Accession Number : AD0705883

Title :   A METHODOLOGY FOR EVALUATING HOUSING PROGRAMS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : DeSalvo,Joseph S.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The document is intended to provide a methodology for evaluating housing programs. A model of consumer choice in the rental housing market is developed. The consumer is assumed to be faced with fixed prices for the goods he buys except for housing. He is assumed to determine his expenditures on housing by choosing the set of characteristics which give him the quality of housing he desires. Assuming the consumer wants to get the most satisfaction for the expenditure of his income, conditions are derived which show how he will allocate his total expenditure between housing and nonhousing expenditures, how he will allocate his nonhousing expenditures among nonhousing commodities, and how he will allocate his housing expenditure on a particular quality of housing unit. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HOUSING PROJECTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ECONOMICS, COSTS, SALARIES

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE