FY 2022 HUDRD - Exploring the Feasibility of Linking Eviction Records to Administrative Databases for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program
Eviction has long been a systemic issue in the U.S. that carries severely negative consequences for the physical and mental health, employment, and housing stability of individuals and families who experience it. Currently, there is no data source that captures all eviction records nationwide. Prior research examining evictions from HUD-assisted housing have focused on assessing evictions from Public Housing and project-based housing by linking court-ordered eviction data to data on the addresses of subsidized properties. Few, if any, studies have explored examining evictions among households in the HCV program by linking court-ordered eviction data with Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) data.
HUD announces the availability of $500,000 for one or more cooperative agreements for the "Exploring the Feasibility of Linking Eviction Records to Administrative Databases for HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program" research project. This solicitation seeks to explore the incidence of court-ordered evictions among households in HUD’s HCV program for a U.S. geographic area(s) of choice for which eviction court records are readily available. The aims of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) include, but are not limited to:
- Assessing the ability to link data on court-ordered evictions to HUD administrative data on tenants in the HCV program collected in the form HUD-50058.
- Quantifying the incidence of evictions among households receiving and/or previously receiving assistance from the HCV program. Applicants should consider the timing of HCV program participation in accordance with a court-ordered eviction.
- Identifying characteristics associated with evictions among HCV households including, but not limited to, household, property, landlord, public housing authority (PHA), rental market characteristics, race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), familial status, and disability.
- Recommending a methodology that HUD could use to track evictions among HCV households on an ongoing basis through data linkages.
Applications are due on Thursday, July 14th. Prior to submission, HUD asks applicants to review the “Report to Congress on the Feasibility of Creating a National Evictions Database” for additional background on evictions in the U.S., a better understanding of HUD’s eviction-related priorities and a discussion of limitations when working with eviction court data. Ideally, the research garnered from this award will be reproducible and generalizable to other study locations.
Program Office: Policy Development and Research
Funding Opportunity Title: HUDRD-Exploring the Feasibility of Linking Eviction Records to Administrative Databases for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program
Funding Opportunity Number: FR-6600-N-29E
Assistance Listing Number: 14.536
Due Date for Applications: 07/14/2022
This program offers HBCU preference points. Please see Notice for details.
Agency Contact: HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of this NOFO. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to Name: Leatha M. Blanks; Phone: (202) 402-6966; Email: Leatha.M.Blanks@hud.gov.
Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access this number via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Please note that HUD staff cannot assist applicants in preparing their applications.