The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition partnered with Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) to challenge teams to create innovative workforce housing solutions for residents of Firebaugh, California.
It is the mission of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to provide reliable and objective housing research and market data for its constituents — housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public.
Over the past two decades, the small city of Louisville in Boulder County, Colorado, has struggled to maintain housing affordability for low- and middle-income households as the area’s growth in home prices has outpaced its growth in wages.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Muldoon Garden apartment complex, located near the eastern edge of Anchorage, Alaska, is expanding the city’s availability of affordable housing while demonstrating how sustainable, environmentally conscious design is both feasible and beneficial.
By 2013, the congregation of the St. James United Methodist Church had resolved to relocate from their large property in the Beauregard neighborhood of western Alexandria, Virginia, to a smaller site in the city’s downtown.