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Policy Development and Research Initiatives

Advises the Secretary on HUD policy issues.

Nature of Program: The purpose of the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is to support the mission of the Department and the policy agenda of the Secretary. PD&R performs policy analysis, research, surveys, studies, and evaluations, both short- and long-term, to assist the Secretary and other HUD principal staff to make informed decisions on HUD policies, programs, and budget and legislative proposals. This work is undertaken by in-house staff and through contracts with outside organizations. PD&R plays a key role in the development of HUD's Strategic Plan, and in helping the Department meet its responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act. Through an active program of publications and information clearinghouses, PD&R's work products are distributed widely to the housing research community and to the interested public. The Office of University Partnerships within PD&R administers grant programs to colleges and universities engaged in community building activities. PD&R's research and studies support the international exchange of information and data on housing and development topics. In addition to Headquarters staff, PD&R has field economists who provide intelligence on local economic and housing conditions and technical and analytical support to HUD clients and management in Headquarters and the field.

Applicant Eligibility: Not applicable.

Legal Authority: Title V of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970
(12 U.S.C. 1701z‑1).

Administering Office: Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research,
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC 20410-6000.

Information Source: Administering office.
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Current Status: Active.