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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.





Providing Special Needs Housing through Scattered-Site Homes in Durant, Oklahoma
Providing Special Needs Housing through Scattered-Site Homes in Durant, Oklahoma

The city of Durant, the county seat of Bryan County, Oklahoma, faces a shortage of affordable housing, particularly for individuals with disabilities who require unique accommodations.



Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Hong Kong
Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Hong Kong

Most global cities experience challenges in providing affordable housing. For the second city in our series on affordable housing, we examine Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China.




Defining Housing Affordability
Defining Housing Affordability

Housing programs in the United States have long measured housing affordability in terms of percentage of income.




Affordable Senior Housing at Philadelphia’s Hardy Williams Veterans Center
Affordable Senior Housing at Philadelphia’s Hardy Williams Veterans Center

The Hardy Williams Veterans Center, a $14.2 million permanent supportive housing facility in Southwest Philadelphia, opened in February 2014.



Filling the Gaps in Housing
Filling the Gaps in Housing

Urban areas with plentiful employment opportunities, higher median wages, and a wide range of amenities are attractive destinations for millennials.




Affordable Housing Opens near Transit in Denver, Colorado
Affordable Housing Opens near Transit in Denver, Colorado

As of 2012, the city of Denver had a shortage of more than 27,000 affordable rental units. As part of his pledge to reduce its affordable housing gap, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock unveiled the 3x5 Initiative in July 2013, a plan to construct and preserve 3,000 affordable housing units over 5 years.



Preserving Affordable Rental Housing in Rural America
Preserving Affordable Rental Housing in Rural America

In May 2017, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System held a webinar on preservation of affordable housing in rural communities.




A Historic School Becomes Senior Housing in Brewer, Maine
A Historic School Becomes Senior Housing in Brewer, Maine

The building that housed Brewer Middle School in the city of Brewer, Maine, a town with fewer than 10,000 residents just across the Penobscot River from Bangor, had sat vacant since 2010.



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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