Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing
Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) is a "public/private sector initiative." The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is responsible for its management. Its activities are coordinated by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). PATH's goals are to improve "the development, dissemination, and use of new housing technologies."
PATH developed during the Clinton Administration:
- the White House convened representatives from all segments of America's construction industry to consider a broad set of National Construction Goals. Over the next three years, the residential segment of the construction industry, represented by homebuilders, code officials, product manufacturers, and other interested parties, developed a research plan for implementing National Construction Goals for the housing sector. PATH is the outgrowth of those proposals [...] PATH was officially launched on May 4, 1998.
HUD lists the goals of PATH as seeking to:
- Official website at the Wayback Machine (archived 2009-04-12)
- HUD website at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2001-11-11)
- PATH Announcement on Clinton Administration White House Website