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12 SEPTEMBER, 2023

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Owasso, Oklahoma: Providing a Safe and Stable Community for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

A New Leaf, a nonprofit in Tulsa, responded to the housing difficulties faced by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs) by opening The Village at A New Leaf, a 62-unit affordable housing community in Owasso, Oklahoma, in 2022. The Village offers a variety of housing options, including single-family homes, apartment buildings, and a dormitory for Transition Academy students.

Residents, earning less than 60 percent of the area median income, receive support in achieving greater independence through workforce training and life skills programs. Funded mainly through private donations and low-income housing tax credits, The Village has already enabled many residents to live independently, setting a promising precedent for addressing housing challenges for individuals with I/DDs nationwide.


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Bridging Health, Housing, and Generations: What the United States Might Learn from Germany’s Intentional Multigenerational Housing Demonstrations

This report explores a German initiative promoting multigenerational housing developments that encourage intergenerational interaction. It highlights five German projects funded by the "Wohnen für (Mehr)Generationen" federal program and examines similar efforts in the United States.

The report concludes by discussing lessons applicable to the U.S. and recommends policymakers explore leveraging existing programs to support multigenerational housing, citing its numerous benefits.




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PD&R Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Solomon Greene will be speaking at the Housing Technology Series symposium, “The Search for Affordable Rental Housing,” an event jointly sponsored by HUD and the Terner Housing Innovation Labs on Monday, September 25 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm ET. The virtual event will focus on how technology is changing how prospective renters find and access rental housing. Register here to attend.

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PD&R is an exhibitor at the Housing Assistance Council’s 2023 National Rural Housing Conference. The conference, titled “Build Rural,” will take place October 24–27 in Washington, D.C. and will convene practitioners, industry leaders, government officials, and other stakeholders to learn and share about best practices for building and supporting thriving rural communities.


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