The housing allowance program for the supply experiment : first draft

by Robert Dubinsky

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Describes the principal features (as of August 1973) of the housing allowance program being developed as part of the HUD-sponsored Housing Assistance Supply Experiment (HASE), which was undertaken to help determine whether a national direct-cash housing allowance program for low-income renters and homeowners would be preferable to existing housing subsidy programs. General topics discussed include program standards and funding; program description; development plan; and the HUD actions required to develop and implement the allowance program. Appendixes include a glossary of terms; descriptions of key program factors; comparisons with other experimental housing allowance programs; program staff administrative details; and welfare shelter payments for Brown County, Wisconsin, Site I in HASE.

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