Downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. A bridge over water is visible in the foreground, and multistory buildings and trees are visible in the background.

Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties

After the Great Recession left many U.S. cities plagued with high vacancy rates, local governments and organizations began looking for new strategies to reshape vacant properties into community assets.



Permanent Supportive Housing for Women Recovering From Substance Abuse in Charleston, West Virginia

In December 2017, the nonprofit Recovery Point West Virginia, which runs 5 long-term residential recovery programs in West Virginia, teamed with developer AU Associates to open 24 one-bedroom apartments in Charleston.

Quarterly Update: Landlords and the Housing Choice Voucher Program

Although landlords play an active and vital role in determining the location, quality, and affordability of rental options for tenants, including those participating in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, little research exists on how landlords choose these options.

Vienna’s Unique Social Housing Program

The city of Vienna, Austria, famous for its rich cultural and architectural heritage, is also recognized for its unique social housing program.

Summary of U.S. Rental Housing Market Conditions: 2Q2018

Apartment markets nationwide are relatively balanced. The overall rental vacancy rate (including apartments, single family homes, and mobile homes) was 6.8 percent during the second quarter of 2018, down from 7.3 percent a year ago.



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