HUD recently launched a new Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) database, providing for the first time household-level data on tenants participating in HUD’s largest programs. This new household-level data will give users a better understanding of who these programs serve and how well they are meeting the needs of these households. The database:
Is a 5% sample of all households receiving assistance from HUD’s largest programs. These are the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Project-Based Section 8, Section 202 and Section 811 programs;
Will not allow users to identify the households in the sample but will include data on family type, household income, race, gender, and other household characteristics; and
Offers geographic details about where tenants live, such as state, whether the location is in a metropolitan area, whether the location is in an urban area, and the poverty rate for the location’s census tract.
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