US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research conducted the Family Options Study, which is a multi-site, random assignment experiment designed to study the impact of various housing and services interventions for homeless families.
The Policy team of the Housing Partnership Network (HPN) works with Congress and federal agencies to improve the effectiveness of housing and community development programs and ultimately the outcomes for our communities. HPN works across the spectrum of affordable housing needs from preventing homelessness to producing rental housing and providing for homeownership opportunities. They respond to community needs in urban, suburban and rural areas, as well as being committed to creating thriving neighborhoods and working for racial justice.
Housing Markets and Finance topic area conducts in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
A report by Enterprise Community Partners, Public Benefit from Publicly Owned Parcels: Effective Practices in Affordable Housing Development describes the best practices for public entities seeking to use publicly owned land for affordable housing development. The authors focus on ways to improve the efficiency of the solicitation process—the process in which public entities seek proposals from the private sector to develop publicly-owned land. According to the report, efficiency is the key to achieving the goals of both the public agency and developer. The report provides best practices for public agencies, taking into consideration a variety of agency goals, agency capacities, and property types.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition research and reports produce specialized analyses of current issues, like foreclosure, disaster housing, and the affordability gap.
The Housing Research Repository includes summaries of notable research studies and reports on topics related to affordable housing. The Repository is designed to help housing advocates and researchers stay current on the latest national research findings, as well as on research pursued at the state and local level across the country.
National Low Income Housing Coalition supports programs at the intersection of housing and services that support the ability of the lowest income people, including those with service or accessibility needs, to have affordable housing, live where they choose, increase their earned income, and participate in decisions about their housing
National Housing Conference, Housing Affordability research division convenes and collaborates with their diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance policy, research and communications initiatives to effect positive change at the federal, state and local levels.
MacArthur Foundation supports more balanced, forward-looking housing policies that acknowledge the importance of affordable rental housing and the role that various attributes of housing may play in promoting strong, resilient families and vibrant communities.
Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University advances understanding of housing issues and informs policy through its research, education, and public outreach programs.