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PD&R Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs)


PD&R Notices of Funding Opportunities

Each year, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) awards funding through Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs). This page provides information on current and past PD&R NOFOs and notices, relevant PD&R Edge articles, and ongoing projects.

Current NOFOs:

FY23 HUDRD - Closing the Homeownership Gap and Preserving Homeownership During Economic Decline

This NOFO will fund rigorous evaluations of (a) the factors that contribute to the gaps in homeownership rates among different demographic groups, and the effect of public policies and other initiatives (including private or philanthropic efforts) on addressing these gaps; and (b) how homeownership can be preserved during economic decline including the effects of related public policies and other initiatives (including private or philanthropic efforts on achieving preservation goals). Proposals may address either or both these topics. The research funded under this NOFO will advance scientific knowledge and produce policy-relevant evidence on homeownership gaps and may inform the development of future approaches to help communities of color and other underserved communities achieve more equitable homeownership rates.

FY 22 HUDRD Grants for University-Nonprofit Partnerships Supporting Community-Engaged Research Designed to Address Homelessness

HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has posted a new funding opportunity for institutions of higher education or nonprofit entities that train and support institutions of higher education to conduct research applying community-engaged research methods to address homelessness. Research funded under this NOFO will contribute to general knowledge on the topic of homelessness, as well as the programs and interventions designed to address homelessness in communities, while elevating the perspectives and insights of people with lived experience. $1,000,000 is available through this funding opportunity, and the application deadline is July 13, 2023.

FY 2022 Authority to Accept Unsolicited Proposals for Research Partnerships

The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities. In accordance with statutory requirements, the research proposals must be submitted by eligible applicants and provide cost sharing at least 50 percent of total project cost from philanthropic entities or Federal, state, or local government agencies. HUD is interested in research that will help the Department support underserved communities and advance equity.

For more information on HUD Funding Opportunities, please visit the Funding Opportunities page on

PD&R Edge Articles Related to NOFOs:

HUD’s New Research NOFAs* for 2020
This Edge article gives an overview of three PD&R NOFOs from 2020.

* In the past, NOFOs were referred to as Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs.)

HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020
This Edge article discusses research awards made in 2020.

Forecasting PD&R’s Research for the Next Year
This Edge article provides an overview of research NOFAs using FY 2018 and 2019 funding.

HUD’s Research NOFA
This Edge article looks at PD&R NOFOs in 2014.

HUD’s New Research in 2014
This Edge article looks at potential research funded through FY 2014 appropriations.

Current Projects:

Completed Projects: