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Capitol Hall Renovation Upgrades Supportive Housing for New York City’s Vulnerable
Capitol Hall Renovation Upgrades Supportive Housing for New York City’s Vulnerable

Capitol Hall, a supportive housing facility operated by the Goddard Riverside Community Center (GRCC), underwent a transformative renovation in 2015, when the 9-story building was converted from 200 single room occupancy (SRO) units to more private living spaces and expanded program spaces.






HOPE VI Data Compilation and Analysis
HOPE VI Data Compilation and Analysis

At the local level, developers and city governments use mixed-income housing as a strategy to deconcentrate poverty and rejuvenate neighborhoods. HUD implemented the HOPE VI program in the 1990s to follow through on its goal to support mixed-income housing.



Breaking Down Regulatory Barriers to Housing
Breaking Down Regulatory Barriers to Housing

Reducing regulatory barriers that decrease housing affordability has been a strong focus of HUD for more than three decades. In 1990, then HUD Secretary Jack Kemp established a 22-member advisory commission to explore the effects of various federal, state, and local laws and regulations on affordable housing development.


The Los Angeles Unified School District Provides Employee Housing in Sage Park Apartments
The Los Angeles Unified School District Provides Employee Housing in Sage Park Apartments

The Los Angeles Business Council’s 2008 report, “Workforce Housing Scorecard for Los Angeles,” highlighted the negative effects of the region’s shortage of affordable housing. The report noted that education, childcare, public safety, and health-care workers were experiencing particular difficulty in finding affordable options for ownership and rental housing.


Honoring Preservation Efforts With the ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
Honoring Preservation Efforts With the ACHP/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

Historic preservation efforts restore or rehabilitate buildings that have architectural and cultural significance. When these efforts include expanding affordable housing or promoting economic development, they also help support HUD’s mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.


Wabash Estates Provides Cooperative Affordable Housing for Seniors in Baltimore
Wabash Estates Provides Cooperative Affordable Housing for Seniors in Baltimore

Most seniors prefer to live at home rather than move to an institution. Aging in place has been shown to reduce costs for older individuals, healthcare systems, and governments.




The Native American Housing Needs Study
The Native American Housing Needs Study

In 2009, Congress directed HUD to produce a national assessment of Native American housing needs. Seven years and $6 million later, the Assessment of American Indian and Alaska Native Housing Needs is complete. (The study of Native Hawaiian housing needs is also complete, but not yet published.)



Transit-Oriented Development Offers Affordable Housing and Amenities in North Minneapolis
Transit-Oriented Development Offers Affordable Housing and Amenities in North Minneapolis

In January 2016, developer Building Blocks held the grand opening for the Commons at Penn Avenue, a mixed-use development served by several current and planned public transportation lines in the Willard-Hay neighborhood of north Minneapolis.
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Improving the Lives of Children in Public Housing
Improving the Lives of Children in Public Housing

On January 18, 2017, the Urban Institute presented findings of a community assessment of needs and opportunities for children in public housing in Washington, DC. Commissioned by the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) and conducted in partnership with Howard University and the University of the District of Columbia, the survey identifies the need for supportive services and potentially provides benchmarks against which DCHA can measure progress, said DCHA executive director Adrianne Todman.
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How Housing Matters
How Housing Matters

On December 13, 2016, the National Housing Conference hosted the third How Housing Matters Conference in partnership with the Urban Institute, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, and the Urban Land Institute Terwilliger Center for Housing with sponsorship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
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Highlighting Best Practices Through the HUD Secretary's Awards
Highlighting Best Practices Through the HUD Secretary's Awards

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.
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Taking on Pressing Challenges with the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III
Taking on Pressing Challenges with the New Urban Agenda at Habitat III

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.
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New Housing and Healthcare for the Homeless in Denver
New Housing and Healthcare for the Homeless in Denver

By 2013, the Stout Street Clinic had served the low-income and homeless populations of Denver, Colorado, for nearly 30 years.
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The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood
The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

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.
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