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An Overview of Historical Reports on HUD User
An Overview of Historical Reports on HUD User

Since its creation as a HUD office in 1973, the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has sponsored and disseminated groundbreaking research.



HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems
Family Options Study: Long-term Tracking Project

Launched in 2008, the HUD-funded Family Options Study, the largest experimental study of its kind, was designed to evaluate the effects of different housing and service interventions — long-term housing subsidy, community-based rapid rehousing, project-based transitional housing, and usual care — on families experiencing homelessness. A recent report, Family Options Study: Long-term Tracking Project, documents the research team’s efforts to reconnect with the study families for the first time since 2014.



Riverview Terrace Navigates RAD Renovation To Continue Providing Affordable Housing to Low-Income Seniors in Westbrook, Maine
Riverview Terrace Navigates RAD Renovation To Continue Providing Affordable Housing to Low-Income Seniors in Westbrook, Maine

One-fifth of Maine’s population is older than 65, but much of the state’s housing stock is ill-suited for older residents, lacking accessibility and, often, affordability.




HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems
HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems

HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs report, issued biennially since 1991, details critical problems facing low-income renting families.



Creating Connections With Pocket Neighborhoods at Community Gardens
Creating Connections With Pocket Neighborhoods at Community Gardens

Opened in October 2018, Community Gardens is a 50-unit affordable senior development built in the pedestrian-focused "pocket neighborhood" style in Springfield, Ohio.




Examining the Effects of the Rental Assistance Demonstration on Children Living in Public Housing in Fresno, California
Examining the Effects of the Rental Assistance Demonstration on Children Living in Public Housing in Fresno, California

Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in 2012 to curb the potential loss of public housing as a result of the backlog of unmet capital needs.



Mosaic Gardens at Westlake Provides Supportive and Intergenerational Housing in Los Angeles
Mosaic Gardens at Westlake Provides Supportive and Intergenerational Housing in Los Angeles

California’s rapid population growth has increased the demand for affordable housing. Current estimates indicate that the state’s population could grow from 39.5 million (as of 2017) to 44 million by 2030.




Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program Phase II Evaluation
Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program Phase II Evaluation

A recent research report from HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research provides new insight into outcomes associated with HUD’s Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) Program, which provides rental assistance to extremely low-income nonelderly persons with disabilities.



Aging Research and Resources on HUD User
Aging Research and Resources on HUD User

Among the many housing issues facing communities across the United States is the challenge of meeting the housing and health needs of the older population.



Arts-Based Programming Supports Aging in Place
Arts-Based Programming Supports Aging in Place

Socially focused programming and amenities are providing people aged 62 and older an affordable opportunity for vibrant aging at the Olivera Senior Apartments in Pomona, 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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