National vs. Local Policy Understanding


From lending to insurance, and from permitting to appraisal, a disconnect between federal or corporate entities and their local agents often lead to discrepancies in understanding of rules and policies. This can lead to inconsistencies in practice and application between states, regions and localities.

Opportunity & Response

Working directly with partners across the spectrum of home procurement and through research contracts such as this Rural Studio provides a feedback conduit between on-the-ground agents and their organizations to identify unintended barriers to equitable housing access and affordability. As a State Research University, we have additionally leveraged the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Mobility Program to embed federal employees more directly in the research.