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Diverse Projects and Shared Effort Characterize Opportunity Zone Initiatives
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Opportunity Zones are a place-based strategy to spur needed revitalization in underinvested areas throughout the United States.



Riverview Terrace Navigates RAD Renovation To Continue Providing Affordable Housing to Low-Income Seniors in Westbrook, Maine
Riverview Terrace Navigates RAD Renovation To Continue Providing Affordable Housing to Low-Income Seniors in Westbrook, Maine

One-fifth of Maine’s population is older than 65, but much of the state’s housing stock is ill-suited for older residents, lacking accessibility and, often, affordability.




Combining Affordable Housing With Medical Care and Education
Combining Affordable Housing With Medical Care and Education

Despite the economic success that characterizes many parts of the city, residents of Washington, DC’s 7th Ward continue to experience poverty, homelessness, and inadequate access to medical care at disproportionate rates.




Promoting Research-Informed Policy and Practice With Evidence Matters
Promoting Research-Informed Policy and Practice With Evidence Matters

Since 2011, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research has published Evidence Matters, a journal aimed at policymakers, researchers, and practitioners that focuses on the ways in which research informs housing and community development policy.



The Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar Apartments Complete the New Dana Strand Revitalization Project in Los Angeles, California
The Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar Apartments Complete the New Dana Strand Revitalization Project in Los Angeles, California

Opened in 2018, the Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar affordable housing developments represent the fourth and final phase of the New Dana Strand Revitalization project in the oceanside Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles.




HUD User Case Studies
HUD User Case Studies

Since 1978, HUD User ¬¬has served as the Office of Policy Development and Research’s central information source for housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, practitioners, and the American public. HUD User is the primary source for federal government reports and information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics.



Catholic Charities Brings People to “Higher Ground”
Catholic Charities Brings People to “Higher Ground”

The Dorothy Day Center, opened in 1981 in St. Paul, Minnesota, was originally intended to “provide daytime services and respite to the vulnerable.”




Permanent Housing for the Hardest Cases
Permanent Housing for the Hardest Cases

On June 18, 2020, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network hosted a virtual symposium to examine ways to improve access to care for people experiencing homelessness and those living with serious mental illness and substance use disorders.



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.




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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