In HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), our mission is to provide reliable and objective housing research and market data to our constituents, as well as skilled analysis that assists HUD's leadership in making informed policy decisions. We focus on finding definitive answers to questions about what programs work and how they can be made to work better, through quick-turnaround studies and conferences, as well as through long-term evaluations that systematically measure performance outcomes and suggest possible cost-effective enhancements.
Click here to see PD&R’s current research projects and activities, summarized and arranged by the primary goals in HUD’s Strategic Plan listed on the right. While not a comprehensive list, this housing and community development research is typical of the activity at PD&R that meets the needs of housing policymakers and stakeholders. Please check periodically for updates and new research activities.
Interim reports of long-term research projects serve as progress reports on implementation, share preliminary insights and discoveries made in early phases of a study, and build a basis for analyzing final outcomes.