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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.





Strong Employment Growth Leads to Near-Record Housing Construction in Nashville HMA
Strong Employment Growth Leads to Near-Record Housing Construction in Nashville HMA

The Nashville Housing Market Area (Nashville HMA) has been experiencing strong economic growth — since 2010, the rate of job growth for the area has been double the national average.




The Role of Downpayment as a Mortgage Risk Deterrent
The Role of Downpayment as a Mortgage Risk Deterrent

For mortgage lenders, the cash downpayment mitigates credit risk. For low- and moderate-income households, however, saving for a downpayment represents a significant barrier to homeownership.



Meeting the Future Housing Needs of Seniors
Meeting the Future Housing Needs of Seniors

By 2050, the population of individuals who are 65 and older in the United States is projected to double, growing faster than any other age group.




High Demand for Housing as High-Tech Companies Lead Economic Growth in the Seattle Area
High Demand for Housing as High-Tech Companies Lead Economic Growth in the Seattle Area

The Seattle-Bellevue-Everett housing market area (Seattle HMA) has been experiencing strong economic growth over the past few years, which has led to tight housing markets and an increase in multifamily building construction.




Affordable Housing Honoring Native American Cultural Values in Phoenix, Arizona
Affordable Housing Honoring Native American Cultural Values in Phoenix, Arizona

Cedar Crossing, located about two miles north of downtown Phoenix, Arizona, is an affordable housing project developed by Native American Connections (NAC), a nonprofit organization providing behavioral health care, affordable housing, and community programs that honor Native American cultural ideals.




Lessons From the Worst Case Housing Needs: 2017 Report to Congress
Lessons From the Worst Case Housing Needs: 2017 Report to Congress

Since 1991, HUD has published periodic reports on the extent of worst case needs in affordable rental housing. People with worst case needs are very low-income renters who earn 50 percent or less of the area median income; receive no government housing assistance; and face severe housing cost burden (in rent and utilities), reside in severely inadequate housing, or both.





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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