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Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago
Creating Service-Rich Affordable Housing in a Long-Abandoned Industrial Building in Chicago

The 2017 completion of the Lofts on Arthington — a 181-unit affordable housing development with wraparound services built by mission-driven developer Mercy Housing Lakefront (MHL) — represents one of the final stages in a decades-long effort to rebuild the Homan Square neighborhood of Chicago.




The Bloom Colocates Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia
The Bloom Colocates Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter in Alexandria, Virginia

Opened in 2020, the Bloom is a 97-unit affordable housing development that shares its 7-story building in the Braddock Road neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, with Carpenter’s Shelter, a ground-floor emergency shelter for people experiencing homelessness.



Equitable Rebuilding in Detroit Through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund
Equitable Rebuilding in Detroit Through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund

African-American residents of Detroit experienced devastating effects from the Great Recession. Job losses in the auto industry set off a chain reaction of income loss, declining property values, and depressed municipal tax revenue that induced the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history.



Leveraging Private Investment To Meet Affordable Housing Needs
Leveraging Private Investment To Meet Affordable Housing Needs

Public spending forms the basis of affordable housing production or preservation. When public funds are unavailable or prioritized elsewhere, however, nongovernmental entities can fill this financing gap with private investment funds.



New Affordable Housing and New Opportunity in LaGrange, Georgia
The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

For the first time in nearly 50 years, the LaGrange Housing Authority (LHA), which serves the small city of LaGrange, Georgia, as well as the rest of Troup County and other nearby areas, completed a new affordable housing project.



The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles
The New Rolland Curtis Gardens Preserves and Expands Transit-Adjacent Affordable Housing in Los Angeles

Rolland Curtis Gardens opened in November 2019 in the Exposition Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.




Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities Grant Program
Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities Grant Program

The Higher Education Act defines an HBCU as … any Historically Black College or University that was established prior to 1964 whose principal mission was, and is the education of Black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association.



Douglas Greene Apartments Provides Affordable Housing in Wildfire-Affected Kodak, Tennessee
Douglas Greene Apartments Provides Affordable Housing in Wildfire-Affected Kodak, Tennessee

Douglas Greene Apartments is an affordable housing development in the town of Kodak in Sevier County, Tennessee, that opened in spring 2020.




An Intergenerational Colocation: Senior Affordable Housing and a Childcare Facility in Queens, New York
An Intergenerational Colocation: Senior Affordable Housing and a Childcare Facility in Queens, New York

The Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York, faces some significant challenges, such as providing affordable housing for seniors and reducing overcrowding in local childcare and education facilities.




Diverse Projects and Shared Effort Characterize Opportunity Zone Initiatives
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Opportunity Zones are a place-based strategy to spur needed revitalization in underinvested areas throughout the United States.



Riverview Terrace Navigates RAD Renovation To Continue Providing Affordable Housing to Low-Income Seniors in Westbrook, Maine
Riverview Terrace Navigates RAD Renovation To Continue Providing Affordable Housing to Low-Income Seniors in Westbrook, Maine

One-fifth of Maine’s population is older than 65, but much of the state’s housing stock is ill-suited for older residents, lacking accessibility and, often, affordability.




The Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar Apartments Complete the New Dana Strand Revitalization Project in Los Angeles, California
The Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar Apartments Complete the New Dana Strand Revitalization Project in Los Angeles, California

Opened in 2018, the Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar affordable housing developments represent the fourth and final phase of the New Dana Strand Revitalization project in the oceanside Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles.




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.



Mitigating Displacement Through Housing in Denver, Colorado
Mitigating Displacement Through Housing in Denver, Colorado

Like many American cities with a thriving technology industry, Denver, Colorado, experienced a surge of economic and population growth during the 2010s.




Replacing Aging Public Housing in Birmingham, Alabama
Replacing Aging Public Housing in Birmingham, Alabama

For more than 60 years, the Titusville neighborhood in Birmingham, Alabama, had been home to Loveman Village, a 500-unit public housing project that, over time, had accumulated a raft of social and infrastructure problems.



Catholic Charities Providing Affordable Housing for Families and Seniors in Phoenix, Arizona
Catholic Charities Providing Affordable Housing for Families and Seniors in Phoenix, Arizona

Since 2011, the Catholic Charities office serving northern and central Arizona has been building and operating affordable housing communities through its nonprofit development affiliate, Housing for Hope (H4H).



Neighborhood Transformation in North Minneapolis, Minnesota
Neighborhood Transformation in North Minneapolis, Minnesota

In north Minneapolis, Minnesota, affordable housing is transforming a long-declining neighborhood hard hit by the foreclosure crisis and Great Recession.



Center for Community Progress Reports on Trends in Creative Placemaking
Center for Community Progress Reports on Trends in Creative Placemaking

Many communities nationwide have vacant properties resulting from disinvestment, physical deterioration, or weak markets that present numerous social and economic problems.



Addressing Vacant Properties With Land Conservancies
Addressing Vacant Properties With Land Conservancies

Vacant and blighted properties pose a problem in cities across the United States. A blighted lot is not just unsightly; it can attract petty crime, depress the value of nearby properties, and even pose a threat to the health of the local environment.



Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need
Veterans Village at Perry Point: A Home for Veterans Near the Support They Need

During World War I, the U.S. Army opened a munitions plant at the northern tip of the Chesapeake Bay in Perry Point, Maryland, a rural community approximately 50 miles northeast of Baltimore.