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: Housing and Health (Winter 2016)
The latest Evidence Matters addresses some of the ways in which the links between health and housing are driving policymakers at all levels to develop new strategies to better serve Americans. The articles in this issue discuss the many connections between housing and health proven by research, how federal policy is aligning programs and funding in both areas to improve health outcomes, the research basis underpinning a proposed HUD rule to eliminate smoking in all public housing units, and several examples of interventions that aim to improve housing stability and health using the Pay for Success model.
As recent events in Flint, Michigan and Cleveland, Ohio have made terribly clear, environmental hazards like lead can have profound consequences on individuals and communities. While this issue does not directly address the crisis of lead in water systems, its articles discuss the ongoing challenge of lead remediation in America’s housing stock. Read More >>