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Affordable Housing Funded by PILOT Program in Nashville
Affordable Housing Funded by PILOT Program in Nashville

Opened in summer 2017, the Paddock at Grandview is a 240-unit affordable housing development in the West Trinity Lane neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee.



“Artist-Led and Community-Driven”: Revitalizing Chicago’s South Side With Theaster Gates
Examining Whom the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program Serves

To artist and University of Chicago professor Theaster Gates, neighborhoods are not merely collections of buildings and infrastructure; they are fundamentally about the human beings who share a place and a history together.


Affordable Transit-Oriented Housing for Seniors in Pittsburgh Helps Community Revitalization Effort
Affordable Transit-Oriented Housing for Seniors in Pittsburgh Helps Community Revitalization Effort

In the northeast corner of Pittsburgh, Homewood Station Senior Apartments is helping the city realize its vision for community development in the struggling but promising Homewood neighborhood.


Social Equity and Urban Planning: Learning From Boston and Los Angeles
Social Equity and Urban Planning: Learning From Boston and Los Angeles

The experience of many booming cities illustrates that success often begets unintended social consequences.



Adaptive Reuse and Redevelopment in Schenectady, New York
Adaptive Reuse and Redevelopment in Schenectady, New York

A former factory in Schenectady, New York, is finding new life as supportive housing for men, including veterans, disabled individuals, and those facing mental illness.



Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties
Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties

After the Great Recession left many U.S. cities plagued with high vacancy rates, local governments and organizations began looking for new strategies to reshape vacant properties into community assets.



Affordable Housing in Kokomo, Indiana, Helps a Town Hit Hard by the Great Recession
Affordable Housing in Kokomo, Indiana, Helps a Town Hit Hard by the Great Recession

The city of Kokomo, Indiana, faces ongoing economic challenges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, including lower real household income, a rapidly deteriorating housing stock, and increased numbers of rent-burdened households.



Bridge Meadows Beaverton Provides a Supportive Community for Foster Families and Seniors
Bridge Meadows Beaverton Provides a Supportive Community for Foster Families and Seniors

Nonprofit developer Bridge Meadows specializes in creating affordable intergenerational communities for low-income foster families and seniors.



Permanent Supportive Housing for Women Recovering From Substance Abuse in Charleston, West Virginia
Permanent Supportive Housing for Women Recovering From Substance Abuse in Charleston, West Virginia

In December 2017, the nonprofit Recovery Point West Virginia, which runs 5 long-term residential recovery programs in West Virginia, teamed with developer AU Associates to open 24 one-bedroom apartments in Charleston.


Catalytic Development
Catalytic Development

Since the mid-1990s, economic changes have shifted Americans’ preferences for where they want to work and conduct business.



Creating Walkable and Bikeable Communities
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More and more Americans nationwide prefer to live in areas that are well served by a variety of transportation options, allowing them to meet their daily travel needs using personal automobiles, public transit, bicycling, or walking. Communities where residents can walk and bicycle, in particular, are increasingly in demand.
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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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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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