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Diverse Projects and Shared Effort Characterize Opportunity Zone Initiatives
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Opportunity Zones are a place-based strategy to spur needed revitalization in underinvested areas throughout the United States.



Riverview Terrace Navigates RAD Renovation To Continue Providing Affordable Housing to Low-Income Seniors in Westbrook, Maine
Riverview Terrace Navigates RAD Renovation To Continue Providing Affordable Housing to Low-Income Seniors in Westbrook, Maine

One-fifth of Maine’s population is older than 65, but much of the state’s housing stock is ill-suited for older residents, lacking accessibility and, often, affordability.




The Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar Apartments Complete the New Dana Strand Revitalization Project in Los Angeles, California
The Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar Apartments Complete the New Dana Strand Revitalization Project in Los Angeles, California

Opened in 2018, the Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar affordable housing developments represent the fourth and final phase of the New Dana Strand Revitalization project in the oceanside Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles.




HUD User Case Studies
HUD User Case Studies

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Mitigating Displacement Through Housing in Denver, Colorado
Mitigating Displacement Through Housing in Denver, Colorado

Like many American cities with a thriving technology industry, Denver, Colorado, experienced a surge of economic and population growth during the 2010s.




Replacing Aging Public Housing in Birmingham, Alabama
Replacing Aging Public Housing in Birmingham, Alabama

For more than 60 years, the Titusville neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, had been home to Loveman Village, a 500-unit public housing project that, over time, had accumulated a raft of social and infrastructure problems.



Catholic Charities Providing Affordable Housing for Families and Seniors in Phoenix, Arizona
Catholic Charities Providing Affordable Housing for Families and Seniors in Phoenix, Arizona

Since 2011, the Catholic Charities office serving northern and central Arizona has been building and operating affordable housing communities through its nonprofit development affiliate, Housing for Hope (H4H).



Neighborhood Transformation in North Minneapolis, Minnesota
Neighborhood Transformation in North Minneapolis, Minnesota

In north Minneapolis, Minnesota, affordable housing is transforming a long-declining neighborhood hard hit by the foreclosure crisis and Great Recession.



Center for Community Progress Reports on Trends in Creative Placemaking
Center for Community Progress Reports on Trends in Creative Placemaking

Many communities nationwide have vacant properties resulting from disinvestment, physical deterioration, or weak markets that present numerous social and economic problems.



Addressing Vacant Properties With Land Conservancies
Addressing Vacant Properties With Land Conservancies

Vacant and blighted properties pose a problem in cities across the United States. A blighted lot is not just unsightly; it can attract petty crime, depress the value of nearby properties, and even pose a threat to the health of the local environment.



 
The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood
The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

Woodlawn Park is a multiphased, mixed-use, mixed-income revitalization project being developed in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, and The Burnham at Woodlawn Park is the most recently completed residential phase of the project.
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Addressing Barriers to Economic Mobility
Addressing Barriers to Economic Mobility

In September 2016, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners convened for “Promoting Economic Mobility: Putting Evidence to Action for Communities,” a conference hosted by the Urban Institute and the Citi Foundation.
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HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Discuss Pathways to Mobility and Opportunity
HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Discuss Pathways to Mobility and Opportunity

President Obama's opportunity agenda promotes the idea that regardless of where a person lives, they should have access to employment, vital services,
and decent education and housing.
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Managing Community Change: A Dialogue on Gentrification
Managing Community Change: A Dialogue on Gentrification

Gentrification is a form of neighborhood change that occurs when higher-income groups move into low-income neighborhoods, increasing the demand for housing and driving up prices.
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Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel Transformed into Mixed-Income Housing
Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel Transformed into Mixed-Income Housing

Innovative Housing, a developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing with a special niche in preserving and restoring historic buildings, recently unveiled its transformation of Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel into the Erickson Fritz Apartments.
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RAD Program Recapitalizes Public Housing near St. Petersburg, Florida
RAD Program Recapitalizes Public Housing near St. Petersburg, Florida

The Landings at Cross Bayou is a 184-unit Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program redevelopment of public housing that had become functionally obsolete and deteriorating as a result of inadequate funding.
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Using Promise Zones to Support Community Change, An Interview with Margeaux Akazawa
Using Promise Zones to Support Community Change, An Interview with Margeaux Akazawa

In this column, Margeaux Akazawa, STEM Presidential Management Fellow and Desk Officer for the Promise Zones Initiative, summarizes the Promise Zones initiative and discusses how the program assists communities with high capacity and high needs.
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A Community of Teachers Helps Revitalize Newark, New Jersey
A Community of Teachers Helps Revitalize Newark, New Jersey

A public-private partnership including developer RBH Group and several state and local entities is replacing a number of vacant lots and deteriorating buildings in downtown Newark, New Jersey, with Teachers Village, a $150 million mixed-use development.
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South Bend’s Vacant and Abandoned Housing Challenge: 1,000 Houses in 1,000 Days
South Bend’s Vacant and Abandoned Housing Challenge: 1,000 Houses in 1,000 Days

The large number of abandoned and vacant homes in South Bend, Indiana, was one of Pete Buttigieg’s top priorities during his successful 2011 campaign for mayor.
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Providing Affordable Housing and Cultural Assets in Harlem
Providing Affordable Housing and Cultural Assets in Harlem

Officials in New York City are grappling with a housing affordability crisis that has been widely discussed in the national press. readmore