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Welcome to HUD USER
HUD User makes available printed and electronic copies of published HUD research. Primarily sponsored by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research, these reports, executive summaries, case studies, and guidebooks span the fields of housing and urban development and are available as free downloads. Most reports can also be ordered in hard copy from the HUD User Web Store.

Historical and Archived Reports

The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has sponsored groundbreaking research since the 1970s. Research priorities have differed over the years, with varying mixes of housing studies, housing technology research, demonstrations, HUD program evaluations, and policy reports that remain relevant today. These historical documents are now available to the public; providing access to original research that continues to help inform modern-day policy decisions. The reports displayed on this page are from our collection of scanned historical reports and archived publications. Use the drop down menu below to browse reports by publication year.

Release Date: 
October 1961

Release Date: 
February 1960

Release Date: 
January 1960

Note: Guidance documents, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. Guidance documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.