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HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems
HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems

HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs report, issued biennially since 1991, details critical problems facing low-income renting families.



Impacts of Filtering and Rent Control on Housing Supply
Impacts of Filtering and Rent Control on Housing Supply

Along with stagnant or insufficiently rising wages, lack of supply contributes to severe housing affordability challenges in much of the country.



PD&R Research Partnerships Initiative
PD&R Research Partnerships Initiative

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has administered the Research Partnerships initiative since Congress authorized the program in 2012.



Ongoing Trends in the Housing Economy
Ongoing Trends in the Housing Economy

One major influence on housing affordability is the state of the overall economy, and economic forecasting can help steer policy to best respond to the real-world economic conditions that Americans will face.



Rental Housing in the United States in 2020
Rental Housing in the United States in 2020

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) released its America’s Rental Housing 2020 report at a January 31 event hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.



Changes in the National Housing Market: Indicators as of January 2020
Changes in the National Housing Market: Indicators as of January 2020

Does the latest report show any significant housing market changes in late 2019/early 2020?The latest Housing Market Indicators (HMI) report shows that seasonally adjusted house-price increases have become more moderate, and mortgage interest rates are approaching all-time lows.



Transforming a Tuberculosis Sanatorium into Affordable Senior Living in Edison, New Jersey
Transforming a Tuberculosis Sanatorium into Affordable Senior Living in Edison, New Jersey

During the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration built a four-story tuberculosis sanatorium on a small hill in Edison, New Jersey, about 25 miles southwest of Manhattan.



Keeping Housing Affordable: The Growing Need To Preserve Existing Housing
Keeping Housing Affordable: The Growing Need To Preserve Existing Housing

Medical advances and other demographic changes have increased life expectancy in the United States, and seniors now represent a higher percentage of the U.S. population than ever before.



Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need
Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need

During World War I, the U.S. Army opened a munitions plant at the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Perry Point, Maryland, a rural community approximately 50 miles northeast of Baltimore.



“The State of the Nation’s Housing” Report Describes a Strong Homeownership Market but a Lack of Affordable Rental Options
“The State of the Nation’s Housing” Report Describes a Strong Homeownership Market but a Lack of Affordable Rental Options

According to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies’ recently released “State of the Nation’s Housing 2019” report, the United States is not producing enough housing to keep up with household growth.



Program Assists Landlord Entrepreneurs in Connecticut
Program Assists Landlord Entrepreneurs in Connecticut

The Landlord Entrepreneurship Affordability Program (LEAP), developed by Connecticut’s Housing Development Fund (HDF), addresses two key housing issues: multifamily rental properties in poor condition that threaten neighborhood viability and a persistent demand for affordable housing.
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HUD’s New Rental Affordability Index
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Interest in rental affordability has grown in recent years. Since 2000, rental prices have outpaced income growth, and the share of renters has risen since the Great Recession.
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Demand for Rental Housing at New High
Demand for Rental Housing at New High

The pace of multifamily housing construction in the United States has increased considerably since the recent recession, with most of the growth concentrated in the rental sector.
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Evaluation of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Interim Report

Evaluation of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Interim Report

Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in 2012 to stem the potential loss of public housing and other subsidized housing units because of the growing backlog of unfunded capital needs.
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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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Zero Net Energy Affordable Housing: Home for Agricultural Workers in Woodland, California
Zero Net Energy Affordable Housing: Home for Agricultural Workers in Woodland, California

The city of Woodland, California 2013 general plan called for an increase in affordable housing for agricultural workers, as well as energy efficiency improvements in residential developments.
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City of Burlington, Vermont Supports Efforts to Preserve Affordable Housing
City of Burlington, Vermont Supports Efforts to Preserve Affordable Housing

The city of Burlington, Vermont has a great need for affordable housing.
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New Opportunities for American Indian Youth
New Opportunities for American Indian Youth

When speaking of today’s American Indian youth, speak first of their strength and dignity, their pride in their cultural identity, and their dreams for the future.
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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

 
Expanding Access to Opportunity
Expanding Access to Opportunity

New research on the impact of HUD's Moving to Opportunity (MTO) program reveals increased college attendance rates and earnings in adulthood for children who moved to lower poverty neighborhoods at a young age.
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