HUDRD-Exploring the Feasibility of Linking Eviction Records to Administrative Databases for HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher Program
Through this NOFO, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is announcing the availability of $500,000 for one or more cooperative agreements for the "Exploring the Feasibility of Linking Eviction Records to Administrative Databases for HUD's Housing Choice Voucher Program" research project. This solicitation seeks to explore the incidence of court-ordered evictions among households in HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program for a U.S. geographic area(s) of choice for which eviction court records are readily available. The aims of this NOFO include, but are not limited to: Assessing the ability to link data on court-ordered evictions to HUD administrative data on tenants in the HCV program collected in the form HUD-50058. Quantifying the incidence of evictions among households receiving and/or previously receiving assistance from the HCV program. Applicants should consider the timing of HCV program participation in accordance with a court-ordered eviction. Identifying characteristics associated with evictions among HCV households including, but not limited to, household, property, landlord, PHA, rental market characteristics, race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), familial status, and disability. Recommending a methodology that HUD could use to track evictions among HCV households on an ongoing basis through data linkages. Prior to submission, applicants should review HUD’s “Report to Congress on the Feasibility of Creating a National Evictions Database” for additional background on evictions in the U.S., a better understanding of HUD’s eviction-related priorities and a discussion of limitations when working with eviction court data. Ideally, the research garnered from this award will be reproducible and generalizable to other study locations.