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PD&R Quarterly Update: Maximizing Community Benefits in Opportunity Zones
PD&R Quarterly Update: Maximizing Community Benefits in Opportunity Zones

HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) held its regular Quarterly Update on June 20, 2019, at HUD headquarters in Washington, DC.


Cityscape: Collecting 25 Years of Housing and Community Development Research
Cityscape: Collecting 25 Years of Housing and Community Development Research

For 25 years, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) has furthered research on housing and community development issues through its journal Cityscape.



Replacing 200 Units of Aging Affordable Housing With Modular Construction in Greenfield
Replacing 200 Units of Aging Affordable Housing With Modular Construction in Greenfield

After nearly a half-century of providing affordable housing for low-income families and individuals in Greenfield, Massachusetts, the Leyden Woods Apartments development was, by 2015, showing its age.



Affordable Housing in Washington’s Gentrifying Brightwood Neighborhood
Affordable Housing in Washington’s Gentrifying Brightwood Neighborhood

Constructed in 1952 in the low-density Brightwood neighborhood of Washington, DC, Fort Stevens Place Apartments became affordable housing in the early 2000s.



Historic Fort Restored for Use as Affordable Housing in Des Moines, Iowa
Historic Fort Restored for Use as Affordable Housing in Des Moines, Iowa

The Fort Des Moines Living Apartments, a 142-unit affordable housing development in the Southside area of Des Moines, Iowa, opened in 2018.



The World Habitat Awards
The World Habitat Awards

The World Habitat Awards highlight best practices in housing around the globe. The awards were established in 1985 to help promote good housing practices.



Historic Orphanage Begins New Life as Affordable Housing in Marquette, Michigan
Historic Orphanage Begins New Life as Affordable Housing in Marquette, Michigan

Named for its impressive views of Lake Superior, the Grandview Marquette is an affordable apartment building that opened in 2017 in Marquette, Michigan.



Affordable Housing Funded by PILOT Program in Nashville
Affordable Housing Funded by PILOT Program in Nashville

Opened in summer 2017, the Paddock at Grandview is a 240-unit affordable housing development in the West Trinity Lane neighborhood of Nashville, Tennessee.



Creative Placemaking on Vacant Properties
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.



Affordable Housing in Kokomo, Indiana, Helps a Town Hit Hard by the Great Recession
Affordable Housing in Kokomo, Indiana, Helps a Town Hit Hard by the Great Recession

The city of Kokomo, Indiana, faces ongoing economic challenges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, including lower real household income, a rapidly deteriorating housing stock, and increased numbers of rent-burdened households.



 
The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood
The Burnham’s Affordable Senior Housing Helps Revitalize Chicago’s Woodlawn Neighborhood

Woodlawn Park is a multiphased, mixed-use, mixed-income revitalization project being developed in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago, and The Burnham at Woodlawn Park is the most recently completed residential phase of the project.
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Addressing Barriers to Economic Mobility
Addressing Barriers to Economic Mobility

In September 2016, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners convened for “Promoting Economic Mobility: Putting Evidence to Action for Communities,” a conference hosted by the Urban Institute and the Citi Foundation.
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HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Discuss Pathways to Mobility and Opportunity
HUD Secretary Julián Castro and Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx Discuss Pathways to Mobility and Opportunity

President Obama's opportunity agenda promotes the idea that regardless of where a person lives, they should have access to employment, vital services,
and decent education and housing.
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Managing Community Change: A Dialogue on Gentrification
Managing Community Change: A Dialogue on Gentrification

Gentrification is a form of neighborhood change that occurs when higher-income groups move into low-income neighborhoods, increasing the demand for housing and driving up prices.
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Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel Transformed into Mixed-Income Housing
Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel Transformed into Mixed-Income Housing

Innovative Housing, a developer, owner, and manager of affordable housing with a special niche in preserving and restoring historic buildings, recently unveiled its transformation of Portland, Oregon’s Erickson Saloon and Fritz Hotel into the Erickson Fritz Apartments.
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RAD Program Recapitalizes Public Housing near St. Petersburg, Florida
RAD Program Recapitalizes Public Housing near St. Petersburg, Florida

The Landings at Cross Bayou is a 184-unit Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program redevelopment of public housing that had become functionally obsolete and deteriorating as a result of inadequate funding.
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Using Promise Zones to Support Community Change, An Interview with Margeaux Akazawa
Using Promise Zones to Support Community Change, An Interview with Margeaux Akazawa

In this column, Margeaux Akazawa, STEM Presidential Management Fellow and Desk Officer for the Promise Zones Initiative, summarizes the Promise Zones initiative and discusses how the program assists communities with high capacity and high needs.
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A Community of Teachers Helps Revitalize Newark, New Jersey
A Community of Teachers Helps Revitalize Newark, New Jersey

A public-private partnership including developer RBH Group and several state and local entities is replacing a number of vacant lots and deteriorating buildings in downtown Newark, New Jersey, with Teachers Village, a $150 million mixed-use development.
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South Bend’s Vacant and Abandoned Housing Challenge: 1,000 Houses in 1,000 Days
South Bend’s Vacant and Abandoned Housing Challenge: 1,000 Houses in 1,000 Days

The large number of abandoned and vacant homes in South Bend, Indiana, was one of Pete Buttigieg’s top priorities during his successful 2011 campaign for mayor.
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Providing Affordable Housing and Cultural Assets in Harlem
Providing Affordable Housing and Cultural Assets in Harlem

Officials in New York City are grappling with a housing affordability crisis that has been widely discussed in the national press. readmore