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National Family-Self Sufficiency (FSS) Evaluation
National Family-Self Sufficiency (FSS) Evaluation

In 2012, HUD commissioned a national random assignment evaluation of the Family-Self Sufficiency (FSS) program’s impacts on labor market and other quality of life outcomes for households receiving Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs).
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Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study
Housing Choice Voucher Program Administrative Fee Study

PHAs can only help low-income families with Housing Choice Vouchers if they can pay the costs of administering the program.
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HUD First-Time Homebuyer Study
HUD First-Time Homebuyer Study

The HUD First-Time Homebuyer Study is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To conduct the study, HUD hired a study team that includes Abt Associates, Abt SRBI, and their subcontractors.
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Experimental Housing Allowance Program
Experimental Housing Allowance Program

Congress authorized the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, under Section 501 and Section 504 of the Housing Act of 1970, to establish an experimental program to test the concept of providing housing allowances to eligible families. This was the first major test of what we know today to be the Housing Choice Voucher program, sometimes also called Section 8 or tenant based rental assistance.
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Homelessness Among People Living in Encampments
Homelessness Among People Living in Encampments

As of 2019, homeless encampments were appearing in numbers not seen in almost a century. The growth of encampments mirrored the increase in unsheltered homelessness overall and seemed to reflect a complex set of societal factors, including a lack of affordable housing and the persistence of deep poverty and chronic homelessness.
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Understanding Rapid Re-housing study
Supportive Services Demonstration and Evaluation: Testing the Integrated Wellness in Supportive Housing (IWISH) Model

HUD’s Supportive Services Demonstration is a large, cluster randomized-controlled trial that leverages HUD-assisted properties as a platform for the coordination and delivery of services to better address the interdependent health and supportive service needs of its older residents.
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Understanding Rapid Re-housing study
Understanding Rapid Re-housing study

The Understanding Rapid Re-housing study is a multi-year project undertaken to address important questions about rapid re-housing (RRH) assistance and how it is administered by organizations and experienced by program participants in communities around the country. This project includes components that synthesize current research on RRH outcomes and undertake new analysis of existing data, and others that conduct new data collection and analysis.
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Family Options Study: Interim Report
Moving to Work (MTW)

The HUD-sponsored Moving to Work (MTW) Retrospective Evaluation produced six reports that together provide the most comprehensive description to date of the housing assistance provided by MTW agencies, the households served by MTW agencies, and the success of MTW agencies in relation to the demonstration’s statutory objectives of cost effectiveness, self-sufficiency, and housing choice.
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Family Options Study: Interim Report
The Family Options Study

The Family Options Study earlier known as The Impact of Housing and Services Interventions on Homeless Families, is an experimental study of family homelessness that is being funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Between September 2010 and January 2012, 2,307 homeless families across twelve sites enrolled into the study and were randomly assigned to one of four interventions: 1) project-based transitional housing, 2) community-based rapid re-housing, 3) subsidy only, or 4) usual care. Families were interviewed at baseline (entry/random assignment), are being tracked for 18 months after intervention, and will be interviewed again 18 months after random assignment. The follow-up survey period will begin in June 2012.
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Status of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Evaluation and Results to Date
Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation

On September 21, 2016, HUD published an interim report that summarizes preliminary findings about the Rental Assistance Demonstration program's achievements to date. The final report of the ongoing evaluation is expected in December, 2018.
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Study of PHAs’ Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness
Study of PHAs’ Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness

The use of mainstream housing assistance programs will be essential if the nation is to achieve the goals of the 2010 Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, including ending chronic homelessness by 2015 and ending homelessness for families, youth, and children by 2020.
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Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: A Review of the Literature and Program Typology
Housing for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Project

Senate report language accompanying HUD’s 2009 Appropriation directed the Secretary to "conduct an evaluation of the housing models that are most effective in preventing and ending homelessness for youth aged 16-24." HUD has chosen to focus this research effort on the housing needs of the nearly 30,000 youth who "age out" of the foster care system each year.
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Choice Neighborhoods Evaluation Report

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is managing a study of Choice Neighborhoods (Choice), a new program to support the redevelopment of distressed assisted housing projects and transformation of the neighborhoods surrounding them into mixed-income, high-opportunity places. The study focuses on the first five recipients of Choice implementation grants: the Quincy Corridor neighborhood in Boston, the Woodlawn neighborhood in Chicago, the Iberville/Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, the Eastern Bayview neighborhood in San Francisco, and the Yesler neighborhood in Seattle.
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Aging Research and Resources
Aging Research and Resources

Aging Research and Resources contains links to HUD-sponsored programs and research efforts focused on supporting aging in place and improving the quality of life for elderly residents.
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Public Health Research and Resources
Public Health Research and Resources

This page contains links to HUD-sponsored initiatives, resources, and research efforts focused on examining the housing-health connection, including important resources related to health equity, population health, environmental health, and public and assisted housing.
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