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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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Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Partners Focus on Columbus’s South Side

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Nationwide) is one of the largest nonprofit pediatric healthcare networks in the nation, serving communities in 37 counties across Ohio.
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The University of Delaware Helps Revitalize the State’s Most Distressed Communities

The Center for Community Research and Service (CCRS) at the University of Delaware has several programs to advance the social, economic, and environmental conditions of communities throughout the state.
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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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Yes in My Backyard: How States and Local Communities Can Find Common Ground in Expanding Housing Choice and Opportunity

This report discusses how the local regulatory environment has created a housing shortage and affordability crisis and presents five ways that states can improve housing choice and affordability.
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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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The Greater Boston Housing Report Card 2016: The Trouble with Growth: How Unbalanced Economic Expansion Affects Housing

With growing numbers of millennial and senior households, this report concludes that "with all due respect to the impressive endeavors put forward to date, the Commonwealth and the Greater Boston region will need to implement large-scale innovative approaches to building the housing we need."
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