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1 Assisted Housing Tenant Data U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research

2 Data from HUD’s Administrative Systems Data on participants of three HUD rental subsidy programs Public Housing Housing Choice Vouchers Section 8 and other project-based assistance

3 Data from HUD’s Administrative Systems Data collection is done through MTCS (PIC) & TRACS Types of data collected Administrative uses of the data Policy and budget uses of the data Research uses of the data

4 Description of data, and data quality issues Means of data collection; frequency Use of front-end edits Large number of vendors and providers of data Data completeness Data from HUD’s Administrative Systems

5 “Picture of Subsidized Households in 1998” Family summary data by program, PHA, project, tract Provides socio-economic and housing data One of our most widely used publications Provides project geocodes to allow for other summarization Data can be viewed or downloaded:

6 “Housing Choice Voucher Location Patterns: Implications for Participant and Neighborhood Welfare,” January 2003 Detailed data on participants and neighborhoods Summary data on 50 most populous metro areas (MSAs), and for center cities and suburbs of each area Provides both household- and tract-level analysis Also provides data for States and some PHAs Users can download most statistical tables as Excel files

7 Assisted Housing Research Cadre HUD’s Contractor provides access to data Researcher file provided to cadre members, who work as subcontractors Special tasks – eight are underway Supports policy-relevant research – good model for future Researcher Access to HUD Data

8 “Democratizing data” – 1997 Federal Register Notice Researcher access to microdata files No unique identifiers – name, SSN, dob or address Research on housing and community development issues May not identify or have interest in individuals Data available for Some capability for longitudinal analysis Not publicized widely, but available to researchers Files are part of a Privacy Act system of records Templates available for organization and researchers Researcher Access to HUD Data

9 Content of TRACS data; see especially the Monthly Activity Transmission (MAT) and TRACS information packet: Content of MTCS (PIC) data; see especially the form and instruction booklets, and the technical reference guide: Useful URLs

10 Robert Gray , x5732 Barbara Haley , x5708Contact


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