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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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HUD’s New Rental Affordability Index
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Interest in rental affordability has grown in recent years. Since 2000, rental prices have outpaced income growth, and the share of renters has risen since the Great Recession.
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Rochester View Apartments Provide Affordable Housing Designed for Residents Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Use ASL
Rochester View Apartments Provide Affordable Housing Designed for Residents Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Use ASL

Henrietta, New York, is located near the city of Rochester, where the Rochester School for the Deaf and the National Center for Deaf Health Research are situated.
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Affordable Housing in Central Washington State for Seasonal Agricultural Workers
Affordable Housing in Central Washington State for Seasonal Agricultural Workers

Finding affordable rental housing is difficult for seasonal farmworkers who travel to Washington state, the nation’s top producer of apples, cherries, red raspberries, and several other crops.
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The Prosperity Playbook: A Preview Edition
The Prosperity Playbook: A Preview Edition

The Prosperity Playbook is a HUD-sponsored online resource for local officials and planners that will launch in fall 2016. An initiative of HUD Secretary Julián Castro, the Prosperity Playbook will serve as a repository of ideas, best practices, and case studies for fostering equitable and inclusive community growth.
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New Supportive Housing for At-Risk Veterans in Gary Uses Innovative Funding
New Supportive Housing for At-Risk Veterans in Gary Uses Innovative Funding

Supportive housing — the provision of stable, affordable housing along with access to medical and mental health, employment, educational, and other services — has shown promise in reducing homelessness and decreasing hospitalizations for at-risk populations, among other desirable outcomes.
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Evaluation of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Interim Report

Evaluation of HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD): Interim Report

Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in 2012 to stem the potential loss of public housing and other subsidized housing units because of the growing backlog of unfunded capital needs.
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Building Partnerships, Building Communities: Exploring Tribal Housing Opportunities in the Northern Plains
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PD&R speaks with Lourdes Castro Ramírez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, about a housing summit hosted by HUD’s Northern Plains Office of Native American Programs (NPONAP) and the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) to explore innovative models and solutions to preserving and expanding affordable housing.     readmore

 
Fostering Child Well-Being and Healthy Homes – Part 2
Fostering Child Well-Being and Healthy Homes – Part 2

The federal government has long recognized the connection between housing and health. As HUD Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) Katherine O’Regan noted in the Winter 2016 issue of Evidence Matters, part of HUD’s mission from the start has been the promotion of healthy and sanitary housing.
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Grassroots Community Development Creating New Housing, Education, and Wellness Opportunities in Birmingham
Grassroots Community Development Creating New Housing, Education, and Wellness Opportunities in Birmingham

Over the past several decades, Birmingham, Alabama, has experienced substantial outmigration to the suburbs, and the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood has mirrored this trend.
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Reinhard Manor Offers Residents of Woodbridge an Opportunity to Age in Place
Reinhard Manor Offers Residents of Woodbridge an Opportunity to Age in Place

To implement Woodbridge Township’s 2012 Housing Plan Element and Fair Share Plan, the township council decided to build at least one affordable senior housing development in each of the community’s neighborhoods.
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Fostering Child Well-Being and Healthy Homes
Fostering Child Well-Being and Healthy Homes

Poor-quality, unhealthy housing poses both short- and long-term risks for resident safety and well-being and results in long-term costs to both individuals and society.
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Hillsboro’s Orenco Station Adds Passive House Affordable Housing

Hillsboro’s Orenco Station Adds Passive House Affordable Housing

Located west of Portland, Oregon, in the city of Hillsboro, the new urbanist Orenco Station neighborhood embodies many of the region’s environmentally responsible urban planning policies.
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Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity Builds Affordable, Energy-Efficient Homes in Manchester, Vermont

Bennington Area Habitat for Humanity Builds Affordable, Energy-Efficient Homes in Manchester, Vermont

Even with a population of only 4,391, the town of Manchester in southwestern Vermont struggles with the high housing costs experienced throughout the state.
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Expanding Affordable Senior Housing and Building Community in Seattle, Washington
Expanding Affordable Senior Housing and Building Community in Seattle, Washington

Leschi House, an affordable housing development in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, opened in March 2015 after a full renovation and expansion.
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Davis Park Residents Use Transportation Project Mitigation to Strengthen Their Neighborhood
Davis Park Residents Use Transportation Project Mitigation to Strengthen Their Neighborhood

The Newtown Pike Extension, a four-lane, 1.5-mile-long divided street with bike lanes and sidewalks, is being constructed in Lexington, Kentucky, in four phases with completion expected in the 2020s.
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Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
Site Visit to Santa Barbara, California
Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

The theme of this year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition (IAH) is expanding access to family housing for the Monteria Village community located in Santa Barbara, California.
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Expanding Safe Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors in the District of Columbia
Expanding Safe Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors in the District of Columbia

Domestic violence and homelessness are inextricably linked. Many women must leave their housing to escape a violent partner. Others lose their housing because their partner’s actions, including violence, other criminal behavior, destruction of property, and economic sabotage, prevent them from remaining self-sufficient and housed.
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