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New Updates on The Edge - 02/11/2014


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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 PD&R Senior Leadership:
Putting the Comparative International Lens Into Practice: Why Secretary Donovan Traveled to Chile

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan recently visited Chile to gain insights into disaster recovery and the country’s recently launched housing assistance program. Deputy Assistant Secretary Ana Marie Argilagos of the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation discusses the Secretary’s trip to Chile and how it can inform housing policy in the U.S.

In Practice:
Dignity for Philadelphia’s Aging LGBT Pioneers

The John C. Anderson Apartments recently opened in Philadelphia, providing low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered seniors with the opportunity to age in a welcoming and diverse environment.

Policy Update:
Community-Centered Solutions for Aging in Place

Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities and Villages are two prominent community-centered models that facilitate aging in place. Both initiatives were developed to address the discrepancy between how communities are designed and what older adults need to age in place.

Statistical Reports:
January 2014 Housing Scorecard

The January 2014 Housing Scorecard shows progress among key indicators, with home sales in 2013 showing their strongest performance in several years and homeowners’ equity up $3.4 trillion since the beginning of 2012. Foreclosure starts are at their lowest annual level since 2005 and the Administration's foreclosure mitigation programs continue to benefit millions of homeowners as the housing market recovers from an unprecedented crisis.



Kevin P. Kane, chief housing market analyst, presents statistics on the 3rd quarter changes in the U.S. Housing Market as the Visions for Aging in Place panelists listen.

Understanding the Challenges and Solutions to Aging in Place
With the elderly population expected to grow significantly over the next 20 years, strategies and programs that allow seniors to “age in place” are of increasing importance. PD&R recently brought together a panel of experts to discuss these demographic changes, their implications for American society, and program models that enable elderly residents to age in place.


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