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About PD&R


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) supports the Department's efforts to help create cohesive, economically healthy communities.

PD&R is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. The Office provides reliable and objective data and analysis to help inform policy decisions. PD&R is committed to involving a greater diversity of perspectives, methods, and researchers in HUD research. more »


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Welcome to our Events page. This page contains information on PD&R lecture series, events and conferences organized by PD&R, and conferences attended by PD&R.
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HUD Secretary's Awards

The HUD Secretary's Awards are presented annually to honor projects that exemplify excellence in four categories... more »

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Mission and Background

PD&R was established in 1973 as an office headed by an Assistant Secretary. The statutory authority for PD&R's research activities is found in Title V of the 1970 Housing Act...
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Organizational Charts

This page contains detailed information on the leadership of each division of The Office of Policy Development and Research and charts each division’s location within PD&R. more »

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In HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), our mission is to provide reliable and objective housing research and market data to our constituents... more »