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Housing Allowance Demand Experiment: Locational Choice, Part 1 — Search and Mobility



Release Date: 
August 1977 (305 pages)
Posted Date:   
April 22, 2021



This historic report examines the home search and moving behaviors of first-year participants in the Housing Allowance Demand Experiment (HADE), a HUD-contracted test of direct tenant housing subsidy models in the metropolitan areas of Phoenix, Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The report discusses whether participants chose to move, if they expressed dissatisfaction with their existing lodgings and why, if they had previously been frequent movers, if they experienced discrimination upon attempting a move, and many other factors. HADE was the first component of HUD’s Experimental Housing Allowance Program. This report is the first of two.


This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.