Publications for Real Estate Professionals
Fair Housing Act Design Manual Revised April 1998
This manual provides guidance in designing and constructing housing that complies with the Fair Housing Act.
Homeowner's Insurance as a Tool for the Adoption of Innovation January 2001
Evaluates whether the decision to construct a home that uses technology to mitigate damage from insured events can result in discounted insurance premiums for homeowners.
New Madrid Seismic Zone: Overview of Earthquake Hazard and Magnitude Assessment Based on Fragility of Historic Structures May 2003
A study commissioned by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) and PATH provides an overview of the seismic hazard characterization procedures used in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). Results of this study confirm the high level of seismic hazard in the NMSZ and the need for continued attention to, and consideration of, adequate mitigation measures.
"ResearchWorks" is intended to bridge the gap between the research and practitioner communities, bringing together news of the latest research, the practical application of good ideas, and the recognition of those who make a difference in the field of housing and community development.
Residential Rehabilitation Inspection Guide February 2000
This guide provides step-by-step technical information for evaluating a residential building's site, exterior, interior, and structural, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.
The Ten Most Wanted: A Search for Solutions to Reduce Recurring Losses From Natural Hazards Fall 2001
Forty-two experts on specific natural hazards and broad aspects of natural disaster reduction contributed to a two-day workshop entitled "The Ten Most Wanted: A Search for Solutions to Reduce Recurring Losses from Natural Hazards". This report outlines the ten solution sets the experts recommended, along with the priorities they assigned for reducing recurring losses from the disaster agents generated by six kinds of natural hazards.
Content updated on 4/6/2007