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Who is PATH?

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is responsible for overall management, programmatic decisions, and resource allocation, with consultation from the PATH coordinating bodies. HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R;) coordinates all PATH activities. PD&R manages PATH's budget, strategy, and daily operations. Staff in PD&R's Affordable Housing Research and Technology Division have expertise in various construction systems, housing issues, and technology policies.

Because PATH involves many participants from diverse parts of the home building community, PATH seeks guidance from the Industry Committee and other Federal agencies. PATH also works with industry parterns to advance housing technology.

PATH Industry Committee (IC)

The IC was created by industry to provide a stakeholder perspective to PATH activities. It includes industry pioneers and experts who have made their mark in the home building industry. These key representatives have lent their time and their organizations' resources to clarify and define the home building industry's participation in PATH's vision. They have commented on PATH outreach efforts to industry groups and have helped to develop practical and strategic ideas for PATH's private-sector work, especially PATH Technology Roadmaps. The IC also fosters networks between industrial associations and firms that bring resources to PATH and encourage the awareness of housing innovation. As the industry coordinator for PATH, the NAHB Research Center convenes the IC.

Federal Agency Coordination

PATH coordinates with each Federal agency that performs housing-specific work and that has put forth resources and activities in support of PATH's vision. Many Federal representatives also serve on the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Construction and Building (the "C&B;"). In addition to coordinating with PATH staff, the Federal representatives ensure there is no duplication of efforts within the Federal Government. HUD, which coordinates PATH's Federal operations, assists this group.


Many organizations, agencies, and individuals provide insight and resources for all PATH activities. A PATH partner is any association, private firm or non-profit organization with the following characteristics:

  • Committed to PATH's mission.
  • Demonstrated attempts to improve housing technology.
  • Participates in PATH's collaborative efforts.
  • Actively promotes the use of PATH technologies in homes.
  • Regularly uses PATH technologies and/or construction practices.

PATH has launched a new partnership program to raise awareness of these efforts to improve the affordability and value of America's housing. Follow the links below for a list of PATH's partners from each of the key groups. Click here to find out how to become a PATH partner.

Design Professionals
Affordable Housing Providers
Realtors, Appraisers
Insurance Industry
Financial Services

Content updated on 10/29/2004

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