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Sylvia Odom’s Place Is the Next Step Toward Independent Living for Formerly Homeless Individuals in Seattle
Sylvia Odom’s Place Is the Next Step Toward Independent Living for Formerly Homeless Individuals in Seattle

In January 2016, nonprofit housing provider Plymouth Housing Group (Plymouth) opened its 13th permanent supportive housing development in Seattle, Washington.


Landlords and the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Landlords and the Housing Choice Voucher Program

New HUD research explores the role that urban landlords play in shaping housing outcomes among participants in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. The willingness of landlords to accept vouchers significantly influences the housing opportunities available to program participants.


A Snapshot of HUD-Assisted Households
A Snapshot of HUD-Assisted Households

The U.S. government has offered housing assistance to low-income renters since enacting the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, and much of this assistance has been provided through programs offered by HUD and its predecessor agencies.


Vacant Building in Detroit Redeveloped as Affordable Housing
Vacant Building in Detroit Redeveloped as Affordable Housing

In December 2016, officials celebrated the grand opening of Treymore Apartments, an apartment building in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood that is more than a century old and had been vacant for more than 20 years before undergoing a $6.5 million full rehabilitation.


Secure, Supportive Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Wichita, Kansas
Secure, Supportive Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Wichita, Kansas

Opened in September 2016, the 28-unit affordable apartment development Bluffview Place represents the evolution of local service organization StepStone, Inc’s housing strategy for survivors of domestic violence and their children.


Bridging a Gap in Affordable Housing for Families in Phoenix
Breaking Ground’s Boston Road Facility Provides Supportive Housing in the Bronx

Opened in spring 2016, Parsons Village adds 48 units of affordable, subsidized housing in Phoenix targeting chronically homeless families, a population whose housing needs had previously been largely unaddressed in Maricopa County.


The 2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
The 2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition challenged students from the four finalist teams to create a community plan to address the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities.


Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Cape Town
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Cape Town

Among its many unique attributes, South Africa has three capital cities. Pretoria is the capital of the executive branch of government, Bloemfontein is the country’s judicial capital, and Cape Town is the home of the country’s legislative branch.


Breaking Ground’s Boston Road Facility Provides Supportive Housing in the Bronx
Breaking Ground’s Boston Road Facility Provides Supportive Housing in the Bronx

Opened in 2016, Boston Road is a permanent supportive housing facility serving formerly homeless and low-income adults in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, New York.



A Health Picture of HUD-Assisted Children
A Health Picture of HUD-Assisted Children

Policymakers and public health professionals increasingly recognize the need to better understand how neighborhood and housing affordability, quality, and stability affect people’s health and well-being.



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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