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Abandoned Naval Barracks in Seattle Converted Into Affordable Housing
Abandoned Naval Barracks in Seattle Converted Into Affordable Housing

In 1970, the United States Navy deactivated a 413-acre naval base in Seattle.




Zoning Reform at the State Level
Zoning Reform at the State Level

Exclusionary land use laws perpetuate segregation, threaten the supply of affordable housing, and hinder sustainable development. Although these issues are mainly a product of local zoning codes, states can enact zoning reforms that address equity, economy, and environmental concerns.



Biennial Worst Case Housing Needs Assessment Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Years Before Pandemic
Biennial Worst Case Housing Needs Assessment Reveals Ongoing Challenges in Years Before Pandemic

Every 2 years, HUD has produced a report analyzing the current state and long-term trends of the worst case housing needs in the United States.



Fulfilling a Mission To Serve Families at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness
Fulfilling a Mission To Serve Families at Risk of Experiencing Homelessness

Permanent supportive housing is an effective strategy for helping families at risk of experiencing homelessness find the stability and assistance they need to break intergenerational cycles of poverty.




Developing Affordable Housing Through Faith-Based Partnerships
Developing Affordable Housing Through Faith-Based Partnerships

Addressing the high cost and limited stock of available housing units in the Washington, D.C. region requires innovative solutions and partnerships to ensure that low-income households can access affordable housing.



Promoting Homeownership as a Strategy for Housing Affordability
Promoting Homeownership as a Strategy for Housing Affordability

In the United States, owning a home is the largest generator of wealth for families, exceeding even a household’s income or their level of educational attainment.



Los Angeles-Based Pilot Stabilizes Small Landlords in Vulnerable Neighborhoods
Image of a residential street in Los Angeles.

A coalition of philanthropic and nonprofit partners are piloting a new initiative in select neighborhoods in Los Angeles that is intended to stabilize small landlords whose tenants have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.



Adaptive Reuse of Historic High School Provides a Low-Carbon Community for Seniors in East Haven, Connecticut
Adaptive Reuse of Historic High School Provides a Low-Carbon Community for Seniors in East Haven, Connecticut

East Haven High School in East Haven, Connecticut, had been vacant for more than 20 years when town officials issued a request for proposals to rehabilitate the historic landmark.




Opportunities to Increase Housing Production and Preservation
Photo of housing in a residential neighborhood.

The United States needs more housing, and more varied types of housing, to meet households’ needs throughout the country.



Local Housing Strategies in the Wake of the Pandemic
Local Housing Strategies in the Wake of the Pandemic

In June 2021, the national housing development and advocacy nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners hosted HUD officials and local government executives from around the country in a webinar to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing, the vital importance of federal resources, and plans to ensure that affordable housing is equitable.



The Johnson Ranch Development Brings Workforce Housing to Rapid City, South Dakota
The Johnson Ranch Development Brings Workforce Housing to Rapid City, South Dakota

Johnson Ranch provides 77 single-family homes, a group foster house with affiliated apartments, and community spaces for residents of Rapid City, South Dakota.




The Advance Child Tax Credit: An Opportunity for HUD-Assisted Families with Children
The Advance Child Tax Credit: An Opportunity for HUD-Assisted Families with Children

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, is a nearly $2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress in March 2021.



Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago
Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago

The 2017 completion of the Lofts on Arthington — a 181-unit affordable housing development with wraparound services built by mission-driven developer Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) — represents one of the final stages in a decades-long effort to rebuild the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago.




Innovative Funding Provides Culturally Specific Affordable Housing to Native Americans
Innovative Funding Provides Culturally Specific Affordable Housing to Native Americans

For the first time in the United States, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program funds were used to construct affordable housing outside of reservation lands.




Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss
Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss

The more than $30 billion in rental housing funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provide a historic opportunity to make measurable progress towards ending homelessness and preventing housing loss in America.



The Bloom Colocates Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia
The Bloom Colocates Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia

Opened in 2020, the Bloom is a 97-unit affordable housing development that shares its 7-story building in the Braddock Road neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, with Carpenter’s Shelter, a ground-floor emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness.



Equitable Rebuilding in Detroit Through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund
Equitable Rebuilding in Detroit Through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund

African-American residents of Detroit experienced devastating effects from the Great Recession. Job losses in the auto industry set off a chain reaction of income loss, declining property values, and depressed municipal tax revenue that induced the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.



The Village at Washington Terrace Preserves Affordable Housing in Gentrifying East Raleigh, North Carolina
The Village at Washington Terrace Preserves Affordable Housing in Gentrifying East Raleigh, North Carolina

Opened in 2019, The Village at Washington Terrace is an affordable housing development located in the historic East Raleigh neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina.



The Atlantis Apartments Provide Affordable, Accessible Units for Residents With Disabilities in Denver, Colorado
The Atlantis Apartments Provide Affordable, Accessible Units for Residents  With Disabilities in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado, like many communities across the United States, has struggled to address the affordable housing needs of people with disabilities because housing that is both affordable and accessible to people experiencing physical, sensory, intellectual, or developmental disabilities is in short supply.


Leveraging Private Investment To Meet Affordable Housing Needs
Leveraging Private Investment To Meet Affordable Housing Needs

Public spending forms the basis of affordable housing production or preservation. When public funds are unavailable or prioritized elsewhere, however, nongovernmental entities can fill this financing gap with private investment funds.