The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD's) Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) supports the Department's efforts to help create cohesive, economically healthy communities.
PD&R is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. The Office provides reliable and objective data and analysis to help inform policy decisions. PD&R is committed to involving a greater diversity of perspectives, methods, and researchers in HUD research. more »
PD&R's mission is to inform policy development and implementation to improve life in American communities through conducting, supporting, and sharing research, surveys, demonstrations, program evaluations, and best practices. more »
Welcome to our Events page. This page contains information on PD&R lecture series, events and conferences organized by PD&R, and conferences attended by PD&R. more »
The HUD Secretary’s Awards are presented annually to honor projects that exemplify excellence in four categories... more »
PD&R was established in 1973 as an office headed by an Assistant Secretary. The statutory authority for PD&R' s research activities is found in Title V of the 1970 Housing Act... more »
This page contains detailed information on the leadership of each division of The Office of Policy Development and Research and charts each division’s location within PD&R. more »