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PD&R Edge Elist - 02/29/2012


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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:
The LIHTC Program

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program has become the most important federal program to expand access to decent affordable housing. As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, Assistant Secretary Bostic reflects on the successes of the program and opportunities for improvement.

In Practice:
Partnerships Create Affordable Housing and Job Opportunities

The Southampton Housing Authority and the nonprofit community group YouthBuild are partnering in the rehabilitation of a single-family home through Suffolk County’s Affordable Housing Opportunities Program. The collaboration creates affordable housing and provides training to previously unemployed, low-income youths.

PD&R Response to Disasters



HUD’s Regional Housing Scorecard Spotlights

HUD’s Regional Housing Scorecard
Beginning in 2011, HUD and the U.S. Department of Treasury have issued a regional spotlight as a bimonthly addendum to the nation’s monthly housing scorecard. The regional scorecard highlights how the foreclosure crisis has impacted regions across the country.

HUD staff from the Office of Policy Development and Research and the Economic and Market Analysis Division play an integral role in the federal response to disasters. The analyses of housing and economic conditions performed by HUD in affected areas are important in helping federal, state, and local decision makers guide the recovery response.

NEW Statistical Reports:
Housing Scorecard

The Housing Scorecard tracks progress towards stabilizing the nation’s housing market with a monthly report. Issued by HUD and the U.S. Department of Treasury, and included as a new feature of The Edge, the statistical reports of the scorecard provide key housing market trends and highlights.

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