Each year, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) awards funding through Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs). This page provides information on current, potential, and past PD&R NOFOs, as well as relevant The Edge articles.
FY 2021 PD&R NOFOs
- FY 2021 HBCU Research Center of Excellence
- FY 2020 and FY 2021 Distressed Cities and Persistent Poverty Technical Assistance
- FY 2021 HBCU Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies
- FY 2021 Eviction Protection Grant Program
For more information on HUD Funding Opportunities, please visit the Funding Opportunities page on HUD.gov.
Unsolicited Research Proposals: HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) expects to publish a Notice in the next few months. This upcoming Notice will announce that PD&R has the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities, and it will provide a general description of the information that should be included in any research proposal. In accordance with statutory requirements, the research proposals must be submitted by eligible applicants and provide cost sharing for at least 50 percent of total project cost from philanthropic entities or Federal, state, or local government agencies. The Department is interested in increasing participation of Minority Serving Institutions of higher education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities in all program areas. Therefore, HUD encourages eligible entities that are not themselves MSIs or HBCUs to develop partnerships with MSIs and HBCUs. HUD anticipates that this upcoming Notice will be similar to the Notice HUD published previously.
The following is a list of several PD&R-based NOFOs. A list of all HUD-issued NOFOs is available here.
HUD’s New Research NOFAs* for 2020
This Edge article gives an overview of three PD&R NOFOs from 2020.
*In the past, NOFOs were referred to as Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs.)
HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020
This Edge article discusses research awards made in 2020.
Forecasting PD&R’s Research for the Next Year
This Edge article provides an overview of research NOFAs using FY 2018 and 2019 funding.
HUD’s Research NOFA
This Edge article looks at PD&R NOFOs in 2014.
HUD’s New Research in 2014
This Edge article looks at potential research funded through FY 2014 appropriations.
HBCU Cooperative Research in Housing Technologies (Tennessee State University)
Tennessee State University was recently awarded a cooperative agreement designated for Historically Black Colleges and Universities for research in homebuilding innovations or research related to how housing technology/built environment interacts with social determinants of health and well-being. HUD invited applications from a wide range of academic disciplines, such as engineering, architecture, urban planning, sociology, public policy, law, business, etc. HUD will provide additional information as the project progresses.
Historically Black College and University Center of Excellence (Texas Southern University)
The Texas Southern University (TSU) proposes to establish a Center of Excellence—here forward known as the Center for Housing and Community Development Research (CHCDR)—that will advance transdisciplinary academic and empirical research and debate on affordable housing and community development policy for racial equity benefiting low-income communities of color in the six major Texas cities (Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio). Focusing on low-income households and underserved communities of color, CHCDR faculty will carry out research projects that emphasize the relationship between housing policies and programs under the following three thematic and interconnected areas: 1) housing stability or security, 2) individual or community wealth building; and 3) planning and infrastructure.
Historically Black College and University Center of Excellence (Howard University)
By establishing the HBCU Research Center of Excellence (COE), Howard University sets a goal of achieving an equitable and inclusionary society where currently-underserved populations come to be properly served and inequities in housing, health, education, economic well-being, and community development are overcome through policy implementation. The underlying problems that block this goal include the mutually-reinforcing historic and current processes that led and continue to lead to disparate outcomes for underserved populations. Four interacting factors emerge: Housing, Health, Built Environment, and Voice.