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The Courtyard Offers Stability and Opportunity for Fort Wayne Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
The Courtyard Offers Stability and Opportunity for Fort Wayne Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

The Courtyard in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a 36-unit apartment building for youth aging out of foster care who earn less than 60 percent of the area median income.



Shreveport Ridge Addresses the Need for Workforce Housing in a High-Cost Virginia County
Shreveport Ridge Addresses the Need for Workforce Housing in a High-Cost Virginia County

Loudoun County, Virginia, on the western edge of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, is one of the most expensive places to live in the United States.



The 2017 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
The 2017 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

When the four finalist student teams arrived in Cleveland last month to visit one of the oldest public housing developments in the country, they knew that the site chosen for this year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing competition would challenge them to apply their planning skills to a larger context.




Housing for Homeless and Special Needs Individuals Aids in Neighborhood Revitalization in Columbus, Ohio
Housing for Homeless and Special Needs Individuals Aids in Neighborhood Revitalization in Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority in Columbus, Ohio, opened Franklin Station in September 2014 to replace Sunshine Terrace, a deteriorating public housing highrise.



Childhood Housing and Adult Earnings: A Between-Siblings Analysis of Housing Vouchers and Public Housing
Childhood Housing and Adult Earnings: A Between-Siblings Analysis of Housing Vouchers and Public Housing

A recent report sponsored by HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research through its Research Partnership program sheds new light on the long-term effects that participation in voucher-assisted and public housing can have on future earnings and incarceration rates.



2017 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit
2017 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit

The four finalist teams—New York University/Columbia, Rutgers University, the University of Michigan, and Yale University—that were selected during the initial phase of the Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition recently traveled to Cleveland to meet with the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) and explore the site identified for updated design and construction plans.


Capitol Hall Renovation Upgrades Supportive Housing for New York City’s Vulnerable
Capitol Hall Renovation Upgrades Supportive Housing for New York City’s Vulnerable

Capitol Hall, a supportive housing facility operated by the Goddard Riverside Community Center (GRCC), underwent a transformative renovation in 2015, when the 9-story building was converted from 200 single room occupancy (SRO) units to more private living spaces and expanded program spaces.






HOPE VI Data Compilation and Analysis
HOPE VI Data Compilation and Analysis

At the local level, developers and city governments use mixed-income housing as a strategy to deconcentrate poverty and rejuvenate neighborhoods. HUD implemented the HOPE VI program in the 1990s to follow through on its goal to support mixed-income housing.



Breaking Down Regulatory Barriers to Housing
Breaking Down Regulatory Barriers to Housing

Reducing regulatory barriers that decrease housing affordability has been a strong focus of HUD for more than three decades. In 1990, then HUD Secretary Jack Kemp established a 22-member advisory commission to explore the effects of various federal, state, and local laws and regulations on affordable housing development.


The Los Angeles Unified School District Provides Employee Housing in Sage Park Apartments
The Los Angeles Unified School District Provides Employee Housing in Sage Park Apartments

The Los Angeles Business Council’s 2008 report, “Workforce Housing Scorecard for Los Angeles,” highlighted the negative effects of the region’s shortage of affordable housing. The report noted that education, childcare, public safety, and health-care workers were experiencing particular difficulty in finding affordable options for ownership and rental housing.


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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