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Evidence Matters

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: Place-Based Incentives (Spring/Summer 2019)

Enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones represent a potentially transformative effort to incentivize investment in economically distressed areas. This issue of Evidence Matters places the new initiative into the context of other place-based tax incentives aimed at fostering community development and examines how state and local governments are positioning themselves to maximize benefits for their jurisdictions. Read More >>

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