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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.



Designing Affordable and Equitable Housing
Designing Affordable and Equitable Housing

The American Institute of Architects hosted the 2018 Conference on Architecture from June 21 to 23 in New York City.



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.


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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