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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.




Historic California Hotel Provides Affordable Housing in Oakland, California
Historic California Hotel Provides Affordable Housing in Oakland, California

The California Hotel, a distinctive Mission-style building of red brick, stucco, and tile, has been a prominent feature of Oakland, California’s San Pablo Avenue since its construction in 1929. The five-story building was converted into affordable housing in the late 1980s but went into foreclosure in 2007 following the dissolution of its operating agency




Addressing Housing and Health
Addressing Housing and Health

On July 26, 2017, the National League of Cities partnered with the Urban Institute to host “Addressing Housing and Health: How Cities Are Making a Difference,” an event in which speakers and panelists discussed the need for localities to address the intersection of housing and health.




Affordable Housing Honoring Native American Cultural Values in Phoenix, Arizona
Affordable Housing Honoring Native American Cultural Values in Phoenix, Arizona

Cedar Crossing, located about two miles north of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, is an affordable housing project developed by Native American Connections (NAC), a nonprofit organization providing behavioral health care, affordable housing, and community programs that honor Native American cultural ideals.




CAMBA Gardens Provides Supportive, Affordable Housing on Hospital Grounds in Brooklyn, New York
CAMBA Gardens Provides Supportive, Affordable Housing on Hospital Grounds in Brooklyn, New York

As of January 2017, more than 62,000 people, including nearly 16,000 families, slept in shelters each night in New York City.




Apartment Demand for the Next 15 Years: Can We Meet the Need?
Apartment Demand for the Next 15 Years: Can We Meet the Need?

On July 13, 2017, the Urban Institute hosted a panel discussion at its headquarters in Washington, DC, to evaluate the affordability of the multifamily housing market and its ability to respond to demand.




Affordable Housing Complements Redevelopment in Minneapolis’ North Loop Neighborhood
Affordable Housing Complements Redevelopment in Minneapolis’ North Loop Neighborhood

The North Loop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is home to a historic warehouse district that in recent decades has been transformed into a trendy residential neighborhood.



Characteristics of HUD-Assisted Renters
Characteristics of HUD-Assisted Renters

A new study sponsored by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research provides information on the characteristics of the households living in HUD-assisted housing, including public housing residents, residents of project-based voucher units, and housing choice voucher tenants.





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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