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National Research Council: Year 2000 Progress Assessment of the PATH Program

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March 2001, 69 pages

In response to a request from HUD, the NRC assembled a panel of experts, the Committee for Oversight and Assessment of the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing, under the auspices of the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. Over an initial term of three years, the committee was asked to review and comment on the following aspects of the PATH program: overall goals; proposed approach to meeting the goals and the likelihood of achieving them; and measurements of progress toward achieving the goals. The committee determined that the task of assessing the overall goals of PATH also required that the fundamental need and precedents for such a federal program be assessed.

This report includes the committee's initial findings and recommendations on PATH's goals and proposed approach for achieving those goals. During the review, information was presented to the committee by officials of HUD, staff members of the PATH program office, and representatives of other participating organizations. The committee evaluated the precedents and need for PATH as a federal program, the validity and appropriateness of the program goals, the soundness of the management approach described in strategic and operating plans, and, based on the information provided and personal knowledge and experience, made an initial evaluation of several PATH initiatives. This report is a subjective evaluation of the PATH goals and the overall direction of the program.

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