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Discussing Research, Practice, and Policy: PD&R’s Quarterly Update
Discussing Research, Practice, and Policy: PD&R’s Quarterly Update

For nearly a decade, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has hosted a regular public event — the Quarterly Update — at HUD Headquarters in Washington, DC, to announce its latest findings on the state of the U.S. housing market and convene expert panels to discuss timely issues in urban development.


Preparing a Place for Seniors in Santa Cruz, California
Preparing a Place for Seniors in Santa Cruz, California

Nestled along California’s Pacific Coast just south of San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz County is a community of about a quarter of a million people with close ties to the job centers of Silicon Valley.



The 2019 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition: University of Maryland Wins the Student Competition for a Second Year in a Row
The 2019 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition: University of Maryland Wins the Student Competition for a Second Year in a Row

The 2019 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition Awards Ceremony was held on April 17, 2019, at HUD Headquarters in Washington, DC.


Affordable Housing in Washington’s Gentrifying Brightwood Neighborhood
Affordable Housing in Washington’s Gentrifying Brightwood Neighborhood

Constructed in 1952 in the low-density Brightwood neighborhood of Washington, DC, Fort Stevens Place Apartments became affordable housing in the early 2000s.



Supportive Housing for a Diverse Community in the Bronx
Supportive Housing for a Diverse Community in the Bronx

When Walton House opened its doors in July 2018 in the Bronx, it launched a community that even its founders did not originally anticipate.



2019 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit – San Antonio Housing Authority, San Antonio, Texas
2019 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit – San Antonio Housing Authority, San Antonio, Texas

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition generated more interest and visibility than ever before.


Building Community Support for Affordable Housing in Yorba Linda, California
Building Community Support for Affordable Housing in Yorba Linda, California

Oakcrest Heights and Oakcrest Terrace are a pair of affordable housing developments with 121 affordable apartments in the Savi Ranch neighborhood of Yorba Linda, California.



The World Habitat Awards
The World Habitat Awards

The World Habitat Awards highlight best practices in housing around the globe. The awards were established in 1985 to help promote good housing practices.



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.


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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