SUSTAINABILITY
HUD USER Home > PD&R Edge Home > Sustainability Archive


Combining Affordable Housing With Medical Care and Education
Combining Affordable Housing With Medical Care and Education

Despite the economic success that characterizes many parts of the city, residents of Washington, DC’s 7th Ward continue to experience poverty, homelessness, and inadequate access to medical care at disproportionate rates.




Ensuring Long-Term and Stable Affordability With Community Land Banks and Trusts
Ensuring Long-Term and Stable Affordability With Community Land Banks and Trusts

A significant component of the overall cost of housing is the value of the underlying land. When that value is determined in large part by market forces, competing social priorities such as providing affordable housing, ensuring mixed-income communities, and reserving space for public uses may go unrealized.



Promoting Research-Informed Policy and Practice With Evidence Matters
Promoting Research-Informed Policy and Practice With Evidence Matters

Since 2011, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research has published Evidence Matters, a journal aimed at policymakers, researchers, and practitioners that focuses on the ways in which research informs housing and community development policy.



Affordable Housing in Silicon Valley Puts Focus on Sustainability
Affordable Housing in Silicon Valley Puts Focus on Sustainability”

Edwina Benner Plaza, located in Sunnyvale, California, is providing much-needed affordable housing while advancing sustainability-minded design.




Creating Connections With Pocket Neighborhoods at Community Gardens
Creating Connections With Pocket Neighborhoods at Community Gardens

Opened in October 2018, Community Gardens is a 50-unit affordable senior development built in the pedestrian-focused "pocket neighborhood" style in Springfield, Ohio.




New Affordable Housing for Year-Round Residents of Martha’s Vineyard
New Affordable Housing for Year-Round Residents of Martha’s Vineyard

The island of Martha’s Vineyard, situated off of the southeastern coast of Massachusetts, has long been a destination for wealthy tourists and second homeowners.




My Energy Journey
My Energy Journey

Like many of you, I live in an older home. Built in 1941, my Cape Cod in northern Virginia reflected the consumer priorities and technical capabilities of the time. Energy was cheap, and energy efficiency was expensive.



2020 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit: Santa Fe County Housing Authority, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2020 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
Site Visit: Santa Fe County Housing Authority, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition will challenge the four finalist teams — the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Maryland at College Park; the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Yale University — to create innovative housing while preserving and celebrating the unique culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico.


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.



Rebuilding Stronger and Faster After Natural Disasters
Rebuilding Stronger and Faster After Natural Disasters

In the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina, Sandy, Harvey, and Maria, state and local governments have gained considerable experience in handling the consequences of natural disasters.



Transit-Oriented Development Offers Affordable Housing and Amenities in North Minneapolis
Transit-Oriented Development Offers Affordable Housing and Amenities in North Minneapolis

In January 2016, developer Building Blocks held the grand opening for the Commons at Penn Avenue, a mixed-use development served by several current and planned public transportation lines in the Willard-Hay neighborhood of north Minneapolis.
readmore

 
Creating Walkable and Bikeable Communities
Trending image

More and more Americans nationwide prefer to live in areas that are well served by a variety of transportation options, allowing them to meet their daily travel needs using personal automobiles, public transit, bicycling, or walking. Communities where residents can walk and bicycle, in particular, are increasingly in demand.
    readmore

 
How Housing Matters
How Housing Matters

On December 13, 2016, the National Housing Conference hosted the third How Housing Matters Conference in partnership with the Urban Institute, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, and the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing with sponsorship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
    readmore

 
Taking on Pressing Challenges with the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III
Taking on Pressing Challenges with the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III

More than 30,000 people gathered in Quito, Ecuador, from October 17 to October 20, 2016, for Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the last major United Nations conference of the Obama administration.
    readmore

 
Landmark Family Options Study Has Clear Policy Implications
Landmark Family Options Study Has Clear Policy Implications

The recently released Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families report describes the results of “a landmark study in our long quest to eliminate homelessness in America,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro.
    readmore

 
Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families
Family Options Study: 3-Year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families

HUD’s recently released report, Family Options Study: Three-year Impacts of Housing and Services Interventions for Homeless Families, offers critical insights about the long-term effectiveness of various programs to address homelessness for families with children.
    readmore

 
Affordable Housing in Central Washington State for Seasonal Agricultural Workers
Affordable Housing in Central Washington State for Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Finding affordable rental housing is difficult for seasonal farmworkers who travel to Washington state, the nation’s top producer of apples, cherries, red raspberries, and several other crops.
    readmore

 


Note: Guidance documents, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. Guidance documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.