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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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German - U.S. Cooperation: Working Together To Find New Solutions for Our Cities
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Each year, German policymakers and practitioners gather to discuss the most pertinent issues and advancements in urban development.
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The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood
The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

Woodlawn Park is a multiphased, mixed-use, mixed-income revitalization project being developed in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, and The Burnham at Woodlawn Park is the most recently completed residential phase of the project.
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Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Neighborhoods and Schools of Opportunity
Strategies for Overcoming Barriers to Neighborhoods and Schools of Opportunity

A recent Insights report from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research, “Breaking Down Barriers: Housing, Neighborhoods, and Schools of Opportunity,” describes the relationship between neighborhoods and schools and the implications for housing policy.
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Rochester View Apartments Provide Affordable Housing Designed for Residents Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Use ASL
Rochester View Apartments Provide Affordable Housing Designed for Residents Who Are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or Use ASL

Henrietta, New York, is located near the city of Rochester, where the Rochester School for the Deaf and the National Center for Deaf Health Research are situated.
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Partnering with Philanthropy for Community Impact, An Interview With Natalie Robles
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A new report from HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience and Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation, Scaling Solutions: Unleashing the Potential of Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, examines the role philanthropy played in HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative (SCI).
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The Prosperity Playbook: A Preview Edition
The Prosperity Playbook: A Preview Edition

The Prosperity Playbook is a HUD-sponsored online resource for local officials and planners that will launch in fall 2016. An initiative of HUD Secretary Julián Castro, the Prosperity Playbook will serve as a repository of ideas, best practices, and case studies for fostering equitable and inclusive community growth.
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Grassroots Community Development Creating New Housing, Education, and Wellness Opportunities in Birmingham
Grassroots Community Development Creating New Housing, Education, and Wellness Opportunities in Birmingham

Over the past several decades, Birmingham, Alabama, has experienced substantial outmigration to the suburbs, and the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood has mirrored this trend.
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Research Symposium on Gentrification and Neighborhood Change

Research Symposium on Gentrification and Neighborhood Change

A growing number of neighborhoods, mostly in major metropolitan areas, are currently experiencing gentrification.
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Reinhard Manor Offers Residents of Woodbridge an Opportunity to Age in Place
Reinhard Manor Offers Residents of Woodbridge an Opportunity to Age in Place

To implement Woodbridge Township’s 2012 Housing Plan Element and Fair Share Plan, the township council decided to build at least one affordable senior housing development in each of the community’s neighborhoods.
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Request for Proposals: Using Linked Data To Advance Evidence-Based Policymaking
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Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau and with support from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) titled “Using Linked Data to Advance Evidence-Based Policymaking: Helping Projects Utilize the U.S. Census Bureau Linkage Infrastructure.”
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Aligning Housing and Education: CLPHA’s 2nd Annual Affordable Housing & Education Summit
Aligning Housing and Education: CLPHA’s 2nd Annual Affordable Housing & Education Summit

In May 2016, more than 100 leaders in housing and education convened for the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) Affordable Housing & Education Summit.
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Davis Park Residents Use Transportation Project Mitigation to Strengthen Their Neighborhood
Davis Park Residents Use Transportation Project Mitigation to Strengthen Their Neighborhood

The Newtown Pike Extension, a four-lane, 1.5-mile-long divided street with bike lanes and sidewalks, is being constructed in Lexington, Kentucky, in four phases with completion expected in the 2020s.
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Five Years of Evidence Matters
Five Years of Evidence Matters

In the winter of 2011, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research launched Evidence Matters, a publication dedicated to informing policymakers, researchers, and practitioners about the ways in which research informs housing and community development policy.
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Habitat III Miami Convening on Building a Resilient South Florida: “Stop Thinking This Is Someone Else’s Problem.”
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“Each one of us is part of the problem. Each one of us has the potential to be a part of the solution. Stop thinking this is someone else’s problem.”
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Environmentally Sustainable Neighborhood Revitalization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Environmentally Sustainable Neighborhood Revitalization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The neighborhoods of Larimer and East Liberty, located three miles east of Pittsburgh’s downtown, are in the midst of revitalization as a result of years of community activism leading to a Choice Neighborhoods implementation grant in 2014.
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Expanding Affordable Senior Housing and Building Community in Seattle, Washington
Expanding Affordable Senior Housing and Building Community in Seattle, Washington

Leschi House, an affordable housing development in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District, opened in March 2015 after a full renovation and expansion.
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HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Discuss Pathways to Mobility and Opportunity
HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Discuss Pathways to Mobility and Opportunity

President Obama's opportunity agenda promotes the idea that regardless of where a person lives, they should have access to employment, vital services,
and decent education and housing.
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Managing Community Change: A Dialogue on Gentrification
Managing Community Change: A Dialogue on Gentrification

Gentrification is a form of neighborhood change that occurs when higher-income groups move into low-income neighborhoods, increasing the demand for housing and driving up prices.
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The Evolution of HUD’s Public Private Partnerships, An Interview with Chase Sackett
The Evolution of HUD’s Public Private Partnerships, An Interview with Chase Sackett

In this column, Chase Sackett, Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, describes public private partnerships and discusses their importance to past and present HUD programs.
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Seizing New Opportunities and Partnerships: The Role of Philanthropy in Innovating HUD’s Resilience Work
Seizing New Opportunities and Partnerships: The Role of Philanthropy in Innovating HUD’s Resilience Work

HUD is committed to making itself more friendly to partnerships, both to ensure the most efficient use of critical federal dollars and to help local stakeholders leverage the power of partnerships to create the most meaningful and effective impacts in their communities.
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