1978, PD&R established the HUD User Clearinghouse, an information source for housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public. The HUD User website was launched late in 1996 and has been in continuous operation ever since. The website is home to a vast array of housing research, data, and policy analysis published by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). In addition to free downloads of over 1,000 research publications and datasets, we also offer free eBooks and periodical subscriptions, as well as a series of concise online Case Studies that describe how HUD stakeholders and partners are building stronger, more economically and socially diverse communities throughout America.

Our secure online Web Store makes more than 800 print-based, housing-related titles available for online ordering. The Web Store is searchable by keywords or phrases, and titles are arranged topically for easy browsing. There’s a nominal fee for printed reports (usually $5 each, including shipping); volume discounts are available to educators; federal, state & local governments; and non-profit organizations.

The Clearinghouse Help Desk is staffed Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00 Eastern time; the toll-free number is 1-800-245-2691. Publication requests and general inquiries can also be made by sending an email to helpdesk@huduser.gov.



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