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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.



 

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.



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.



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.



 

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.




Permanent Supportive Housing for New Jersey Veterans
Photograph of a four-story residential building with a parking lot in front.

The Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Village in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, provides 70 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans.



 

PD&R Quarterly Update: The Intersectionality of Youth Homelessness
On May 12, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research hosted a panel discussion on youth homelessness, focusing in particular on how the diverse, intersectional identities of young people experiencing homeless call for more targeted approaches to preventing housing instability. Photo credit: istockphoto.com/SDI Productions

On May 12, 2022, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its most recent Quarterly Update event focused on the intersectionality of youth homelessness and how youth with different lived experiences of homelessness require more targeted and effective approaches to prevent housing instability and support exits to homelessness.




Promoting Mental Health Through Housing Stability
Promoting Mental Health Through Housing Stability

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought public health to the forefront of policy and society in the United States and around the world.



 

Affordable Senior Housing for a Gentrifying Boston Neighborhood
Affordable Senior Housing for a Gentrifying Boston Neighborhood

The South Boston neighborhood, located a few miles from downtown Boston, is well known as a working-class area and home to a large community of Irish immigrants and their descendants.



Supportive Housing Sustains Native American Culture and Addresses Homelessness in Seattle, Washington
Supportive Housing Sustains Native American Culture and Addresses Homelessness in Seattle, Washington

In King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle, Native Americans account for only 1 percent of the population but 15 percent of the total population of those experiencing homelessness and 32 percent of the total population of those experiencing chronic homelessness.

Promoting Supportive Housing at the State Level
Promoting Supportive Housing at the State Level

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), state governments have increasingly focused on enhancing services and protections at the intersection of housing and health — including on topics such as eviction prevention, recovery residences, and supportive housing — since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of Unsheltered Homelessness at the Community Level
Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of Unsheltered Homelessness at the Community Level

Since 2015, the number of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in the United States — a population especially vulnerable to the economic, housing, and social effects of homelessness — has risen continuously.



The UK’s Homelessness Reduction Act
The UK’s Homelessness Reduction Act

In late 2021, to focus on rebuilding after the COVID-19 pandemic and implementing the British levelling up policy, the United Kingdom (UK) Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government was rebranded as the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC).


DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings From the Program’s First Year
DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings From the Program’s First Year

Most low-income families can qualify for housing choice vouchers (HCVs); however, although the HCV program imposes no limits on the duration of assistance, eligible households often remain on a waiting list for years before receiving assistance.



PD&R Quarterly Update: Government’s Response to the Eviction Crisis
PD&R Quarterly Update: Government’s Response to the Eviction Crisis

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its most recent Quarterly Update on December 9, 2021.



Enhanced Federal Funding Is Helping Cities Address Homelessness
Enhanced Federal Funding Is Helping Cities Address Homelessness

Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) are allowing cities and states to invest in long-term recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.



A Former Soldiers Home Offers Permanent Supportive Housing for Veterans
A Former Soldiers Home Offers Permanent Supportive Housing for Veterans

In March 2021, the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, a historic landmark on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, that once housed elderly and disabled Civil War veterans in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, reopened as a supportive housing complex for veterans.



Permanent Supportive Housing Created Within 3 Months of Extended Stay Hotel Acquisition
Permanent Supportive Housing Created Within 3 Months of Extended Stay Hotel Acquisition

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated homelessness in many cities, requiring the rapid expansion of permanent supportive housing for individuals and families.