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 viable and 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.
As called for in the "American Homeownership and Economic Opportunity Act of 2000", the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse is established to collect, process, assemble and disseminate information on the barriers faced in the creation and maintenance of affordable housing. The Clearinghouse is hosted by HUD USER, the primary source for Federal Government reports and information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics.
Please submit your experiences to the Regulatory Barriers Clearinghouse.