Cover: Experimenting with Housing Allowances

Experimenting with Housing Allowances

Executive Summary

Published 1982

by Ira S. Lowry


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Summarizes and interprets the findings of the Housing Assistance Supply Experiment (HASE), conducted in two metropolitan housing markets between 1974 and 1980 as part of a broader effort to test the concept of housing allowances as a method for delivering housing assistance to low-income households. Sponsored by HUD, the experiment was designed to determine how a full-scale, permanent program would affect the housing markets and communities in which it operated. Reported findings cover the following topics: eligibility and participation; effects on participants; market and neighborhood effects; community attitudes; and program administration. A final section summarizes lessons from the experiment that are relevant to federal housing policy. Also included is a selected bibliography of HASE publications.

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