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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.

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Message from PD&R Senior Leadership:
HUD’s New Research in 2014

2014 is shaping up to be a promising year for research projects at HUD. Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd M. Richardson discusses PD&R’s research priorities for Fiscal Year 2014.

Assessing the Role of Public Housing Agencies in Addressing Homelessness

A recent study commissioned by PD&R is helping policymakers and practitioners better understand the involvement of public housing agencies in preventing and ending homelessness. The “Study of PHAs’ Efforts to Serve People Experiencing Homelessness” explores explicit PHA efforts to target housing assistance to the homeless population and how HUD can help enhance these efforts.

In Practice:
Denver’s Mariposa District: Supporting Healthy, Mixed-Income Living

The Mariposa District development in Denver is expanding housing opportunities along the regional transit corridor. The transit-oriented development project features the comprehensive redevelopment of a distressed public housing site into a mixed-income neighborhood.

Policy Update:
Aging in Place: Facilitating Choice and Independence

A combination of economic and demographic shifts is creating a growing need for affordable, age-appropriate housing for seniors. Although a majority of older adults prefer to age in place, there are challenges and unanswered questions about meeting the needs and preferences of this population. Many organizations are using housing as a platform to develop supportive services that adapt to the needs of seniors, allowing them to remain at home and continue to engage with their communities.



Photograph taken of downtown Flint, Michigan. Six low-lying buildings in the foreground lie adjacent to a river that runs through the center of the photograph. A variety of low- and mid-rise buildings can be seen in the background of the photograph.

Imagine Flint Sets the Stage to Move the City Forward
For the first time in more than 50 years, the city of Flint, Michigan has adopted a master plan to guide the city’s future. Imagine Flint features innovative solutions to address the longstanding challenges facing the city.


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