Department of Housing and Urban Development: Further Reading

  • Tad DeHaven

General Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. The CFDA website has an official listing and description of all federal subsidy programs, including HUD programs.

Congressional Research Service. The CRS issues briefing papers on issues related to the department. CRS studies are available here.

Department of Housing and Urban Development. The department’s website provides information on its agencies and programs.

Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Office of Inspector General investigates waste, fraud, and abuse in department programs.

Government Accountability Office. The GAO produces reports on the operations of the department’s programs. You can search for GAO studies here.

HUD History

John B. Willmann, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (New York: Praeger, 1967).

HUD Scandals

Irving Westfield, HUD Scandals: Howling Headlines and Silent Fiascoes (New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 1992).

Housing Policy

Edward L. Glaeser and Joseph Gyourko, Rethinking Federal Housing Policy (Washington: American Enterprise Institute, 2008).

Howard Husock, America’s Trillion-Dollar Housing Mistake: The Failure of American Housing Policy (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2003).

Howard Husock, “The Inherent Flaws of HUD,” Cato Institute Policy Analysis no. 292, December 22, 1997.

Howard Husock, “We Don’t Need Subsidized Housing,” City Journal, Manhattan Institute, Winter 1997.

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