After a series of (sometimes lengthy) negotiations from New York to Nairobi to Surabaya, Indonesia, I am excited to announce that the member states of the United Nations have reached consensus on the New Urban Agenda, the guiding outcome document for the Habitat III conference.


PD&R speaks with Lourdes Castro Ramírez, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, about a housing summit hosted by HUD’s Northern Plains Office of Native American Programs (NPONAP) and the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC) to explore innovative models and solutions to preserving and expanding affordable housing.

Congress authorized the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) in 2012 to stem the potential loss of public housing and other subsidized housing units because of the growing backlog of unfunded capital needs.

Supportive housing — the provision of stable, affordable housing along with access to medical and mental health, employment, educational, and other services — has shown promise in reducing homelessness and decreasing hospitalizations for at-risk populations, among other desirable outcomes.

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.

Access to stable housing, supportive services, and opportunities for education and employment can help promote social inclusion for people who have committed crimes or are at risk of engaging in criminal behavior.


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