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From Historic Hospital to Affordable Housing for Seniors in Aurora, Illinois
From Historic Hospital to Affordable Housing for Seniors in Aurora, Illinois

A former hospital is finding new life as affordable housing for seniors in Aurora, Illinois.




Affordable Apartments in Estes Park Serve Low-Income Workers Affected by Floods
Affordable Apartments in Estes Park Serve Low-Income Workers Affected by Floods

The resort community of Estes Park, Colorado, has a shortage of workforce housing that is compounded by economic seasonality, demography, and the catastrophic flooding of 2013.



Retail in the District: What Is Going On?
Retail in the District: What Is Going On?

On April 24, 2018, the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC, hosted “Retail in the Age of Amazon — Strategies for Retail Success,” a presentation featuring prominent local retail managers and investment professionals that focused on how local businesses can adapt to a rapidly changing retail environment in which consumers are doing more of their shopping online.


Vacant Building in Detroit Redeveloped as Affordable Housing
Vacant Building in Detroit Redeveloped as Affordable Housing

In December 2016, officials celebrated the grand opening of Treymore Apartments, an apartment building in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood that is more than a century old and had been vacant for more than 20 years before undergoing a $6.5 million full rehabilitation.


Building HUD’s Capacity To Partner With Philanthropy
Building HUD’s Capacity To Partner With Philanthropy

After Hurricane Sandy hit New York City and the surrounding region, one of two things could have happened.



Revitalizing Suburban Communities
Revitalizing Suburban Communities

Research on housing and living preferences indicates that Americans favor walkable locations that are close to public amenities.



New Affordable Housing Opens in Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood—Welton Park
New Affordable Housing Opens in Denver’s Five Points Neighborhood—Welton Park

Welton Park provides 223 new units of affordable housing in an amenity-rich area close to Denver’s downtown.



Housing for Low and Extremely-Low Income Households Opens in Alameda
Housing for Low and Extremely-Low Income Households Opens in Alameda

In the city of Alameda, located on an island in California’s San Francisco Bay, the scarcity and high cost of housing personally affects most residents.



Whittier Lyndhurst Washington Contributes to Eco-District in Boston’s Codman Square
Whittier Lyndhurst Washington Contributes to Eco-District in Boston’s Codman Square

Boston’s Codman Square District in southern Dorchester is a racially diverse, predominantly lower-income neighborhood with a rich history.



Mitigating Neighborhood Blight
Mitigating Neighborhood Blight

Neighborhood blight and the presence of vacant and abandoned properties have profound negative impacts on afflicted communities.



 
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