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New St. Louis Fed Tool Dives Deep into Community Investment
New St. Louis Fed Tool Dives Deep into Community Investment

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis recently launched the Community Investment Explorer (CIE), an interactive tool that aggregates over 500,000 transactions from three programs that drive investment into underserved communities—the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) and New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) programs


Renovation of the Winston Hale Apartments Adds Units for Homeless Individuals in Honolulu
Renovation of the Winston Hale Apartments Adds Units for Homeless Individuals in Honolulu

In 2017, approximately 7,220 individuals experienced homelessness in the state of Hawaii; of these, more than two-thirds were in Honolulu.



Reducing Work Disincentives in the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Reducing Work Disincentives in the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Some policymakers have expressed concern that public assistance programs discourage participants from seeking employment or increasing their earnings because a higher income might disqualify them from a program and its benefits.



Lessons From RAD
Lessons From RAD

First authorized by Congress in 2012, HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program empowers public housing agencies (PHAs) to leverage private capital to address the backlog of deferred maintenance and capital improvement needs of the nation’s 1.2 million public housing units that was estimated to be $26 billion in 2010.


Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Berlin
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Berlin

The third city featured in the Global Cities and Affordable Housing series is Berlin, the capital of Germany and the European Union’s second most populous city.




Nonprofit Develops Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors and Special Needs Individuals in Albuquerque
Nonprofit Develops Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors and Special Needs Individuals in Albuquerque

In August 2016, the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership (GAHP), a nonprofit that constructs affordable housing, celebrated the grand opening of CUATRO, a 56-unit affordable housing development for low-income individuals over age 55 and individuals with special needs



Meeting the Future Housing Needs of Seniors
Meeting the Future Housing Needs of Seniors

By 2050, the population of individuals who are 65 and older in the United States is projected to double, growing faster than any other age group.




DeKalb County, Georgia, Uses Rental Assistance Demonstration Program to Expand Housing Options
DeKalb County, Georgia, Uses Rental Assistance Demonstration Program to Expand Housing Options

The Housing Authority of DeKalb County (HADC) in Georgia has innovatively used HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program to expand and preserve assisted housing at several sites in the county, including at The View, an 80-unit, mixed-income apartment building for seniors ages 62 and older.



Housing Cost Burden Among Housing Choice Voucher Participants
Housing Cost Burden Among Housing Choice Voucher Participants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, administered through local Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), provides housing assistance payments (HAP) to cover the difference between 30 percent of a household’s adjusted gross income and the cost of renting a standard, quality housing unit.



Building Healthy Places
Building Healthy Places

After improving for several years, health indicators for the U.S. population are now headed in the wrong direction. According to the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI’s) Building Healthy Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment, one in three adults is obese, an increase from one in eight in 1970, and only one out of every five adults meets overall physical activity guidelines.




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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