Each year, the program offers a small number of stipends to allow some URAP apprentices to continue work on their mentors' research projects over the summer. To be eligible, students must have been working with the same mentor for at least two semesters. Mentors nominate their students. These stipends are generously supported by a number of private donors.

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Regional Housing Needs Allocation APR Data Analysis

Summer 2017

Sarah Strochak : Economics

Mentor: Carolina Reid, City & Regional Planning

This summer,  I have been continuing my work on developing and maintaining a database of annual housing production reports. Every year, cities in California report their housing production on Annual Progress Reports (APRs), as part of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process, a feature of the California state Housing Element Process. By analyzing this data, I hope to develop a way to analyze the rate of reporting across the state, the amount of housing that has been produced, and how this production compares to the goals outlined by the RHNA process.

Message to Sponsor:

I've learned so much from my research, because I have had the opportunity to work with so many amazing researchers and faculty. They have helped me so much to develop my technical research skills, and to shape the way I frame questions about data.