Posted Date: May 22, 2012

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PD&R's online magazine, The Edge, provides you with a snapshot view of our newly released research, periodicals, publications, news, and commentaries on housing and urban development issues. Stay informed on current topics and check back frequently, as our content is routinely updated.

New on The Edge

Message from the Assistant Secretary:
Green Building Costs

It’s not always profitable being “green.” In his final message on The Edge, Assistant Secretary Bostic discusses the importance of financial viability in the green building industry and recent efforts from PD&R to identify cost-effective, lesser-known sustainable building technologies.

Housing Counseling Prepares Families for Homeownership

New research from PD&R details homeowner outcomes related to foreclosure counseling services. The “Foreclosure Counseling Outcome Study” explores key findings related to mortgage remedies, counseling services, and housing outcomes across a broad sample of clients.

In Practice:
Affordable Housing: Meeting a Dire Need in Sarasota

Public, private, and nonprofit groups are working to expand the supply of affordable housing in land-scarce Sarasota, Florida through a variety of infill, redevelopment, and rental conversion projects.



Across the Diversity Divide: Closing Racial & Ethnic Equity Gaps

Across the Diversity Divide: Closing Racial & Ethnic Equity Gaps
How do communities compare with respect to racial and ethnic equity gaps? An interactive mapping tool from the Urban Institute shows that while more communities are experiencing diversity, wide discrepancies in racial and ethnic equity persist across the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.

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