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Mobilizing Surplus State Land for Affordable Housing In Downtown Sacramento
Mobilizing Surplus State Land for Affordable Housing In Downtown Sacramento

To help address California’s housing affordability crisis, Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order (EO) in 2019 to boost the use of surplus state-owned land for affordable housing development.



PD&R and Public Housing
PD&R and Public Housing

In 1974, Michael Moskow, then the assistant secretary of the newly formed Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), stated in the November issue of HUD Challenge...




Call for Entries for the 2024 Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Secretary’s Award
Call for Entries for the 2024 Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Secretary’s Award

Every year since 2012, HUD’s International and Philanthropic Affairs Division (IPAD) has partnered with the Council on Foundations (COF)...


Solar-Powered Apartments Empower Residents of All Abilities
Solar-Powered Apartments Empower Residents of All Abilities

Wynne Watts Commons opened in 2022 in the Wilkes East neighborhood of Gresham, Oregon, a city of 111,643 in the Portland metropolitan region.



PD&R and Community Development Grants for Disaster Recovery
PD&R and Community Development Grants for Disaster Recovery

It was 1997, and Todd Richardson was caught between a baseball game and a formula.



Former Massachusetts High School Converted to Affordable Housing for Seniors
Former Massachusetts High School Converted to Affordable Housing for Seniors

In 2022, developers transformed a century-old, abandoned school building in Southbridge, Massachusetts, into a mixed-income housing development for seniors.



Preserving Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Omaha Neighborhood
Preserving Affordable Housing in Gentrifying Omaha Neighborhood

In fall 2023, a local nonprofit in Omaha, Nebraska, finished rehabilitating two century-old, historically designated buildings into affordable apartments in a neighborhood...



Using Historic Preservation to Promote Affordability and Revitalization
Using Historic Preservation to Promote Affordability and Revitalization

The relationship between historic preservation and housing affordability is not always straightforward.



Housing Research with Tribes
Housing Research with Tribes

In my office on the eighth floor of the Robert C. Weaver Federal Office Building in Washington, D.C., is a stack of reports collected over the years...


Homelessness and Housing Insecurity Among Older Adults
Tackling Racial Inequities in Homeownership

In October 2023, the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University (JCHS) hosted...



 

Providing Affordable Housing Through Historic Preservation in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Providing Affordable Housing Through Historic Preservation in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Opened in July 2021, Frost Terrace Apartments is a 40-unit affordable housing complex in the Porter Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts.



An Innovative Approach to Tackling the Housing Supply and Affordability Issue in Canada: The Housing Accelerator Fund
An Innovative Approach to Tackling the Housing Supply and Affordability Issue in Canada: The Housing Accelerator Fund

Over the past couple decades, the development of new housing units in both the United States and Canada has failed to keep pace with demand, leading to rising housing costs.


Renovated Cedar Street Apartments Provide Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.
Renovated Cedar Street Apartments Provide Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

Located in the historic Takoma neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Cedar Street Apartments faced extensive damage from a microburst storm ...



Housing Programs and Racial Segregation: The Role of Place-Based and Mobility Programs
Housing Programs and Racial Segregation: The Role of Place-Based and Mobility Programs

Overcoming racial segregation in housing is part of the Fair Housing Act of 1968’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) mandate.


HUD and the Concept of the Smart City
HUD and the Concept of the Smart City

HUD’s mission is to “create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities.”



Hawaii’s First Micro-Unit Rental Community Comes to Downtown Honolulu
Hawaii’s First Micro-Unit Rental Community Comes to Downtown Honolulu

Nohona Hale in Honolulu is Hawaii’s first micro-unit rental community.



Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Paris
 Global Cities and Affordable Housing: Paris

Paris, the capital of France, is a city of roughly 41 square miles divided into 20 arrondissements, or districts.


Providing Housing and Support Services for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in Des Moines, Iowa
Providing Housing and Support Services for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care in Des Moines, Iowa

Sixth Avenue Flats is a 42-unit affordable housing development in Des Moines, Iowa, that opened in July 2022. Developed by Hatch Development Group (HDG)...


Creating a New Mixed-Income Neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia
Creating a New Mixed-Income Neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia

In the city of Alexandria, Virginia, located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., a public-private partnership...


Affordable Housing Project Serves as a Catalyst to the Revitalization of South Bronx

In 2022, 425 Grand Concourse opened as a mixed-use affordable housing project in New York City’s South Bronx neighborhood.






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