AFFORDABLE HOUSING
HUD USER Home > PD&R Edge Home > Affordable Housing Archive


Revitalization Effort in Historic District Supports Rehabilitation of Old Wooden Mill
Revitalization Effort in Historic District Supports Rehabilitation of Old Wooden Mill

The city of Thomasville, North Carolina, is known for its history as a top manufacturer of high-end furniture for most of the 20th century.




2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit: Fresno Housing Authority, City of Firebaugh, California
2021 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit: Fresno Housing Authority, City of Firebaugh, California

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition will challenge the four final teams to create innovative housing solutions for residents of Firebaugh, California, a largely agricultural community.



Housing Indigenous Youth Helps Heal Intergenerational Trauma
Housing Indigenous Youth Helps Heal Intergenerational Trauma

In Minnesota, residents identifying as Native American comprise 2 percent of the state’s population yet represent 22 percent of all homeless youth.




Closing the African American Homeownership Gap
Closing the African American Homeownership Gap

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibits discrimination based on race in the sale of housing, yet African Americans still experience the effects of explicit and implicit policies that barred them from the housing market before the act’s passage as well as ongoing discrimination in some cases.



Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities Grant Program
Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities Grant Program

The Higher Education Act defines an HBCU as … any Historically Black College or University that was established prior to 1964 whose principal mission was, and is the education of Black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association.



Redwood Crossings Provides Permanent Supportive Housing in Salem, Oregon
Redwood Crossings Provides Permanent Supportive Housing in Salem, Oregon

Redwood Crossings is the first development in Salem, Oregon, to offer permanent supportive housing to individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.




Uncovering the Spatial Heterogeneity of Gentrification
Uncovering the Spatial Heterogeneity of Gentrification

Although gentrification is a significant concern among affordable housing and community advocates, most research examining the significance and patterns of gentrification has produced inconsistent results.



The 2020 Ivory Prize Winners
The 2020 Ivory Prize Winners

The Ivory Prize recognizes and provides material support to "ambitious, feasible, and scalable solutions to housing affordability."



Douglas Greene Apartments Provides Affordable Housing in Wildfire-Affected Kodak, Tennessee
Douglas Greene Apartments Provides Affordable Housing in Wildfire-Affected Kodak, Tennessee

Douglas Greene Apartments is an affordable housing development in the town of Kodak in Sevier County, Tennessee, that opened in spring 2020.




Increasing Multifamily Housing Near Transit in Massachusetts
Increasing Multifamily Housing Near Transit in Massachusetts

Despite economic growth from 2009 to 2020, housing supply in Greater Boston fell short of demand, and at the same time, housing prices increased 53 percent.



COVID-19 Risk Factors Among HUD-Assisted Renters
COVID-19 Risk Factors Among HUD-Assisted Renters

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching effects on societal health and well-being. Certain groups are more at risk than others for becoming infected with COVID-19 or for experiencing more severe health outcomes if they do get infected.



The Watson’s Mixed-Income Approach Provides Workforce Housing in Quincy, Massachusetts
The Watson’s Mixed-Income Approach Provides Workforce Housing in Quincy, Massachusetts

The Boston metropolitan area housing market has long been among the most expensive in the United States.




The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2020
The State of the Nation’s Housing in 2020

For more than 30 years, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) has compiled an annual State of the Nation’s Housing report that reviews present housing conditions in the United States and analyzes long-term trends.



Honoring East Austin’s Past and Preserving an Affordable Future
Honoring East Austin’s Past and Preserving an Affordable Future

Austin, the capital of Texas and home to the flagship University of Texas campus, has grown rapidly over the past decade.




Coordinating Housing and Health Care for Vulnerable Populations
Coordinating Housing and Health Care for Vulnerable Populations

Among affordable housing advocates and public health experts, consensus is growing on the need for more coordination between the housing and health sectors.



Bringing Education and Affordable Housing Together for Farmworker Families in California
Bringing Education and Affordable Housing Together for Farmworker Families in California

The Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York, faces some significant challenges, such as providing affordable housing for seniors and reducing overcrowding in local childcare and education facilities.




When the Rent Eats First From Incomes Large and Small, Is the Traditional Measure of Cost Burden Still Useful?
When the Rent Eats First From Incomes Large and Small, Is the Traditional Measure of Cost Burden Still Useful?

The 30 percent measure of housing affordability, a longstanding guideline in both public policy and academic circles, posits that a household is cost burdened if it spends more than 30 percent of its income on housing costs.



HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020
HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020

It is the mission of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to provide reliable and objective housing research and market data for its constituents — housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public.



An Intergenerational Colocation: Senior Affordable Housing and a Childcare Facility in Queens, New York
An Intergenerational Colocation: Senior Affordable Housing and a Childcare Facility in Queens, New York

The Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York, faces some significant challenges, such as providing affordable housing for seniors and reducing overcrowding in local childcare and education facilities.




Making and Maintaining Housing Affordability
Making and Maintaining Housing Affordability

Policymakers and researchers, over the course of decades, have developed numerous approaches to promoting housing affordability.