PD&R Research Release Pipeline
PD&R has a rich pipeline of research and other resources underway and planned for release over the next several months. Below is a current list of planned releases (research, periodicals, events, etc.) scheduled through March 2017. Please note that all dates are tentative unless otherwise specified.
A Best Practices Manual for Using Compressed Earth Block in Sustainable House Construction in Indian Country
This manual provides examples of community-driven process reform that incorporates traditional tribal values while responsibly addressing both the immediate and future housing needs of tribal residents and their neighbors. The use of compressed earth blocks (CEBs) as a local, largely ubiquitous, tribally manufactured resource is promoted as a mechanism for achieving quality, healthy, affordable housing, while also advancing the parallel goals of self-sufficiency, sustainability, and energy independence.
This edition of Cityscape will feature a dual symposium on Home Equity Conversion Mortgages and also Transforming Communities.
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This report summarizes an exploratory study of the effectiveness and value of PIH’s program on Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) that was conducted by PD&R staff. The researchers compiled and analyzed data from a questionnaire to public housing authority (PHA) staff, conducted in-person interviews with PHA staff, conducted inspections of EPC-installed improvements, complied a collection of executed EPC documents, and had discussions with multiple participants in the field of energy performance contracting.
This report examines how rural housing and economic development organizations have used the Rural Innovation Fund (RIF) to benefit their communities. Three main questions guided the study: What types of projects did the RIF fund; how successful were grantees at leveraging additional funding; and what were the impacts of the larger RIF grants?
HUD and the National Center for Health Statistics agreed in 2011 to link administrative records for individuals receiving housing assistance from HUD with records from the National Health Interview Survey. This report uses the linked data for 2006 through 2012 to present a broad statistical summary of demographic characteristics, health diagnoses and conditions, and health care access and utilization for HUD-assisted adults. Similar estimates are provided for two other relevant subgroups to support contextual understanding: unassisted adult renters with incomes below the federal poverty line and all adults in the U.S. population.
Housing Needs of Native Hawaiian: A Report from the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs
A Congressionally mandated study of the housing needs of Native Hawaiian housing needs.
This study investigates causes of client exit from the HUD-VASH program, the destinations of exiting clients, and the service use of exiters compared to stayers. This study was conducted for HUD by the VA National Center on Homelessness Among Veterans. The report will be co-published with the VA.
In this study, a literature review was contracted to examine the various credit-enhancing roles of down payment and the respective qualitative and quantitative importance of mortgage down payments of varying sizes. Through the review of the literature, the study identified multiple functions of the mortgage down payment and potential down payment substitutes.
Modeling Temporary, Interim, and Permanent Housing Demand & Capacity for Medically Fragile & Vulnerable Populations (Research Partnerships)
The purpose of this research is the development of a set of informed simulation models that allow for the meaningful forecast of the demand and transition times for temporary, interim, and permanent housing of displaced households stemming from severe weather events. These modeling and simulation efforts identify for HUD the dynamics of displaced populations with social, medical, and financial vulnerabilities in the housing recovery process.
A Paired-Testing Pilot Study of Housing Discrimination against Same-Sex Couples and Transgender Individuals
This study explores in-person testing protocols and provides estimates of discrimination against same-sex couples based on in-person testing, tests the efficacy of in-person testing versus remote testing for same-sex couples, and is the first study of in-person testing for discrimination against transgender persons.
HUD has conducted a pilot study of housing discrimination experienced by people with a “mental disability” (MD). This research focused on rental housing discrimination issues faced by two different subgroups within the MD population: people with psychiatric disabilities or mental illness and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The research explored the use of paired testing methods to detect discrimination in a sample of the housing markets. Email, telephone and in-person testing methods were examined in this study.
Rental Payment Data: Improving Renters’ Financial Security Through Credit Reporting Payment Data. (Research Partnerships)
This proposed study examines the relationship between credit worthiness and the inclusion of rental payment data in consumer credit reports maintained by nationwide consumer reporting agencies. PERC seeks to add to the existing body of theoretical and empirical economic literature on this topic by examining the credit market impacts resulting from the inclusion of subsidized rental payment data from public housing tenants.
Research Report for the Importance of Mortgage Down Payment as a Deterrent to Delinquency and Default as Observed in Black Knight (McDash) Servicing History
This study utilized loan-level mortgage origination and performance data. The study’s objectives were to 1) construct a database that expedites future empirical examination, and 2) empirically examine the relationship between mortgage down payment and mortgage delinquency and default.
This volume includes descriptions of the data sources and analytic methods used to produce the volume Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Tribal Areas: A Report from the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs published by HUD on January 19, 2017.
