Econometrica helps HUD-funded public housing agencies go smoke-free

Econometrica helps HUD-funded public housing agencies go smoke-free

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has worked to promote voluntary smoke-free policies in subsidized housing for many years. In December 2016, HUD published a rule that requires that all public housing agencies (PHAs) implement a smoke-free policy in their public housing units, common areas, offices, and outdoor areas by July 30, 2018. In anticipation of the rule, HUD asked Econometrica to prepare support materials for the new policy, including a guidebook, factsheets, presentations, webinars, and a digital resource library. HUD accepted all deliverables as final between April 2017 and June 2017. The guidebook, factsheets, and one webinar are currently available on the HUD website. Econometrica developed an evaluation methodology and survey instrument that HUD accepted in January 2018. Dr. Jennifer Stoloff, Jill Simmerman, Doray Sitko, Briana Alterman, and Kelly Reed-Tarry contributed to this project.

Public Housing Smoke-Free Fact Sheets

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National Book Month: Data & Analytics Group’s Favorites

In recognition of National Book Month and the many reading-related events celebrated in October, Econometrica’s Data & Analytics Group members have compiled a short list of some of their favorite reads related to regulatory analysis and economics.

Econometrica assists HUD with the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grantee Convening

Econometrica assists HUD with the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grantee Convening

Through Econometrica’s cooperative agreement work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), we provided conference planning and support services to the Choice Neighborhoods program in the Office of Public and Indian Housing. Representatives from the 10 planning grantees awarded in Fiscal Year 2015–2016 gathered at HUD Headquarters in Washington, DC, on March 8–9, 2017. With approximately 50 representatives in attendance, Econometrica helped secure a professional facilitator to guide the event, in addition to procuring presenters and providing onsite logistical support. The topics included creative placemaking, early childhood education, and neighborhood revitalization as well as discussions centered around the people, housing, and neighborhood areas of focus. Access conference materials here: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn/cntechnicalassistance/convenings/fy16pgc

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Econometrica Supports HUD’s 2017 Point in Time Count

Econometrica Supports HUD’s 2017 Point in Time Count

Econometrica is proud to have employees volunteering their time to support the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 2017 Point in Time (PIT) count. This annual count is a count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons on a single night in January. HUD requires that Continuums of Care (CoC) conduct an annual count of homeless persons who are sheltered in emergency shelter, transitional housing, and Safe Havens on a single night. CoCs also must conduct a count of unsheltered homeless persons every other year (odd numbered years). Each count is planned, coordinated, and conducted locally. Econometrica employees will support local CoCs in the greater Washington, DC, and Austin, TX, areas as they conduct their respective PIT count. To learn more about the PIT count, please visit https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hdx/guides/pit-hic/#general-pit-guides-and-tools. If you are interested in volunteering in your local area, follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit https://www.hudexchange.info/grantees/?granteesaction=main.searchresults&stateid=0.

Step 2: Select location to find your local CoC.

Step 3: Click on your nearest CoC to find the Collaborative Applicant’s contact information.

Step 4: Contact the Collaborative Applicant to inquire about volunteering in this year’s PIT count.

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HAC Rural Housing Conference

HAC Rural Housing Conference

On Friday, December 2, Doray Sitko from Econometrica’s Housing and Community Development group is at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC, at the Housing Assistance Council’s 2016 Rural Housing Conference. She is supporting Dr. Jackie Williams, Director of HUD’s Office of Rural Housing and Economic Development (ORHED), as ORHED affirms its commitment to rural and tribal communities. ORHED and its partners will be presenting in the HUD, USDA RD & Veteran Affairs: The Nuts and Bolts plenary and breakout session. This support is part of a cooperative agreement work plan in which Econometrica provides guidance, research, and other professional services as HUD and its partners strive to provide timely, relevant technical assistance to tribal and rural communities, including colonias, seasonal farm workers, federally recognized tribes, the Lower Mississippi Delta region, and Appalachia’s distressed counties.

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