Demographics | PD&R EDGE
The publication of the first phase of the evaluation of HUD’s IWISH demonstration provides a comprehensive but not yet complete examination of the federal government’s demonstration to support aging in place among older, low-income adults living in federally assisted multifamily housing.
“Housing in the Context of Neighborhood Decline,” a working paper from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University written by Sharon Cornelissen and Christine Jang-Trettien, discusses the effects of urban neighborhood decline on housing.
HUD is one of 45 federal agency members of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) tasked with supporting and furthering the administration’s efforts to better serve Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI).
Fifty years ago, HUD created the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) in the midst of two very different demonstration projects: Operation Breakthrough and the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP).
The neighborhoods we live in profoundly affect not only our senses of community and identity but also the level of opportunity we find in proximity to good schools, health care, and jobs; a safe environment, and other resources.
An estimated 46 percent of HUD-assisted adults reported that they had been previously told by a healthcare provider that they either had COVID-19 or had tested positive using a rapid point-of-care test, self-administered test, or laboratory test.
A Pew Charitable Trusts survey conducted in 2019 found that one in five home borrowers pursued alternative financing options at least once as a pathway to homeownership when they could not access traditional mortgages.
Veronica Helms, a social science analyst and Craig Pollack, a guest researcher from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, discuss the data on COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccination among HUD-assisted households.
On May 12, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its most recent Quarterly Update event focused on the intersectionality of youth homelessness and how youth with different lived experiences of homelessness require more targeted and effective approaches to prevent housing instability and support exits to homelessness.
The social science research community has a poor track record when it comes to studying the housing experiences of the LGBTQI+ community, defined here as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and individuals whose orientations differ from those who identify as heterosexual and cisgender.
People who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) face disproportionately high rates of homelessness and can encounter hostility in accessing housing and other services because of their gender expression or sexual identity.
Access to fair mortgage products is crucial to many families’ ability to become homeowners. Mortgage access depends on assessments of the risk that a borrower will default, which typically are made through traditional credit scores and other financial information from lending institutions.