Gentrification, or neighborhood change, has been a topic of concern and debate for decades, and one getting increased attention amidst the continued housing affordability crisis and its resulting pressure on communities.


Innovating within the federal government takes focus, creativity, persistence, and flexibility. One key example of this was the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation’s (IPI’s) work with Pay for Success (PFS) and the recently announced permanent supportive housing demonstration.

Rapid re-housing is an intervention to address homelessness that includes three core components: 1) housing identification, 2) move-in and short-term rental assistance, and 3) rapid re-housing case management and services In 2009, HUD awarded grants to 23 communities to implement the Rapid Re-housing for Homeless Families Demonstration (RRHD) program.

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.

The steady growth in the national labor market has been one of the major stories of the current economic recovery. Since total nonfarm payrolls hit a post-recession low of 129.7 million in February 2010, the number of jobs has increased 10.9 percent to 143.8 million in March 2016.

On November 12, 2015, HUD Secretary Julián Castro announced a proposed rule to require all public housing properties to become smokefree indoors. “We have a responsibility to protect public housing residents from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, especially the elderly and children who suffer from asthma and other respiratory diseases,” Secretary Castro said at a press conference...


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