Recognizing and sharing best practices in the field is one of the ways in which HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) fulfills its mission to inform policy development and implementation and improve life in American communities.
More than 30,000 people gathered in Quito, Ecuador, from October 17 to October 20, 2016, for Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development and the last major United Nations conference of the Obama administration.
Woodlawn Park is a multiphased, mixed-use, mixed-income revitalization project being developed in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, and The Burnham at Woodlawn Park is the most recently completed residential phase of the project.
The Prosperity Playbook is a HUD-sponsored online resource for local officials and planners that will launch in fall 2016. An initiative of HUD Secretary Julián Castro, the Prosperity Playbook will serve as a repository of ideas, best practices, and case studies for fostering equitable and inclusive community growth.
Supportive housing — the provision of stable, affordable housing along with access to medical and mental health, employment, educational, and other services — has shown promise in reducing homelessness and decreasing hospitalizations for at-risk populations, among other desirable outcomes.
Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in 2012 to stem the potential loss of public housing and other subsidized housing units because of the growing backlog of unfunded capital needs.
PD&R speaks with Lourdes Castro Ramírez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, about a housing summit hosted by HUD’s Northern Plains Office of Native American Programs (NPONAP) and the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) to explore innovative models and solutions to preserving and expanding affordable housing.
The federal government has long recognized the connection between housing and health. As HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) Katherine O’Regan noted in the Winter 2016 issue of Evidence Matters, part of HUD’s mission from the start has been the promotion of healthy and sanitary housing.
To implement Woodbridge Township’s 2012 Housing Plan Element and Fair Share Plan, the township council decided to build at least one affordable senior housing development in each of the community’s neighborhoods.
Site Visit to Santa Barbara, California
The theme of this year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH) is expanding access to family housing for the Monteria Village community located in Santa Barbara, California.
Domestic violence and homelessness are inextricably linked. Many women must leave their housing to escape a violent partner. Others lose their housing because their partner’s actions, including violence, other criminal behavior, destruction of property, and economic sabotage, prevent them from remaining self-sufficient and housed.
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Research & Publications
Housing Needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in Tribal Areas: A Report From the Assessment of American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Housing Needs: Executive Summary
Creating Walkable and Bikeable Communities
Cityscape, Volume 18, Number 3, 2016