Multidisciplinary Research Team Reports
- April 17, 2015
PD&R developed the Multidisciplinary Research Team (MDRT) vehicle to manage a team of qualified researchers. Researchers are selected for their expertise to produce an array of high quality, short-turnaround research. MDRT researchers use a variety of HUD and external data sources to answer research questions relating to HUD’s priority policies and strategic goals.
Current projects underway through MDRT include:
Analysis of need and availability of designated accessible housing for persons with disabilities in HUD assisted housing using HUD administrative data, American Community Survey (ACS), and Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy (CHAS) data.
Analysis of accessibility of the U.S. housing stock by housing market characteristics as well as resident characteristics using core American Housing Survey (AHS) data and 2011 AHS topical module on accessibility.
Study of multifamily housing preservation, rates of prepayment and opting out of HUD assistance contracts using administrative data.
Analysis of housing quality comparing both assisted housing and comparable unassisted housing stock using housing quality indices developed from 2011 and 2013 American Housing Survey data.