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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.