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Preserving and Transforming a Longtime Affordable Housing Development in Salem, Oregon
Preserving and Transforming a Longtime Affordable Housing Development in Salem, Oregon

Charleston, South Carolina, is noted for its unique and well-preserved architectural heritage, a legacy that continues to inspire contemporary design in the city.



Keeping Housing Affordable: The Growing Need To Preserve Existing Housing
Keeping Housing Affordable: The Growing Need To Preserve Existing Housing

Medical advances and other demographic changes have increased life expectancy in the United States, and seniors now represent a higher percentage of the U.S. population than ever before.



Award-Winning Affordable Housing Puts a Modern Twist on Classic Charleston Architecture
Award-Winning Affordable Housing Puts a Modern Twist on Classic Charleston Architecture

Charleston, South Carolina, is noted for its unique and well-preserved architectural heritage, a legacy that continues to inspire contemporary design in the city.



Achieving Spatial Justice in the Aging Society
Achieving Spatial Justice in the Aging Society

Medical advances and other demographic changes have increased life expectancy in the United States, and seniors now represent a higher percentage of the U.S. population than ever before.



Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need
Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need

During World War I, the U.S. Army opened a munitions plant at the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Perry Point, Maryland, a rural community approximately 50 miles northeast of Baltimore.



Affordable Housing Goes Green in Anchorage, Alaska
Affordable Housing Goes Green in Anchorage, Alaska

The Muldoon Garden apartment complex, located near the eastern edge of Anchorage, Alaska, is expanding the city’s availability of affordable housing while demonstrating how sustainable, environmentally conscious design is both feasible and beneficial.



Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation: Final Report
Rental Assistance Demonstration Evaluation: Final Report

A new study presents the culmination of research that began in 2014 on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD), which aims to curb the loss of public housing. RAD is a voluntary program that allows public housing agencies (PHAs) to convert public housing projects to either Project-Based Voucher (PBV) or Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) contracts.




Community Land Trusts and Stable Affordable Housing
Community Land Trusts and Stable Affordable Housing

The use of community land trusts (CLTs) is an increasingly common strategy to ensure the availability of permanently affordable housing for residents who might otherwise be priced out of their neighborhoods.



The St. James Plaza Affordable Apartments Provide a Lasting Legacy for a Faith Community in Alexandria, Virginia
The St. James Plaza Affordable Apartments Provide a Lasting Legacy for a Faith Community in Alexandria, Virginia

By 2013, the congregation of the St. James United Methodist Church had resolved to relocate from their large property in the Beauregard neighborhood of western Alexandria, Virginia, to a smaller site in the city’s downtown.


New Metrics for Measuring Employment Outcomes for HUD-Assisted Households
Deriving Local Trend Factors for Fair Market Rent Estimation

The provision of safe, decent, and affordable housing is central to HUD’s mission.




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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