One of a series archiving housing allowance office (HAO) materials used in the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment, this codebook documents the HAO housing characteristics file for Site I (Brown County, Wisconsin) during the first five years of the experimental housing allowance program (June 1974 to June 1979). The file contains data on 31,792 housing evaluations performed for the 9,133 households that enrolled during that period. The codebook describes each variable in the file, reproduces the relevant part of the administrative forms, specifies all permissible entries, and annotates each variable with a complete definition. "Marginals" (actual frequency responses) are tabulated.
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