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Using AI to Promote Equitable and Affordable Housing
Using AI to Promote Equitable and Affordable Housing

The deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies in housing is underway and poised to accelerate in the coming years.



Enabling Access to Neighborhoods of Opportunity
Enabling Access to Neighborhoods of Opportunity

Research over the past two decades indicates that neighborhood characteristics influence social and economic outcomes for families and children.



Tackling Racial Inequities in Homeownership
Tackling Racial Inequities in Homeownership

Racial disparities in homeownership persist in the United States, but institutions such as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...



The History of Housing Insecurity Research at PD&R
The History of Housing Insecurity Research at PD&R

Throughout its history, the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has sought to understand the prevalence, causes, and consequences of housing insecurity...


Affordable Rental Trends and Strategies
Affordable Rental Trends and Strategies

In September 2023, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors hosted two panels to discuss rental affordability as part of its ongoing “Keys to Opportunity in the Housing Market” seminar series.



Housing Programs and Racial Segregation: The Role of Place-Based and Mobility Programs
Housing Programs and Racial Segregation: The Role of Place-Based and Mobility Programs

Overcoming racial segregation in housing is part of the Fair Housing Act of 1968’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) mandate.


HUD Administrative Data Licenses Facilitate Key Policy Insights
HUD Administrative Data Licenses Facilitate Key Policy Insights

In administering its housing assistance programs, HUD collects extensive data on its program participants, including demographic, income, and geographic information on assisted households.


Examining the Current State of U.S. Housing
Examining the Current State of U.S. Housing

On June 21, 2023, the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) released its annual State of the Nation’s Housing report.


The FHA TOTAL Mortgage Algorithm: Providing Machine-Learning Analysis for Two Decades
The FHA TOTAL Mortgage Algorithm: Providing Machine-Learning Analysis for Two Decades

Since 1997, the Housing Finance Analysis Division of the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) ...


Understanding the Unique Housing Needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: HUD’s Commitment to Data Disaggregation
Understanding the Unique Housing Needs of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders: HUD’s Commitment to Data Disaggregation

HUD is one of 45 federal agency members of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) tasked with supporting and furthering the administration’s efforts to better serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI).


The Importance of Demonstration Projects to the Mission of PD&R
The Importance of Demonstration Projects to the Mission of PD&R

Fifty years ago, HUD created the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) in the midst of two very different demonstration projects: Operation Breakthrough and the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP).



Bridging the Wealth Gap: Asset Building and Economic Justice
Bridging the Wealth Gap: Asset Building and Economic Justice

On May 1, 2023, HUD hosted a summit dedicated to policies and strategies designed to close the racial wealth gap in today’s financial markets.



Neighborhood Mobility: The Path Toward Community Choice
Neighborhood Mobility: The Path Toward Community Choice

The neighborhoods we live in profoundly affect not only our senses of community and identity but also the level of opportunity we find in proximity to good schools, health care, and jobs; a safe environment, and other resources.



Toward Permanent Renter Protections
Toward Permanent Renter Protections

On March 22, 2023, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) held its first in-person Housing Policy Forum since 2019, entitled “Onward to Housing Justice.”



PD&R@50: A Short History of PD&R
PD&R@50: A Short History of PD&R

In the inaugural article of this year-long series, Todd Richardson (at PD&R from 1991 to 1997 and 2000 to present), Jill Khadduri (at PD&R from 1973 to 2000), and Sahian Valladares (at PD&R from 2022 to present), reflect on PD&R’s first 50 years.



Expanding Equitable Opportunities in Housing
Expanding Equitable Opportunities in Housing

The legacy of racist housing policies, coupled with a shortage of affordable housing, has hindered the ability of minority and low-income families to build wealth, afford quality housing, and offer opportunities to their children.


Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases State of the Nation’s Housing 2022
Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases State of the Nation’s Housing 2022

In June 2022, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University released its 35th annual housing report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022, which assesses the current state of the housing market.



Applications of Emerging Digital Technology in Furthering Fair and Equitable Housing
Applications of Emerging Digital Technology in Furthering Fair and Equitable Housing

In March 2022, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University hosted “Bringing Digitalization Home,” a symposium exploring how digital technology might influence how housing is built, used, and financed.



Examining Housing Experiences by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Examining Housing Experiences by Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The social science research community has a poor track record when it comes to studying the housing experiences of the LGBTQI+ community, defined here as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and individuals whose orientations differ from those who identify as heterosexual and cisgender.


Eviction Prevention Strategies To Promote Housing Stability
Eviction Prevention Strategies To Promote Housing Stability

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in late 2019, its economic impact threatened the ability of many households to pay their rent and mortgages.



 


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