Worst case housing needs is a long-standing measure of the extent of unmet needs for affordable rental housing of adequate quality, including public rental assistance. Since 1991, HUD has produced a regular report analyzing the current state and long-term trends of the worst case housing needs in the United States.
The Moving to Opportunity for Fair Housing Demonstration was a unique housing mobility demonstration that tested whether offering housing vouchers to families living in public housing projects in high-poverty neighborhoods of large cities could improve their lives and the lives of their children by allowing them to move to lower-poverty neighborhoods.
The Family Options Study is a multi-site random assignment experiment designed to study the impact of various housing and services interventions for homeless families.
The Sustainable Construction in Indian Country initiative, a congressionally mandated effort of HUD PD&R in partnership with HUD’s Office of Native American Programs, promoted and supported sustainable construction practices in Native communities, helping tribes provide their members with healthier, more comfortable, and more resource-efficient homes.
The purpose of the Rent Reform Demonstration is to test an alternative to the current rent-setting system for families using housing choice vouchers (HCV). The goals of the alternative rent-setting model being tested are to incentivize employment and reduce the complexity and burden (and, thus, the cost) of administering the rent policy, while not causing unnecessary hardship for HCV households.