- Rental Assistance and Crime
- Volume 15, Number 3
- Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
- Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga
Comparing Households in HUD Rental Assistance Programs With PUMS Data
Brent D. Mast
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
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In February 2012, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a new Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) database, which contains household-level data for 5 percent of households in five of HUD’s largest rental assistance programs. PUMS includes household characteristics as well as geographic information, enabling researchers to perform analyses not possible using other datasets.
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