Rental Housing | PD&R EDGE
Fifty years ago, HUD created the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) in the midst of two very different demonstration projects: Operation Breakthrough and the Experimental Housing Allowance Program (EHAP).
Housing choice vouchers remain the largest rental assistance program in the United States, serving approximately 2.3 million households annually.
Each of HUD’s major program offices (Community Planning and Development, Housing, and Public and Indian Housing) oversee various programs that require operating parameters to govern the operations of each program.
On March 22, 2023, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) held its first in-person Housing Policy Forum since 2019, entitled “Onward to Housing Justice.”
Sometime during the early 2000s, I attended a fundraiser for my children’s school.
Low-income renters are struggling with skyrocketing housing costs, a widening wealth gap, and insufficient affordable housing.
The coronavirus pandemic has disproportionately affected seniors, who are more prone to severe illness and death from COVID-19; are more likely to live in congregate settings; and are more likely to require in-person services, which increase their risk of exposure.
In Eagle River, Alaska, located approximately 15 miles from downtown Anchorage, the Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA) is helping revitalize the city’s downtown while providing affordable housing and green amenities to seniors, families, and other residents.
As the coronavirus pandemic has progressed, the structures in place to distribute aid to affected U.S. households have changed..
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program is a first-of-its-kind program, providing historic levels of assistance that have enabled vulnerable households to pay their rent and remain housed.
Since 2014, nonprofit Westside Future Fund (WFF) has been committed to revitalizing the four predominantly African-American neighborhoods that constitute Atlanta’s Westside.
The 2-year period following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was marked by an initial decrease in rental housing demand followed by a rapid increase in demand and decrease in vacancy rates by the third quarter of 2021.
Housing advocates and policymakers have grown increasingly interested in accessory dwelling units (ADUs) or “granny flats” — small units of housing built inside, attached to, or on the same property as a primary residence — as an important strategy for increasing housing supply.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in late 2019, its economic impact threatened the ability of many households to pay their rent and mortgages.
Most low-income families can qualify for housing choice vouchers (HCVs); however, although the HCV program imposes no limits on the duration of assistance, eligible households often remain on a waiting list for years before receiving assistance.
HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program is the largest rental subsidy program in the United States.
Every 2 years, HUD has produced a report analyzing the current state and long-term trends of the worst case housing needs in the United States.
In the United States, owning a home is the largest generator of wealth for families, exceeding even a household’s income or their level of educational attainment.