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The Housing Allowance Office Handbook - Housing Assistance Supply Experiment



Release Date: 
July 1980 (633 pages)
Posted Date:   
January 21, 2021



This historic note, produced by the Rand Corporation under contract with HUD, contains the full text of a handbook used by a housing allowance office serving Brown County, Wisconsin during 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This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.