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Housing Allowance Demand Experiment: Final Report of the Housing Allowance Demand Experiment

Report Acceptance Date: 
June 1980 (316 pages)
Posted Date:   
February 1, 2012

This report summarizes the results of the Housing Allowance Demand Experiment-- one of three Experiments conducted by HUD to test the idea of housing allowances. Housing allowances comprise a variety of programs which provide direct cash payments to low-income households to allow them to obtain decent housing in the private market. This is in contrast to construction programs , which arrange for the construction or major rehabilitation of units for lowincome households, and earlier leased housing programs, in which agencies rather than households bore the major responsibility for finding and acquiring units.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.