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PD&R Edge Elist - 04/10/2012


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PD&R's online magazine, The Edge, provides you with a snapshot view of our newly released research, periodicals, publications, news, and commentaries on housing and urban development issues. Stay informed on current topics and check back frequently, as our content is routinely updated.

New on The Edge

From the Assistant Secretary:
HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration

Assistant Secretary Bostic discusses the Rental Assistance Demonstration and its potential for spurring private investment in the preservation and improvement of the nation’s affordable housing stock.

The Status of Fair Housing

HUD’s annual report on fair housing provides a broad overview of the agency’s efforts to address housing discrimination. Two thousand ten marked an important year for HUD as it began to address the regulatory issues that give rise to discriminatory practices.

In Practice:
Rural Apartments Receive Renovations in Upstate New York

The North County Housing Development Fund Company is rehabilitating 254 affordable housing units on eight sites in upstate New York. The nonprofit organization grouped the rehabilitation efforts as a single project to facilitate the financing.



Urban Sustainability and Resiliency

Urban Sustainability and Resiliency
HUD’s Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation partnered with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in hosting the 4th annual Roundtable of Mayors and Ministries in Chicago. Leaders from around the world gathered to discuss the need for sustainable urban development in meeting the challenges of the 21st century.

Partner Reports:
Competitive Cities in the Global Economy

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development recently released a report on the Chicago Tri-State region, detailing its economic strengths and weaknesses. The report includes recommendations for how the region can become more economically competitive.

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