The Quality of America’s Assisted Housing Stock: Analysis of the 2011 and 2013 American Housing Surveys
This paper reviews the relevant literature, develops alternative housing quality indices, tests their validity, and applies them to both the assisted and comparable unassisted housing stock.
Using Parcel and Household Data to Evaluate the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Housing Choice Voucher Programs: Transportation, Crime, Education and Tenant Choice (Research Partnerships)
The research project is conducting a series of studies evaluating neighborhood conditions for participants in the LIHTC and HCV programs in the metropolitan Florida area.
Projects Under Development
The following projects are in the development pipeline and this list is provided for background. PD&R will provide more project details and release timing when appropriate. For questions about upcoming PD&R research projects please contact Michael Amerson at Michael.A.Amerson@hud.gov.
- Affordable Housing Needs Report - Worst Case Needs for Housing Assistance
- Aging in Place, An Evaluation of the Capability of the CAPABLE Approach
- Aging in Place: Managing the Use of Reverse Mortgages to Enable Housing Stability
- Brokering the Geography of Opportunity: How Landlords Affect Access to Housing and Neighborhood Quality Among HUD Assisted Renters
- The Economic Boom in Eagle Shale: Impactson Accessible and Affordable Housing for Vulnerable Populations
- The effect of homelessness on children’s school outcomes: Differences between sheltered, doubled-up, and poor but housed pupils
- Evaluation of the Innovative FSS Programs Administered by Compass Working Capital in Partnerships with Mass. PHAs
- Evaluation of the Section 811 Project Rental Asst Demo (impact study)
- Examining the Impact of Rental Assistance Demonstration (small grant)
- FAFSA experiment using behavioral insight to increase submissions of FAFSA among public and assisted housing residents age 17-24. This is an explanation of the mail message nudges and will include robocall and email reinforcement from the housing authority. (Phase 2 – 2/2018)
- FAFSA experiment within the ROSS for Education grant to test the added benefit of having an Education Navigator to assist families to complete FAFSA, enrollment forms, and scholarship applications. Additionally, the navigator will provide college/career school preparedness seminars: financial management, time management, study skills, networking, etc. (Phase 3 – 2/2020 with an interim report in 2/2019)
- Family Homelessness and Multiple Service Systems: A Report for Alameda County
- Family Options Study-Long Term Tracking
- Family Self Sufficiency Program Demonstration
- "High-Cost Cities Gentrification and Voucher Use: Exploring Access to Quality Homes and Neighborhoods"
- Housing Discrimination on Basis of Source of Income
- Housing Outcomes, Tenant Satisfaction and Community Integration in Single-site and Scattered Site Housing First Models. A Randomized Trial
- Housing Tenure, Disaster Damage, and Housing Turnover: An Analysis of the New Orleans American Housing Survey, 2004-2009
- Impact of Housing on Young Children
- Implementation of the Section 202 Seniors and Supportive Services Demo
- Improving the Speed of Housing Recovery Program Launch After a Severe Disaster
- Innovative Building Technology Guidebook
- Jobs Plus Program Evaluation
- Length of Stay (MDRT Task Order)
- Model Sustainable Development Code (prepared for the Sault Tribe Housing Authority)
- Modeling Temporary, Interim and Permanent Housing Demand and Capacity for Medically Fragile and Vulnerable Populations
- Moving to Opportunity: Platform to Improve Health
- Moving to Work
- Racial/Ethnic Differences in Housing Search
- Rent Burden (MDRT Task Order)
- Rent Reform Demonstration
- Rent Reform Demonstration, Final Baseline Report
- Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation
- Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency
- Residential Structural Design Guide: A State-of-the-Art Engineering Resource for Light-Frame Homes, Apartments and Townhouses
- Section 811 Final Report, Process Evaluation
- Small Area Fair Market Rent
- Support and Services at Home
- Understanding Neighborhood Transformation: Early Impacts of the Seattle Choice Neighborhood Initiative on Area Residents
- Understanding Rapid Rehousing
- Understanding the Market for Reverse Mortgages
- Voices of Youth Count
Upcoming Comprehensive Housing Market Analysis
HUD's Economic and Market Analysis Division prepares Comprehensive Housing Market Analyses that assist and guide HUD in its operations. The factual information, findings, and conclusions contained in the reports could also be useful to builders, mortgagees, and others concerned with local housing conditions and trends.
- February – Flagstaff, Arizona/Missoula, Montana/Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina/Grand Rapids, Michigan/Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/Denver, Colorado/Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- March- Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas/Tallahassee, Florida
- April- Jacksonville, Florida/Rochester, New York/ Houston, The Woodlands-Sugar Land Texas and Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan