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This page will host sponsored research by HUD and partners in the research community devoted to finding solutions for reducing the barriers that impede affordable housing development.



PD&R Study on Costs of Regulatory Barriers

PD&R will release an investigatory analysis of regulatory barriers that begins to quantify the impacts of land use requirements and standards on the cost of housing in high-cost communities.


PD&R's Cityscape on Regulatory Reform and Affordable Housing

The newest issue of PD&R's Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research features a symposium examining regulatory reform and affordable housing with six research articles on regulatory barriers.