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Housing Allowance Administrative Agency Experiment – Summer Policy Studies Report: Specification of a General Rent Survey Procedure for Estimating the Cost of Minimum Standard Housing


Report Acceptance Date: December 1974 (16 pages)

Posted Date: April 22, 2021

This historical report, published as part of the third and final component of HUD’s Experimental Housing Allowance Program, presents a means of applying a questionnaire with certain screening questions to a representative sample of renter households in a given housing market, in order to generate an estimate of the cost of minimum standard housing. The cost of minimum standard housing — frequently represented as C* — is loosely defined in this report as the monthly housing expenses necessary for a family to obtain housing services that are basically adequate and decent.

For more information on the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP) and to find related reports, please visit the EHAP landing page.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.

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