Evidence Matters is PD&R's quarterly publication that demonstrates HUD’s commitment to evidence-based policymaking. Each quarterly issue focuses on a key theme and highlights policy-relevant research that connects policymakers at all levels, as well as researchers, advocates, and industry members, with clear, accessible, and timely information. For more on the history and development of the publication, read “Five Years of Evidence Matters” on The Edge.
Current Issue: Inclusion and Safety (Summer 2016)
The latest Evidence Matters focuses on crime, public safety, and inclusion — issues that are essential to efforts to expand opportunity through housing and community development. The lead article, “Housing, Inclusion, and Public Safety,” considers the housing and community development context for public safety and inclusion as well as strategies to improve outcomes for opportunity youth — those youth who are ages 16 to 24 and neither working nor in school — and support reentry for incarcerated persons. The Research Spotlight article, “Neighborhoods and Violent Crime,” discusses evidence on characteristics linked to violent crime in neighborhoods as well as the effects of violent crime, and the In Practice article, “Reducing Offender Recidivism and Reconnecting Opportunity Youth,” describes three initiatives to find stable housing for former offenders and to provide housing and wraparound services for former foster youth. Read More >>