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American Rescue Plan Resources Could Help House Hundreds of Thousands of Households Experiencing Homelessness
American Rescue Plan Resources Could Help House Hundreds of Thousands of Households Experiencing Homelessness

Evidence from the past decade shows that concentrated resources and efforts can reduce homelessness.



Bringing New Affordable Housing to the Historic Town Center of Surprise, Arizona
Bringing New Affordable Housing to the Historic Town Center of Surprise, Arizona

The fast-growing city of Surprise, Arizona, located 20 miles northwest of Phoenix in geographically expansive Maricopa County, is now host to Heritage at Surprise, a 100-unit affordable housing development serving low-income residents, with some units set aside for people who have experienced chronic homelessness and people living with severe mental illness.


Learning From the Pandemic Response: Converting Hotels to Shelter or Housing
Learning From the Pandemic Response: Converting Hotels to Shelter or Housing

As the COVID-19 virus spread in the United States in early 2020, governments took extraordinary measures to try and curtail the pathogen’s spread, imposing lockdowns, restricting travel, and recommending social distancing.



A Methodology for Collecting Data on Encampment Responses and their Associated Cost
A Methodology for Collecting Data on Encampment Responses and their Associated Cost

Encampments of people experiencing homelessness are an increasingly prevalent phenomenon, consistent with the overall national increase in unsheltered homelessness rates.



Evaluation of the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Early Implementation Report
Evaluation of the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: Early Implementation Report

In the last decade, federal entities responsible for addressing homelessness have paid increasing attention to the situation of youth who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness.



Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher Program
Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher Program

HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program provides low-income renters access to affordable, stable, and quality housing.



Centering Equity and Efficiency in Coronavirus Housing Responses
Centering Equity and Efficiency in Coronavirus Housing Responses

As the coronavirus pandemic began to unfold, forcing business closures and spiking unemployment, local government leaders worried that the broad loss of income among low-wage renters would result in mass evictions and produce a surge of homelessness.



Tracking the Impact of the CDC Eviction Moratorium
Tracking the Impact of the CDC Eviction Moratorium

Since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its eviction moratorium in September 2020, the moratorium has provided critical protections for housing-insecure tenants across the country, including this tenant in Connecticut who would have become homeless if her eviction had proceeded.



Housing Indigenous Youth Helps Heal Intergenerational Trauma
Housing Indigenous Youth Helps Heal Intergenerational Trauma

In Minnesota, residents identifying as Native American comprise 2 percent of the state’s population yet represent 22 percent of all homeless youth.




Redwood Crossings Provides Permanent Supportive Housing in Salem, Oregon
Redwood Crossings Provides Permanent Supportive Housing in Salem, Oregon

Redwood Crossings is the first development in Salem, Oregon, to offer permanent supportive housing to individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.




Coordinating Housing and Health Care for Vulnerable Populations
Coordinating Housing and Health Care for Vulnerable Populations

Among affordable housing advocates and public health experts, consensus is growing on the need for more coordination between the housing and health sectors.



HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020
HUD’s New Research Awards in 2020

It is the mission of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to provide reliable and objective housing research and market data for its constituents — housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public.



Putting Families First in the Fight Against Homelessness
Putting Families First in the Fight Against Homelessness

In Seattle, a thriving technology sector has driven demand for new housing that has outstripped supply, leading to rising housing costs and increased housing instability for many lower-income residents.




HUD Releases 2019 Worst Case Needs Report on Severe Housing Problems
Family Options Study: Long-term Tracking Project

Launched in 2008, the HUD-funded Family Options Study, the largest experimental study of its kind, was designed to evaluate the effects of different housing and service interventions — long-term housing subsidy, community-based rapid rehousing, project-based transitional housing, and usual care — on families experiencing homelessness. A recent report, Family Options Study: Long-term Tracking Project, documents the research team’s efforts to reconnect with the study families for the first time since 2014.



Local and State Strategies for Responding to the COVID-19 Housing Crisis
Local and State Strategies for Responding to the COVID-19 Housing Crisis

When the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic reached the United States in early 2020, much of the country was already facing acute shortages of affordable housing.



HUD User Case Studies
HUD User Case Studies

Since 1978, HUD User ¬¬has served as the Office of Policy Development and Research’s central information source for housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, practitioners, and the American public. HUD User is the primary source for federal government reports and information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics.



Catholic Charities Brings People to “Higher Ground”
Catholic Charities Brings People to “Higher Ground”

The Dorothy Day Center, opened in 1981 in St. Paul, Minnesota, was originally intended to “provide daytime services and respite to the vulnerable.”




Permanent Housing for the Hardest Cases
Permanent Housing for the Hardest Cases

On June 18, 2020, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Homeless and Housing Resource Network hosted a virtual symposium to examine ways to improve access to care for people experiencing homelessness and those living with serious mental illness and substance use disorders.



Increasing Housing Options for Homeless Populations Through a Shared Housing Approach
Increasing Housing Options for Homeless Populations Through a Shared Housing Approach

Inadequate supply presents a challenge to people transitioning from homelessness to permanent, stable housing.



Mosaic Gardens at Westlake Provides Supportive and Intergenerational Housing in Los Angeles
Mosaic Gardens at Westlake Provides Supportive and Intergenerational Housing in Los Angeles

California’s rapid population growth has increased the demand for affordable housing. Current estimates indicate that the state’s population could grow from 39.5 million (as of 2017) to 44 million by 2030.