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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.




Denver’s Supportive Housing Social Impact Bond Initiative Breaks the Incarceration-Homelessness Cycle
Skyline of Denver, Colorado.

In 2016, Denver, Colorado, launched a supportive housing program with comprehensive wraparound services intended to help stabilize individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and frequent incarceration.



El Monte, California Takes Initiative To House Local Homeless and Unserved Veterans
El Monte, California Takes Initiative To House Local Homeless and Unserved Veterans

In 2019, approximately 1 out of 500 veterans in the United States were experiencing homelessness.




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.



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.



Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief
Robust Partnerships Helped San Diego Deliver Effective Pandemic Relief

When the coronavirus pandemic emerged in spring 2020, agencies devoted to providing housing resources and homelessness services scrambled to build and adapt programs to keep people safe and sheltered.



American Rescue Plan Resources Could Help House Hundreds of Thousands of Households Experiencing Homelessness
American Rescue Plan Resources Could Help House Hundreds of Thousands of Households Experiencing Homelessness

Evidence from the past decade shows that concentrated resources and efforts can reduce homelessness.



Bringing New Affordable Housing to the Historic Town Center of Surprise, Arizona
Bringing New Affordable Housing to the Historic Town Center of Surprise, Arizona

The fast-growing city of Surprise, Arizona, located 20 miles northwest of Phoenix in geographically expansive Maricopa County, is now host to Heritage at Surprise, a 100-unit affordable housing development serving low-income residents, with some units set aside for people who have experienced chronic homelessness and people living with severe mental illness.


Learning From the Pandemic Response: Converting Hotels to Shelter or Housing
Learning From the Pandemic Response: Converting Hotels to Shelter or Housing

As the COVID-19 virus spread in the United States in early 2020, governments took extraordinary measures to try and curtail the pathogen’s spread, imposing lockdowns, restricting travel, and recommending social distancing.



A Methodology for Collecting Data on Encampment Responses and their Associated Cost
A Methodology for Collecting Data on Encampment Responses and their Associated Cost

Encampments of people experiencing homelessness are an increasingly prevalent phenomenon, consistent with the overall national increase in unsheltered homelessness rates.



Evaluation of the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Early Implementation Report
Evaluation of the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Early Implementation Report

In the last decade, federal entities responsible for addressing homelessness have paid increasing attention to the situation of youth who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness.



Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher Program

HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides low-income renters access to affordable, stable, and quality housing.



Centering Equity and Efficiency in Coronavirus Housing Responses
Centering Equity and Efficiency in Coronavirus Housing Responses

As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, forcing business closures and spiking unemployment, local government leaders worried that the broad loss of income among low-wage renters would result in mass evictions and produce a surge of homelessness.



Tracking the Impact of the CDC Eviction Moratorium
Tracking the Impact of the CDC Eviction Moratorium

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its eviction moratorium in September 2020, the moratorium has provided critical protections for housing-insecure tenants across the country, including this tenant in Connecticut who would have become homeless if her eviction had proceeded.



Housing Indigenous Youth Helps Heal Intergenerational Trauma
Housing Indigenous Youth Helps Heal Intergenerational Trauma

In Minnesota, residents identifying as Native American comprise 2 percent of the state’s population yet represent 22 percent of all homeless youth.




Redwood Crossings Provides Permanent Supportive Housing in Salem, Oregon
Redwood Crossings Provides Permanent Supportive Housing in Salem, Oregon

Redwood Crossings is the first development in Salem, Oregon, to offer permanent supportive housing to individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.




Coordinating Housing and Health Care for Vulnerable Populations
Coordinating Housing and Health Care for Vulnerable Populations

Among affordable housing advocates and public health experts, consensus is growing on the need for more coordination between the housing and health sectors.



HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020
HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020

It is the mission of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to provide reliable and objective housing research and market data for its constituents — housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public.