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Cityscape: Volume 9 Number 2 | Chapter 6


The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Low-Income and Minority Homeownership

Mark D. Shroder

Policy Briefs: The Transition to Asset Management in Public Housing

Meena S. Bavan

Shomon R. Shamsuddin

This article reflects the views of the authors and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is requiring public housing agencies (PHAs) to adopt an asset management model of operations. This article describes the conditions existing prior to the new requirement and the reasons for implementing asset management. After reviewing specific elements of the Department’s asset management regulations, the article outlines potential advantages and disadvantages from the PHA perspective.

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