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Designing Affordable and Equitable Housing
Designing Affordable and Equitable Housing

The American Institute of Architects hosted the 2018 Conference on Architecture from June 21 to 23 in New York City.



From Historic Hospital to Affordable Housing for Seniors in Aurora, Illinois
From Historic Hospital to Affordable Housing for Seniors in Aurora, Illinois

A former hospital is finding new life as affordable housing for seniors in Aurora, Illinois.




State of the Nation’s Housing Report 2018
State of the Nation’s Housing Report 2018

The Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) recently released its annual “State of the Nation’s Housing” report for 2018.



New Austin Studio Apartments House Musicians and Vulnerable Populations
New Austin Studio Apartments House Musicians and Vulnerable Populations

Austin, Texas, is nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Recent surges in rent prices, however, combined with stagnating wages and a shortage of affordable units, threaten to displace many low-income Austinites, including local musicians.


Regulatory Barriers and Affordable Housing Quarterly Update
Regulatory Barriers and Affordable Housing Quarterly Update

Even though construction costs for new housing developments remain relatively stagnant, housing prices continue to rise, severely impacting the availability of affordable housing in the United States.



Affordable Apartments in Estes Park Serve Low-Income Workers Affected by Floods
Affordable Apartments in Estes Park Serve Low-Income Workers Affected by Floods

The resort community of Estes Park, Colorado, has a shortage of workforce housing that is compounded by economic seasonality, demography, and the catastrophic flooding of 2013.



Integrating Housing and Health
Integrating Housing and Health

Research indicates that a lack of safe, affordable housing can negatively impact health.




Considering SRO Housing in New York City and Beyond
Considering SRO Housing in New York City and Beyond

The rising cost of housing in many American cities has led to an affordability crisis for residents who find themselves either rent burdened or living with roommates out of necessity rather than preference.



Historic School Redeveloped as Senior Housing in Webster, Massachusetts
Historic School Redeveloped as Senior Housing in Webster, Massachusetts

A small town of approximately 17,000 people on the southern border of Massachusetts, Webster began redeveloping its downtown in 2010.



Reducing the Cost of Housing
Reducing the Cost of Housing

For many households in the United States, the cost of housing has become more expensive relative to income over the past few decades.



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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