19 individuals, including students from the four finalist student teams associated with HUD’s Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design & Planning Competition, stand together and hold a sign with the competition title.

2020 Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Design and Planning Competition Site Visit: Santa Fe County Housing Authority, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This year’s Innovation in Affordable Housing (IAH) Student Design and Planning Competition will challenge the four finalist teams — the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Maryland at College Park; the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and Yale University — to create innovative housing while preserving and celebrating the unique culture of Santa Fe, New Mexico.




Matthew Desmond’s 2016 book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City tells the story of two neighborhoods, one a predominantly white trailer park community and the other a predominantly African-American community in Milwaukee.

Why Did Pruitt-Igoe Fail?

In 1954, the first tenant moved into the federally funded Pruitt-Igoe housing project on the north side of St. Louis, Missouri. By the mid-1960s, however, the complex’s crime rate surged, the vacancy rate rose, and living conditions dramatically declined.

Ongoing Trends in the Housing Economy

One major influence on housing affordability is the state of the overall economy, and economic forecasting can help steer policy to best respond to the real-world economic conditions that Americans will face.

Measuring Disaster Preparedness with 2017 AHS Data

From wildfires in Los Angeles to hurricanes in Houston, natural disasters strike some American cities again and again. But are households in these areas ready for the next one?



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