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2018 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards
2018 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards

On June 22, 2018, in New York City, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) honored this year’s recipients of the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award in Housing and Community Design alongside the winners of AIA’s annual Housing Awards.



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.



From Historic Hospital to Affordable Housing for Seniors in Aurora, Illinois
From Historic Hospital to Affordable Housing for Seniors in Aurora, Illinois

A former hospital is finding new life as affordable housing for seniors in Aurora, Illinois.




New Austin Studio Apartments House Musicians and Vulnerable Populations
New Austin Studio Apartments House Musicians and Vulnerable Populations

Austin, Texas, is nicknamed the “Live Music Capital of the World.” Recent surges in rent prices, however, combined with stagnating wages and a shortage of affordable units, threaten to displace many low-income Austinites, including local musicians.


Historic School Redeveloped as Senior Housing in Webster, Massachusetts
Historic School Redeveloped as Senior Housing in Webster, Massachusetts

A small town of approximately 17,000 people on the southern border of Massachusetts, Webster began redeveloping its downtown in 2010.



A Snapshot of HUD-Assisted Households
A Snapshot of HUD-Assisted Households

The U.S. government has offered housing assistance to low-income renters since enacting the U.S. Housing Act of 1937, and much of this assistance has been provided through programs offered by HUD and its predecessor agencies.


A Health Picture of HUD-Assisted Children
A Health Picture of HUD-Assisted Children

Policymakers and public health professionals increasingly recognize the need to better understand how neighborhood and housing affordability, quality, and stability affect people’s health and well-being.



Revitalizing Suburban Communities
Revitalizing Suburban Communities

Research on housing and living preferences indicates that Americans favor walkable locations that are close to public amenities.



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.



Housing for Families and Transitional Youth Opens in San Francisco
Housing for Families and Transitional Youth Opens in San Francisco

Addressing the needs of transitional age youth has become a critical issue in San Francisco, California.





Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being
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The Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics released their Older Americans 2016: Key Indicators of Well-Being report on August 2, 2016.
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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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Initial Findings of the First-Time Homebuyer Education and Counseling Demonstration

Initial Findings of the First-Time Homebuyer Education and Counseling Demonstration

Although numerous studies suggest that pre-purchase homebuyer education and counseling benefits consumers, they fail to account for selection bias, limiting the usefulness of their findings.
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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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From Habitat II to Habitat III, An Interview with Ismael Guerrero
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In this column, Ismael Guerrero, Executive Director of the Denver Housing Authority (DHA), shares lessons learned from Habitat II and discusses priorities and expectations for the upcoming Habitat III conference to be held in October 2016.
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Learning from the City: The Midwest Regional Convening of UN Habitat III, An Interview with Antonio Riley
Learning from the City: The Midwest Regional Convening of UN Habitat III

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, is leading U.S. government preparations for the third United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III). The Habitat conference, which the United Nations (U.N.) convenes every 20 years, will be held in October 2016 in Quito, Ecuador.     readmore

 
Behaviorally-Informed Messaging for Federal Student Aid: An Interview with Leah Lozier
Behaviorally-Informed Messaging for Federal Student Aid: An Interview with Leah Lozier

In this column, Leah Lozier, Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, describes how HUD, the Department of Education, and the White Housing Social and Behavior Sciences Team are using behaviorally-informed messages to increase completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid among students with housing vouchers.
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The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary
The Opportunity Project, Creating Digital Tools with Open Data: An Interview with Drew Zachary

In this column, Drew Zachary, Policy Advisor at the White House Domestic Policy Council, discusses the Opportunity Project, a program that exploits open data sources and provides tools that enable greater access to opportunity for all Americans.
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