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Evidence Matters is PD&R's quarterly publication that demonstrates HUD's commitment to evidence-based policymaking. Each quarterly issue focuses on a key theme and highlights policy-relevant research that connects policymakers at all levels, as well as researchers, advocates, and industry members, with clear, accessible, and timely information. For more on the history and development of the publication, read "Five Years of Evidence Matters” on PD&R Edge.

Current Issue: Institutional Investors In Housing (Winter 2023)

This issue of Evidence Matters explores the role and influence of institutional investors in the housing market. Institutional investors are increasing their footprint throughout the country, particularly in the Sun Belt states, so analyzing the impacts of these investors, including their impacts on low- and moderate-income communities and communities of color, is important. With the finding that large corporate investors tend to concentrate their single-family rentals in low-income neighborhoods that are historically nonwhite, it is vital that we undertake a critical analysis of this trend as we work to reduce the racial wealth gap, increase homeownership opportunities, and support the growth of intergenerational wealth. Read More >>

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