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Shortrun Response of Housing Markets to Demand Shifts – Housing Assistance Supply Experiment



Release Date: 
September 1979 (57 pages)
Posted Date:   
January 21, 2021



This historic research report presents a theory of shortrun market adjustments to exogenous demand shifts, using evidence from the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment. The Housing Assistance Supply Experiment was a 10-year research experiment conducted in the housing markets of Green Bay, Wisconsin and South Bend, Indiana, during which eligible low-income households were provided with monthly cash payments in order to offset their housing costs. The experiment ultimately made payments to 20,000 households and the comprehensive findings, titled “Experimenting with Housing Allowances,” was published as a book.


This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.