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PD&R Edge Elist - 05/08/2012


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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

Message from the Assistant Secretary:
PD&R Research Partnerships

Cooperative agreements with outside institutions can greatly expand PD&R’s research capacity. Assistant Secretary Bostic discusses the importance of these partnerships following Congress’s recent decision to restore HUD’s ability to enter into noncompetitive research agreements.

In Practice:
Employer-Assisted Housing Returns to Seattle’s University District

Partnerships in Seattle, along with plans for a new light rail station, are spurring the development of new workforce-targeted housing in an effort to expand housing opportunities and reduce commute times for employees in the city’s University District.

Statistical Reports:
Housing Scorecard

The Administration tracks progress towards stabilizing the nation’s housing market with a monthly scorecard. Issued by HUD and the U.S. Department of Treasury, the April Housing Scorecard includes key housing market trends and highlights the impact of the Administration’s housing recovery efforts.



Fair Housing Issues and the LIHTC Program

Fair Housing Issues and the LIHTC Program
The most recent Quarterly Housing Market and Research update included a panel discussion on Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program outcomes. The panelists shared their research and perspectives on the siting of affordable housing through the program and the implications for furthering fair housing.

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