Good housing and thriving, safe communities are vital to the well-being of every American. Nationally, expenditures on housing and utilities comprise 18 percent of personal expenses, and investment and other expenditures on housing make up almost 10 percent of the U.S. economy. HUD's mission is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment without discrimination for all Americans. By working with partners in the public and private sectors, with community groups, and with families and individuals, and by carefully leveraging social and financial resources, HUD has an impact on America's communities that is far greater than its budget of some $32 billion might imply.
To pursue its mission, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development adopted a 6-year Strategic Plan on September 30, 1997. This plan covered fiscal years (FY) 1998 through 2003 to guide the Department's efforts into the early years of the 21st century. This document, HUD's FY 2001 Annual Performance Plan (APP), covers the fourth year of the strategic planning period.
You can access HUD's Fiscal Year 2001 Annual Performance Plan by visiting HUD's web site at https://archives.hud.gov/offices/cfo/prevcforept.cfm.