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Denver Community Center Offers Surplus Land for Affordable Housing
Denver Community Center Offers Surplus Land for Affordable Housing

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs), many of whom have very low incomes, tend to have difficulty finding safe and affordable housing.



Making ADU Development Equitable in California
Making ADU Development Equitable in California

Persistent housing shortages in California and the resulting high housing costs prompted state lawmakers, starting in 2016, to pass a series of laws legalizing and facilitating the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the state.



Redevelopment of County Office Space Includes New Affordable Housing Units in Austin, Texas
Redevelopment of County Office Space Includes New Affordable Housing Units in Austin, Texas

In 2016, Travis County partnered with developer DMA Companies to construct Travis Flats, an affordable housing development located within the boundaries of multiple revitalization plans commissioned by the county and the city of Austin, Texas.



 

Supporting Homeless Youth in Anchorage, Alaska
Supporting Homeless Youth in Anchorage, Alaska

In towns and cities nationwide, communities are seeking ways to curb homelessness and provide needed affordable housing to members of their community, particularly vulnerable populations such as unhoused youth.



A Tiny Home for Little Diomede, Alaska
A Tiny Home for Little Diomede, Alaska

Ensuring sufficient affordable housing is a challenge for many communities, but in the Bering Strait region of Alaska, topography, climate, and a lack of infrastructure can make housing construction especially challenging.



Building a New Multigenerational Neighborhood in Eagle River, Alaska
Building a New Multigenerational Neighborhood in Eagle River, Alaska

In Eagle River, Alaska, located approximately 15 miles from downtown Anchorage, the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is helping revitalize the city’s downtown while providing affordable housing and green amenities to seniors, families, and other residents.



The Clinton Avenue Apartments Preserves Affordable Housing and a Piece of Albany’s Architectural History
The Clinton Avenue Apartments Preserves Affordable Housing and a Piece of Albany’s Architectural History

Reopened in summer 2021, the Clinton Avenue Apartments is a 210-unit, scattered-site affordable housing development in the Arbor Hill neighborhood of Albany, New York.



 

Alternative Pathways to Affordable Homeownership
Alternative Pathways to Affordable Homeownership

A Pew Charitable Trusts survey conducted in 2019 found that one in five home borrowers pursued alternative financing options at least once as a pathway to homeownership when they could not access traditional mortgages.




Salt Lake City Housing Authority Serves Residents Experiencing Homelessness
Salt Lake City Housing Authority Serves Residents Experiencing Homelessness

In September 2020, the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City (HASLC) opened a 100-unit permanent supportive housing development for people experiencing homelessness or housing instability.



 

Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Nairobi
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Nairobi

The next city in our Global Cities and Affordable Housing series is Nairobi, Kenya, located in East Africa. The Maasai tribe, local nomadic pastoralists, named the city Enkare Nairobi, or “cool water” in the Maa language, after a large watering hole. Nairobi was colonized as a railway city by the British East African Company in the 1890s. Swahili and English are the national languages.



 

Supportive Housing in Los Angeles Embodies Policy Innovations
Supportive Housing in Los Angeles Embodies Policy Innovations

In 2016, Los Angeles, voters approved Proposition HHH, which funds the development of supportive, affordable housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.



 

Local Action To Increase Affordable Housing Supply
Photo of three two-story houses.

On June 23, 2022, the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted the Terwilliger Center Summit on Housing Supply Solutions in Washington, D.C.




Mixed Income Artist Community Serves Downtown Baltimore
Mixed Income Artist Community Serves Downtown Baltimore

Four Ten Lofts is a new mixed-income community in downtown Baltimore, Maryland.



 

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies Releases State of the Nation’s Housing 2022
Photo of a street with a row of houses.

In June 2022, the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) of Harvard University released its 35th annual housing report, The State of the Nation’s Housing 2022, which assesses the current state of the housing market.



The HUD Offsite Construction Research Roadmap
Photo of housing constructed through Operation Breakthrough.

The housing affordability crisis in the United States is multifaceted and longstanding. One factor contributing to high housing costs is the inability of the residential construction industry to supply enough new housing units to meet demand.



Preserving the Past and Adapting to the Future in Lafayette, Louisiana
Preserving the Past and Adapting to the Future in Lafayette, Louisiana

Significant floods impacted southern Louisiana in 2016, prompting efforts from federal, state, and local governments aimed at both recovering from the floods and ensuring resiliency against future disasters.



 

California Communities Use State Grant to Combat Climate Change and Rising Rents
Aerial view of Oakland, California.'

California Communities Use State Grant to Combat Climate Change and Rising Rents




The 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase: An After-Action Review of Events and a Reflection on Related HUD Research
2022 Innovative Housing Showcase signage on National Mall.

The 2022 Innovative Housing Showcase, a partnership between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), brought thousands of visitors to Washington, DC’s National Mall from June 10 – 12.


Fostering Innovations in Housing
Photo of a house to the right of a sign that says 'Innovative Housing Showcase.'

Fostering Innovations in Housing




Transfiguration Place Apartments Gains Its Third Life as Affordable Housing in Detroit’s Banglatown
Transfiguration Place Apartments Gains Its Third Life as Affordable Housing in Detroit’s Banglatown

Transfiguration Place Apartments Gains Its Third Life as Affordable Housing in Detroit’s Banglatown