The conference report of the 1999 HUD Appropriations bill provided funds to
conduct a study to determine the cost to operate well-run public housing and directed
HUD to contract with Harvard University?s Graduate School of Design for completion
of that study.
Harvard?s ?Cost Study? was completed in 2003 and was the
basis of the negotiated rulemaking that led to the final rule on the Operating
Fund Program, 24 CFR 990.
Cost Study's webpage
The final report and its appendices
Supplemental comments from the study?s
senior research team