Growing our cities and regions requires us to capitalize not only on our cities’ and our states' public leadership, but on the unique assets of what we call our anchor institutions: our hospitals, universities, foundations, or businesses – Secretary Donovan.
Case Studies: HUD USER publishes a series of case studies examples of anchor institutions that have deep roots in the community and are longstanding contributors to the community’s stability and strength. Learn More.
Archived Newsletters: This section includes newsletters OUP has produced in the last few years. It includes Diversity Works, and both the OUP and the grantee newsletters.
In 1994 HUD established the Office of University Partnerships (OUP) in an effort to encourage and expand the growing number of partnerships formed between colleges and universities and their communities. OUP facilitates the formation of campus-community partnerships that enable students, faculty, and neighborhood organizations to work together to revitalize the economy, generate jobs, and rebuild healthy communities. OUP strives to support and increase these collaborative efforts through grants, interactive conferences, and housing and urban development-related research.
In 2012, PD&R was granted the authority to enter into research partnerships with outside entities through non competitive cooperative agreements. Managed by OUP, this authority allows PD&R to participate in innovative research projects that inform HUD's policies and programs.
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HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has authority to enter into unsolicited research partnerships with universities, philanthropic organizations, other federal or state agencies, or a combination of these entities through noncompetitive cooperative agreements. The purpose of these partnerships is to allow PD&R to participate in innovative research projects that inform HUD’s policies and programs.
Recent Research Partnership Reports
Housing assistance in the United States is unusual: unlike many other forms of public assistance, it is not an entitlement and serves only about one- quarter of eligible households (Turner and Kingsley 2008).
Housing subsidies, which help low-income families pay their rent and utilities in public housing developments or in the private rental market, are a vital component of the national social safety net.