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Adaptive Reuse of Historic High School Provides a Low-Carbon Community for Seniors in East Haven, Connecticut
Adaptive Reuse of Historic High School Provides a Low-Carbon Community for Seniors in East Haven, Connecticut

East Haven High School in East Haven, Connecticut, had been vacant for more than 20 years when town officials issued a request for proposals to rehabilitate the historic landmark.




Opportunities to Increase Housing Production and Preservation
Photo of housing in a residential neighborhood.

The United States needs more housing, and more varied types of housing, to meet households’ needs throughout the country.



Local Housing Strategies in the Wake of the Pandemic
Local Housing Strategies in the Wake of the Pandemic

In June 2021, the national housing development and advocacy nonprofit Enterprise Community Partners hosted HUD officials and local government executives from around the country in a webinar to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on housing, the vital importance of federal resources, and plans to ensure that affordable housing is equitable.



The Johnson Ranch Development Brings Workforce Housing to Rapid City, South Dakota
The Johnson Ranch Development Brings Workforce Housing to Rapid City, South Dakota

Johnson Ranch provides 77 single-family homes, a group foster house with affiliated apartments, and community spaces for residents of Rapid City, South Dakota.




The Advance Child Tax Credit: An Opportunity for HUD-Assisted Families with Children
The Advance Child Tax Credit: An Opportunity for HUD-Assisted Families with Children

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, also called the COVID-19 Stimulus Package, is a nearly $2 trillion economic stimulus bill passed by the 117th United States Congress in March 2021.



Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago
Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago

The 2017 completion of the Lofts on Arthington — a 181-unit affordable housing development with wraparound services built by mission-driven developer Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) — represents one of the final stages in a decades-long effort to rebuild the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago.




Innovative Funding Provides Culturally Specific Affordable Housing to Native Americans
Innovative Funding Provides Culturally Specific Affordable Housing to Native Americans

For the first time in the United States, Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) Program funds were used to construct affordable housing outside of reservation lands.




Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss
Maximizing New Federal Resources to Address Homelessness and Prevent Housing Loss

The more than $30 billion in rental housing funds included in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) provide a historic opportunity to make measurable progress towards ending homelessness and preventing housing loss in America.



The Bloom Colocates Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia
The Bloom Colocates Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia

Opened in 2020, the Bloom is a 97-unit affordable housing development that shares its 7-story building in the Braddock Road neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, with Carpenter’s Shelter, a ground-floor emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness.



Equitable Rebuilding in Detroit Through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund
Equitable Rebuilding in Detroit Through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund

African-American residents of Detroit experienced devastating effects from the Great Recession. Job losses in the auto industry set off a chain reaction of income loss, declining property values, and depressed municipal tax revenue that induced the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.



The Village at Washington Terrace Preserves Affordable Housing in Gentrifying East Raleigh, North Carolina
The Village at Washington Terrace Preserves Affordable Housing in Gentrifying East Raleigh, North Carolina

Opened in 2019, The Village at Washington Terrace is an affordable housing development located in the historic East Raleigh neighborhood of Raleigh, North Carolina.



The Atlantis Apartments Provide Affordable, Accessible Units for Residents With Disabilities in Denver, Colorado
The Atlantis Apartments Provide Affordable, Accessible Units for Residents  With Disabilities in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado, like many communities across the United States, has struggled to address the affordable housing needs of people with disabilities because housing that is both affordable and accessible to people experiencing physical, sensory, intellectual, or developmental disabilities is in short supply.


Leveraging Private Investment To Meet Affordable Housing Needs
Leveraging Private Investment To Meet Affordable Housing Needs

Public spending forms the basis of affordable housing production or preservation. When public funds are unavailable or prioritized elsewhere, however, nongovernmental entities can fill this financing gap with private investment funds.



Los Angeles ADU Standard Plan Program Captures a New Demographic To Increase the Affordable Housing Supply
Los Angeles ADU Standard Plan Program Captures a New Demographic To Increase the Affordable Housing Supply

Land scarcity — the lack of vacant, developable land — is an obstacle to eliminating Los Angeles’ affordable housing shortage.



Bringing New Affordable Housing to the Historic Town Center of Surprise, Arizona
Bringing New Affordable Housing to the Historic Town Center of Surprise, Arizona

The fast-growing city of Surprise, Arizona, located 20 miles northwest of Phoenix in geographically expansive Maricopa County, is now host to Heritage at Surprise, a 100-unit affordable housing development serving low-income residents, with some units set aside for people who have experienced chronic homelessness and people living with severe mental illness.


Learning From the Pandemic Response: Converting Hotels to Shelter or Housing
Learning From the Pandemic Response: Converting Hotels to Shelter or Housing

As the COVID-19 virus spread in the United States in early 2020, governments took extraordinary measures to try and curtail the pathogen’s spread, imposing lockdowns, restricting travel, and recommending social distancing.



New Affordable Housing and New Opportunity in LaGrange, Georgia
The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the LaGrange Housing Authority (LHA), which serves the small city of LaGrange, Georgia, as well as the rest of Troup County and other nearby areas, completed a new affordable housing project.



The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The 2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition partnered with Fresno Housing Authority (FHA) to challenge teams to create innovative workforce housing solutions for residents of Firebaugh, California.



The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles
The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Rolland Curtis Gardens opened in November 2019 in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.




Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher Program

HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides low-income renters access to affordable, stable, and quality housing.