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Evaluation Tools for Community Development and Health
Evaluation Tools for Community Development and Health

As the affordable housing and community development sectors in the United States have become more aware of the intersection of health and housing, organizations have increasingly sought to implement programs that integrate their work with health-related programming.


Secure, Supportive Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Wichita, Kansas
Secure, Supportive Housing for Survivors of Domestic Violence in Wichita, Kansas

Opened in September 2016, the 28-unit affordable apartment development Bluffview Place represents the evolution of local service organization StepStone, Inc’s housing strategy for survivors of domestic violence and their children.


Building HUD’s Capacity To Partner With Philanthropy
Building HUD’s Capacity To Partner With Philanthropy

After Hurricane Sandy hit New York City and the surrounding region, one of two things could have happened.



The 2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition
The 2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition challenged students from the four finalist teams to create a community plan to address the needs of seniors and persons with disabilities.


Highlighting HUD's Best Practices Manual for Using Compressed Earth Blocks, An Interview with Michael Blanford
Using Compressed Earth Blocks in Home Construction, An Interview with Michael Blanford

A researcher with the University of Colorado submitted a grant application to develop best practices for using compressed earth blocks.


2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit – Dover Housing Authority at Whittier Falls, New Hampshire
2018 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit –Dover Housing Authority at Whittier Falls, New Hampshire

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition was markedly different from previous competitions.


Adapting to Natural Hazard Risk in Louisiana
Adapting to Natural Hazard Risk in Louisiana

Last November, the Center for Planning Excellence of Baton Rouge hosted the Rising Above Symposium, a two-day workshop to coordinate Louisiana’s plans for adapting to hazard risk and impending environmental change.


The Future of American Cities
The Future of American Cities

Rapid demographic and technological shifts in urban areas require city officials to pursue initiatives that promote inclusion and economic opportunity for residents.



Disaster Recovery Funds Affordable Burlington Willows Townhomes in Ward County, North Dakota
Disaster Recovery Funds Affordable Burlington Willows Townhomes in Ward County, North Dakota

During the summer of 2011, the Souris River in North Dakota flooded.



Whittier Lyndhurst Washington Contributes to Eco-District in Boston’s Codman Square
Whittier Lyndhurst Washington Contributes to Eco-District in Boston’s Codman Square

Boston’s Codman Square District in southern Dorchester is a racially diverse, predominantly lower-income neighborhood with a rich history.



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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