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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Policy Development and Research

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Understanding whom the LIHTC serves: Data on tenants in LIHTC units as of December 31, 2015

Individual Author: 
Office of Policy Development and Research
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

This report summarizes data received from the state housing finance agencies (HFAs) that administer the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. The HFAs are required by the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA) of 2008 to submit certain demographic and economic information on tenants in LIHTC units to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HERA specifically requires HFAs to submit to HUD information concerning race, ethnicity, family composition, age, income, use of rental assistance, disability status, and monthly rental payments of households residing in LIHTC properties.

A health picture of HUD-assisted children, 2006–2012: HUD administrative data linked with the National Health Interview Survey

Individual Author: 
Helms, Veronica E.
Steffen, Barry L.
Rudd, Elizabeth C.
Sperling, Jon

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (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 nationally representative estimates of demographic characteristics, health diagnoses and conditions, and health care access and utilization for HUD-assisted children ages 0–17.

HUD Section 811 PRA program case studies

Individual Author: 
Northrop, Rebecca
Jones, Christopher
Laluces, Dalton
Green, La Tonya
Crumel, Kenya
Vandawalker, Melissa
Henry, Meghan
Solari, Claudia D.
Locke, Gretchen
Khadduri, Jill

The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 introduced significant reforms to the Section 811 supportive housing for non-elderly adults with disabilities, including the new Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program and a mandated evaluation of its implementation and effectiveness. The Phase I is an implementation evaluation focused on the initial 18 months (Jan 2015-June 2016) of program implementation by the first 12 grantees funded through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 grant competition.

HUD Section 811 PRA Project Rental Assistance Program process evaluation

Individual Author: 
Pinkett, Randal
Jones, Christopher
Crumel, Kenya
Dong, Jie
Vandawalker, Melissa
Locke, Gretchen
Khadduri, Jill

The Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010 introduced significant reforms to the Section 811 supportive housing for non-elderly adults with disabilities, including the new Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program and a mandated evaluation of its implementation and effectiveness. The Phase I is an implementation evaluation focused on the initial 18 months (Jan 2015-June 2016) of program implementation by the first 12 grantees funded through the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 grant competition.

Discrimination against families with children in rental housing markets: Findings of the pilot study

Individual Author: 
Aron, Laudan
Aranda, Claudia
Wissoker, Douglas
Howell, Brent
Santos, Robert
Scott, Molly
Turner, Margery Austin

This pilot study adapted a well-established paired-testing methodology to examine discrimination against families with children in the rental housing market, developed preliminary estimates of this form of discrimination, and explored what family or housing characteristics might affect it. Data were collected via telephone and in-person paired tests in three metropolitan sites: Dallas, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Los Angeles, California. The pilot study relied on a multifactor design using data from 612 matched pairs of rental applicants.

HUD-VASH exit study: Final report

Individual Author: 
Montgomery, Ann Elizabeth
Cusack, Meagan

The HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines HUD’s housing choice vouchers, administered by public housing authorities (PHAs), with VA case management to offer homeless Veterans permanent supportive housing. The HUD-VASH Exit study, commissioned by HUD and VA, investigated HUD-VASH at four sites: Houston, TX; Los Angeles and Palo Alto, CA; and Philadelphia, PA. The study examined program implementation, the movement of Veterans from homelessness to being housed, and the nature of Veterans’ exits from HUD-VASH.

Characteristics of HUD-assisted renters and their units in 2011

Individual Author: 
Eggers, Frederick J.

The 2011 American Housing Survey (AHS) included a supplemental survey of rental units receiving subsidies from programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In addition, the U.S. Census Bureau used addresses provided by HUD to identify other units in its regular AHS sample that are subsidized by HUD. Together, the 2011 AHS supplemental and regular sample contained 4,490 assisted units. This report uses information on those units to characterize the 4.5 million rental units assisted by HUD in 2011.

Family Options Study: 3-year impacts of housing and services interventions for homeless families

Individual Author: 
Gubits, Daniel
Shinn, Marybeth
Wood, Michelle
Bell, Stephen
Dastrup, Samuel
Solari, Claudia D.
Brown, Scott R.
McInnis, Debi
McCall, Tom
Kattel, Utsav

The Family Options Study: Three-year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families documents the outcomes of the 2,282 formerly homeless study families approximately 37 months after having been randomly assigned to one of four housing and/or services interventions.

Rent burden in the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Individual Author: 
Dawkins, Casey J.
Jeon, Jae Sik

This report examines trends in housing cost burden for Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) participants between the years of 2003 and 2015. Cross-sectional data in each of these years is analyzed and a cohort analysis is conducted of those participants who initially leased a unit in 2003 or 2008. The study finds that housing cost burdens for HCV participants have risen since 2003, and the year-to-year changes in housing cost burden roughly approximate trends in the recent housing market cycle and that housing cost burdens have been particularly high for those earning the lowest incomes.

Reducing work disincentives in the Housing Choice Voucher Program: Rent Reform Demonstration baseline report

Individual Author: 
Riccio, James
Deitch, Victoria
Verma, Nandita

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 now 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.