Image of a bar chart displaying the number of public housing units available in the United States and the percentage of units that were occupied between 2009 and 2013.

As federal, state, and local governments rely increasingly on data to fuel evidence-driven policymaking and make better-informed decisions about how they allocate resources, the importance of collecting, disseminating, and utilizing data is growing.


I recently returned from the inaugural Peer to Peer Convening held by the National Resource Network in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Local officials and outside partners from over a dozen cities took time during a busy season to come together...


My meeting with the officials in Japan was with an agency that would be considered the equivalent to HUD, with one exception: the Japanese ministry manages land, infrastructure, and transportation together. Learn more

Researchers at Ohio State University recently completed an analysis of default risk in the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. This analysis, an example of evidence-based policymaking at HUD, was funded through grants from the MacArthur Foundation and HUD.

Nonprofit affordable housing developers often need to assemble a complex financial structure with many sources to amass sufficient funding for their projects.

The USHMC website contains all the national, regional, state, metropolitan, and local data and analysis in one location. You may search by geography to obtain all the reports available for a particular area.

Improving education outcomes for low-income children is a topic of pressing concern for researchers, policymakers, and educators, especially in light of evidence that over time, the widening gap in test scores between children from rich and poor families and the growing divide between these groups in completed schooling hinder the socioeconomic mobility of low-income children.


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