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The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has its origins in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Public Housing Administration, established in the 1930s. The Housing and Home Finance Agency, HUD's precedessor, was created in 1947. In 1965, HUD was established as a cabinet-level agency. HUD provides funding for public housing, public facilities, and community development programs, and it provides loan guarantees. FHA administers mortgage guarantee programs to enable families to become homeowners. HUD also funds the point-in-time counts of homeless persons that are conducted by community groups in each state.
"The HUD USER Bibliographic Database contains more than 10,000 full-abstract citations to research reports, articles, books, monographs, and data sources in housing policy, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and a host of other relevant fields. "
"Viewers will learn about major tools that provide data about all types of housing: ”U.S. Housing Market Conditions,” “CINCH Reports: Components of Inventory Change,” and “Building Permits Database.” Viewers will also learn about data tools regarding low income housing in your area: “Picture of Subsidized Households,” “Small Area Fair Market Rents,” and “Special Tabulations of Households by Income, Tenure, Age of Householder, and Housing Conditions.”"