Poor-quality, unhealthy housing poses both short- and long-term risks for resident safety and well-being and results in long-term costs to both individuals and society. Although the benefits of a healthy home — one that is dry, clean, ventilated, temperature controlled, safe, and free from pests and contaminants — may be self-evident, implementing healthy homes initiatives remains challenging.
I’m excited to join HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research as the new director of the Office for International and Philanthropic Innovation (IPI). I hope that my experience will bring an added dimension to the IPI team, and I look forward to meeting more of the PD&R team in the future.
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.”
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.
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.
As more people have looked to rental housing as an alternative to homeownership over the past 8 years, researchers have renewed their focus on the importance of rental market conditions in analyzing the overall housing market.
Homeownership is complicated. Choosing and maintaining a home, as well as deciding whether to buy a home at all, can be difficult, and many people struggle to understand their choices. It is difficult to learn how to buy a home from experience: most people only buy a few homes, at most, over the course of their lifetimes.
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