The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Policy Development and Research released the following information:

Research is essential to helping the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development achieve its mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all. In November, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research published the Research Roadmap: 2020 Update, HUD’s research agenda and plans to support evidence-based policymaking for the Department. The Research Roadmap was developed with input and support from practitioners, advocates, researchers, and policymakers at the federal, state, and local levels.

To download the Roadmap: 2020 Update, view past versions of the Roadmap, or connect to other valuable PD&R resources, please visit the Research Roadmap Page on

We want to hear what you think! The bipartisan Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act (“Evidence Act”) of 2018 requires federal agencies to launch major new planning efforts: a Learning Agenda aligned with the next Strategic Plan and Annual Evaluation Plans. The Research Roadmap is a living document and will form the foundation for these efforts to help systematically plan research and evidence-building activities. Your feedback on the research questions, themes, and projects proposed in the Research Roadmap: 2020 Update will inform HUD’s development of the Learning Agenda and Annual Evaluation Plans for Fiscal Year 2022 and beyond.

You can reach the HUD Research Roadmap team or leave comments at Make your voice heard!

The PD&R Research Roadmap team