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PD&R Edge Elist 02/26/2013


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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 PD&R Senior Leadership:
Work on the Research Roadmap Nears Completion

Since October 2011, PD&R staff have engaged with outside partners and stakeholders in an unprecedented effort to shape HUD’s research agenda. In preparation for the release of the Research Roadmap, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd M. Richardson discusses the development of the Research Roadmap and how it will inform PD&R’s research projects over the next five years.

In Practice:
Tagliareni Plaza Offers Transit-Oriented, Mixed-Income Rental Housing in Bayonne

Bayonne, New Jersey’s Scattered Site Redevelopment Plan and the Bayonne Affordable Housing Trust Fund are creating affordable housing opportunities on underutilized properties in transit accessible locations. Opening in July 2013, Tagliareni Plaza will provide 46 units of mixed-income housing along the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line.

Policy Update:
Paths to Homeownership for Low-Income and Minority Households

As the country continues to recover from the Great Recession, homeownership remains an important vehicle for building and accumulating wealth. The most recent issue of Evidence Matters explores the importance and challenges of homeownership for low-income and minority households.




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U.S. Housing Market Conditions Online
Beginning in April 2013, PD&R’s U.S. Housing Market Conditions quarterly report will transition from a print-based report to a more dynamic, customizable online resource. The improvements will allow users enhanced functionality and easier access to the data that matters to them most.


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