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A Consumer Guide to Energy-Efficient and Healthy Homes

A Consumer Guide to Energy-Efficient and Healthy Homes
This consumer guide describes how to improve a home’s energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality, which can help reduce heating and cooling costs, save energy, and improve occupants’ health and comfort levels.

 
Archives

Archives
The HUD USER Archives is composed of collections of archived web pages that are no longer being updated due to budgetary and other constraints. The intent of these pages is to catalog, provide access to, and preserve digital materials.

 
Bibliographic Database

Bibliographic Database
The Bibliographic Database on HUD USER is the only bibliographic database exclusively dedicated to housing and community development issues.


 
ConnectHome

ConnectHome
The ConnectHome initiative is a collaboration between communities, the private sector, and the Federal Government to expand high-speed Internet access to more families across the country.

 
HUD USER Web Store

Connect with HUD User
eLists available through HUD User deliver summaries of the latest housing research to your desktop when you subscribe to PD&R’s free electronic publications and newsletters.


 
Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery
PD&R offers relevant resources, reports, and guides specific to various natural disasters, such as flooding, wind-related disasters, and earthquakes, to aid communities in the disaster recovery process.

 

eBookstore

eBookstore
PD&R offers a selection of its most popular housing research in a variety of eBook-friendly formats. Through the HUD User eBookstore, users can browse the inventory and download titles of interest. New titles are added on an ongoing basis.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions
To provide support and help users fully utilize all of HUD User’s data and information, PD&R maintains a list of Frequently Asked Questions for the HUD User website.

 

First Time Visitor

First Time Visitor
To help first time visitors navigate HUD User, PD&R has assembled a concise guide to the information and assistance available through the HUD USER website, including an overview of PD&R’s data and periodicals.

 

Guidelines for Preparing a Report for Publication

Guidelines for Preparing a Report for Publication
This guide was prepared initially in response to numerous inquiries that PD&R’s Research Utilization Division received from HUD staff and contractors about how to prepare reports for publication and about publication standards and guidelines.

 

HUD’s Local Office Directory

HUD’s Local Office Directory
For general questions about HUD or its programs, contact a local HUD field office. HUD’s Local Office Directory offers contact information for each local field office, separated by state.


 
HUD Regional Map

HUD Regional Map
HUD is organized into 10 Regions. Each Region contains a Regional Office, which is managed by a Regional Administrator. Each Field Office within a Region is managed by a Field Office Director, who reports to the Regional Administrator.

 
HUD Secretary's Awards

HUD Secretary's Awards
The HUD Secretary’s Awards are presented annually to honor projects that exemplify excellence in five categories: affordable housing design, community planning, cooperative public/private efforts, healthy housing, and historic preservation.

 
HUD User Forum

HUD User Forum
HUD USER Forums provide opportunities for information exchange between housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and practitioners.

 

HUD User Glossary

HUD User Glossary
The purpose of this Glossary is to facilitate a common language within HUD User and the larger community of urban planners and developers, housing advocates, architects, builders, government officials, researchers, students, and all others concerned with the past, present – and especially – the future of housing in America.

 
HUD Historical Timeline

HUD Historical Timeline
The historical timeline presents a visualization of the federal government’s role in promoting affordable housing and urban development. The timeline covers significant legislative, organizational, community development, and other events dating from the early 1930s to the present day.

 
HUD User Web Store

HUD User Web Store
Many of HUD User’s reports can be ordered in hard copy. HUD User’s Web Store currently offers nearly 800 housing related titles available via the HUD User Document Ordering System.

 

International and Philanthropic Affairs Division

International and Philanthropic Affairs Division
IPAD provides expert resources and a venue for staff and partners to access the best available evidence, innovations, and lessons from the philanthropic and international housing sectors.

 
Local Housing Assistance

Local Housing Assistance
Visitors who are in need of public housing assistance or would like specific information about public housing programs, such as housing choice vouchers, should visit HUD’s Local Housing Assistance page to locate and find contact information for their local Public Housing Agency.

 
PD&R Edge

PD&R Edge
Edge, an online magazine, provides easily understood translations of PD&R and HUD partners' research, a message from PD&R Senior staff, and a wide range of information on housing and community development issues, regulations, and case studies.

 
Peer Review of Highly Influential Scientific Information

Peer Review of Highly Influential Scientific Information
Pursuant to an Information Quality Bulletin of the Office of Management and Budget, HUD submits reports containing influential scientific information for peer review.


 
Program of HUD

Programs of HUD
Programs of HUD is a publication detailing the major rental, mortgage, grant, other assistance and regulatory programs of the Department. The nature of each program is described along with information on grantee eligibility and funding distribution. The most recent as well as archived reports are available for download.

 
Research Partnerships

Research Partnerships
The Research Partnerships portal contains information for prospective research partners whose work advances the key research areas of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research. The Research Partnerships program helps advance research priorities and can inform new policy and program development through noncompetitive cooperative research agreements.

 
Small Business Opportunities

Small Business Opportunities
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Office of Policy Development and Research are looking for small businesses with the capacity to conduct research and evaluation related to HUD programs.

 

Social Networking

Social Networking
HUD User Forums provide opportunities for information exchange between housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and practitioners. Follow HUD User on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook for updates on the latest information posted on the website.

 
HUD USER Web Store

Student Resources
HUD User provides a number of useful resources for students and researchers; students can learn about relevant competitions sponsored by HUD, find information on emerging trends in sustainable community development, and access original PD&R data sets, periodicals, and reports.

 
The Office of University Partnerships (OUP)

The Office of University Partnerships (OUP)
HUD’s Office of University Partnerships, founded in 1994, facilitates the formation of campus-community partnerships to revitalize local economies, generate jobs, and build healthy communities.

 
eList Archives

eList Archives
eLists archives have list of all the eLists sent to subscribers.