HUD User

Your One-Stop Resource for Housing and Community Development Research

Managed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), HUD User hosts research, publications, and data sets in housing, community development, and more.



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The Office of Innovation selects, manages, and reports progress on innovation and improvement efforts strategically aligned with the Department’s mission.


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IPAD supports HUD's efforts to find new solutions and align ideas and resources by working across public, private, and civil sectors to further HUD's mission.


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The EnVision Center Demonstration is empowering all people to fulfill their potential by providing the tools needed to succeed.


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The Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH) is a HUD initiative in which interdisciplinary graduate student teams work to solve a real life issue in affordable housing design and planning.


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The Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities and allow PD&R to participate in innovative research projects that inform HUD's policies and programs.


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Find case studies and regulatory solutions that inform how communities can promote affordable housing, offer services, and enhance economic opportunities for families.











Note: Guidance documents, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. Guidance documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.