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PD&R Edge Elist 09/25/2012


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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.

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In Practice:
Affordable Housing for Individuals, Families, and People With Developmental Disabilities

Willakenzie Crossing in Eugene, Oregon is providing independent living opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities in a noninstitutional setting. The 56-unit project includes 16 units reserved for developmentally disabled adults, with the remainder of the housing reserved for low-income seniors and families.

Policy Update:
Linking Housing and Health Care Works for Chronically Homeless Persons

Health care access is a significant challenge for homeless persons and poses considerable economic costs to society in the form of emergency care and acute health interventions. Across the country, policymakers and practitioners are beginning to recognize the importance of housing stability as a critical factor in improving the health of the chronically homeless.

Statistical Reports:
Housing Scorecard August 2012

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



Reflections on Recent Fieldwork in Mobile, Alabama and Baltimore, Maryland

Reflections on Recent Fieldwork in Mobile, Alabama and Baltimore, Maryland
Although housing choice vouchers are meant to provide families with expanded housing options, many households in the program continue to live in impoverished, segregated neighborhoods. New research on the housing experiences of low-income families provides insight as to how assisted housing can better support housing and neighborhood choice.


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