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National Subsidized Housing Evaluation. Beneficiaries Study

Report Acceptance Date: 
June 1973 (117 Pages)
Posted Date:   
February 7, 2012

The January moratorium on federally-subsidized housing programs offered a unique challenge and opportunity to determine whether these efforts to improve housing and living conditions or low and moderate income people have worked; whether they should be continued in their present form; or whether they should be changed, terminated, or replaced with new approaches.

Federal programs all-to-often are either blindly continued year after year or precipitously uprooted with little attention given to what has made them work or fail, or to succeed to greater or lesser degrees. Concerted or systematic attention is hardly ever devoted to what can be learned from these experiences. Evaluation is seldom undertaken to extract understandings which can make existing programs work better or lay foundations for new and improved program directions.

This report is part of the collection of scanned historical documents available to the public.