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.
This section of our site provides a selective view of some of our current and ongoing projects. While not intended to serve as a comprehensive listing of current PD&R research activities, we trust that you'll find the brief descriptions that follow to be informative and worthwhile. Please check back from time to time for updates and new research activities, as our efforts are constantly evolving to meet the needs of a varied and highly engaged audience... and that includes you!