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Examining the Effects of the Rental Assistance Demonstration on Children Living in Public Housing in Fresno, California
Examining the Effects of the Rental Assistance Demonstration on Children Living in Public Housing in Fresno, California

Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in 2012 to curb the potential loss of public housing as a result of the backlog of unmet capital needs.



Mosaic Gardens at Westlake Provides Supportive and Intergenerational Housing in Los Angeles
Mosaic Gardens at Westlake Provides Supportive and Intergenerational Housing in Los Angeles

California’s rapid population growth has increased the demand for affordable housing. Current estimates indicate that the state’s population could grow from 39.5 million (as of 2017) to 44 million by 2030.




The 2020 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
The 2020 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition challenged students from the four finalist teams to create innovative housing that preserved and celebrated the unique culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico.



Housing Nonprofit and Church Partner To Build Gilliam Place Apartments in Arlington, Virginia
Housing Nonprofit and Church Partner To Build Gilliam Place Apartments in Arlington, Virginia

Arlington County, Virginia, part of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, has an acute shortage of affordable housing.




Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program Phase II Evaluation
Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program Phase II Evaluation

A recent research report from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research provides new insight into outcomes associated with HUD’s Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program, which provides rental assistance to extremely low-income nonelderly persons with disabilities.



Replacing Aging Public Housing in Birmingham, Alabama
Replacing Aging Public Housing in Birmingham, Alabama

For more than 60 years, the Titusville neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, had been home to Loveman Village, a 500-unit public housing project that, over time, had accumulated a raft of social and infrastructure problems.



2020 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit: Santa Fe County Housing Authority, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2020 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
Site Visit: Santa Fe County Housing Authority, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition will challenge the four finalist teams — the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Maryland at College Park; the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Yale University — to create innovative housing while preserving and celebrating the unique culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Willow Terrace Provides Housing and Services for Individuals With Severe Mental Health Challenges in Ukiah, California
Willow Terrace Provides Housing and Services for Individuals With Severe Mental Health Challenges in Ukiah, California

In rural California, cities such as Ukiah in Mendocino County that already contend with housing shortages have also been battling successive wildfires since 2015, which have further eroded the housing supply.



Arts-Based Programming Supports Aging in Place
Arts-Based Programming Supports Aging in Place

Socially focused programming and amenities are providing people aged 62 and older an affordable opportunity for vibrant aging at the Olivera Senior Apartments in Pomona, California.



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.



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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