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Rethinking American Communities


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To achieve its mission, HUD must connect Americans in need with resources that will allow them to live safe and financially secure lives. Unfortunately, many families have limited affordable options without government assistance and have difficulty connecting to meaningful opportunities to increase their economic standing. We need a new approach to ensure families are connected to services in their communities that put them on a path to self-sufficiency.

HUD User's case studies and regulatory solutions are resources that communities can use to promote healthy, safe, affordable housing and improve connections to services that enhance economic opportunities for families.


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Seattle, Washington: Prioritizing Health in Public Housing Redevelopment

Begun in 2012, the Seattle Housing Authority’s ongoing redevelopment of the Yesler Terrace public housing complex is a model for healthy housing.
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Other Partners Promote Holistic Early Childhood Development

The conviction that child health and family well-being are critical components of early childhood development is a central tenet of Educare Atlanta, a learning facility for children from six weeks of age through pre-kindergarten.
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Richmond, Virginia: Supporting Mixed-Income Neighborhoods

The transformation of a historic mill and lumber yard is furthering revitalization efforts in Richmond’s historic Church Hill neighborhood. Completed in multiple phases, the Beckstoffer’s Mill redevelopment includes 22 mixed-income apartments adjacent to 39 affordable units for seniors aged 55 and older.
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Public-Private Partnership Transforms Public Housing into Mixed-Income Development in Dublin, California

Public-private partnership led the city of Dublin, California, to transform a deteriorating public housing property into an award-winning mixed-income, mixed-use development, that not only increased the number of affordable housing units on the site but also added market-rate and affordable for-sale homes.
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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force Report

This report examines policies and conditions that affect the social and economic mobility of children in the city of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
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Housing Policy Levers to Promote Economic Mobility

This report by the Urban Institute looks at housing policies that restrict the economic mobility of lower-income households.
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Ten Principles for Building Healthy Places

This report by the Urban Land Institute's Healthy Places Initiative studies how the physical design of places affects health outcomes of residents and influences economic value.
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Housing Programs in the United States: Responding to Current and Future Challenges

The Bipartisan Policy Center outlines the need for affordable housing and discusses the challenges and programs to provide affordable housing.
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