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Building Technology Research at PD&R

Since the 1970s, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has been committed to conducting and assisting research on building technology, especially as it relates to building codes, energy efficiency, and land use.



Meeting the Future Housing Needs of Seniors

By 2050, the population of individuals who are 65 and older in the United States is projected to double, growing faster than any other age group.

Historic California Hotel Provides Affordable Housing in Oakland, California

The California Hotel, a distinctive Mission-style building of red brick, stucco, and tile, has been a prominent feature of Oakland, California’s San Pablo Avenue since its construction in 1929.

Housing Cost Burden Among Housing Choice Voucher Participants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, administered through local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), provides housing assistance payments (HAP) to cover the difference between 30 percent of a household’s adjusted gross income and the cost of renting a standard, quality housing unit.

Community Strategies to Preserve Affordable Housing

Each year, the United States loses more than a half-million affordable homes due to expiring affordability restrictions, improvements that allow owners to increase rents, or deteriorating physical conditions.



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