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  • Housing Tenure and Financial Security
  • Volume 22 Number 1
  • Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
  • Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga

Toward Implementation of a National Housing Insecurity Research Module

Nicole Elsasser Watson

George R. Carter III
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Policy Development and Research

This article provides a summary of the motivation, process, and status of a collaborative federal effort to develop a housing insecurity survey module that is transferable across household surveys and studies. The module will serve as the basis of a validated and transferable composite index of housing insecurity. This index is intended to be suitable for use in a variety of survey and evaluation instruments that have previously excluded or insufficiently specified housing problems.

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